Dates and times

Friday July 5 midday - Monday July 8, 2pm.

The program will start with lunch on the Friday and close at lunch on the Monday. It is important that you will be available for the full program.

Please note there is a short expression of interest time for this program to enable us to give plenty of notice to successful applicants. EOI’s close on 28 February.


At Womens’ College, University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Just a bit over an hour from Brisbane airport by public transport the College is set in beautiful grounds.

Your accommodation is in comfortable student rooms (individual rooms and shared bathrooms) with all bedding supplied.

July is a great time to be in Brisbane with average temperatures at 21 degrees during the day.



Please note the venue is accessible so please contact us if you need further information about this.

Group size and target group

the principal workshop room

the principal workshop room

This is the second of what is intended to be a regular series of offerings. As one of the goals of the school is to share experience across the region we will be aiming to have a broad cross section of companies represented at each program. 

Like our first program this is not an introduction to Playback Theatre and assumes a good working knowledge of the basic forms. The course is designed for practitioners who are looking to deepen and develop their existing skills. It is not designed to meet the needs of the very new. When you express interest we will ask about your background in playback, what roles you have taken and what draws you to the theme of this program.

We need 14 participants to make sure the program is viable and are aiming for a maximum of 16 places on the program. We will be mindful of building a group that has levels of experience that will enable participants to work well together.

Selection of participants for this program

The three main factors that influence the decision making process for the program are:

  1. The principle of having as broad a group as possible from across the region (eg. in the last program there was no more than two from any one company).

  2. Demonstrated experience in a playback company.

  3. Your response to the question on the EOI about what draws you to the theme and your purpose in attending.

The School is also keen to create as diverse a group as possible.

It is important to realise that this is just the second program in what we hope will be ongoing regular programs. If your EOI is not successful there will be another program not too far away.

Application Process

Applications are made via the expression of interest form on the right had side of this page.

Once applications close on 28 February the facilitators will choose a group they believe will work successfully together. We will inform applicants as to whether they are successful or not by mid March.

If successful you will need to pay a $300 deposit by the end of March.


Full cost of the program is $965 AUD which covers accommodation, all food and tuition. It also helps provide for fee relief for those who need it.

The deposit is $300 and the balance of payment will be due 1 month prior to the program (ie. at the beginning of June).

Fee Relief

We are conscious that practitioners have very different abilities to cover this cost and that some have to add considerable travel costs. There will be the capacity to offer fee relief of $225 for four participants. If you intend to apply for fee relief you will be asked to complete a fee relief form.


Once we have received your deposit:

  • If you need to cancel up to 8 weeks prior to the program you will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee.

  • If you need to cancel less than 8 weeks prior to the program you will receive a refund (less $50) if we can fill your place.

  • Once you have paid the balance of your payment we will only be able to offer a refund if we have a wait list and can fill the place.