Tell Us Your Story: A Virtual Playback Theatre Show

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  •  May 18, 2020
     7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Everyone has a story to tell. What if you could tell your story and watch it come to life before your eyes? Now adapted for Zoom!


**This event’s capacity will be capped at 70 devices. Please plan on registering in advance to secure your spot, and when registering for your ticket, register the number of devices that will be using the zoom link rather than the number of viewers watching on a single device.**

Reserve your ticket here through Eventbrite to get the Zoom link.

Live on May 18th at 7:30pm CDT

Admission is FREE (with a suggested donation of $12 or pay-what-you-will)

We are inside of a collective moment of anxiety, isolation, struggle, and transformation. In the face of this, we believe the Chicago Playback Theatre Ensemble can continue to cultivate empathy, community, and solidarity through storytelling.

In Playback Theatre, actors guide audience members in sharing their own memories and experiences which are then brought to life by the actors using improv, movement, and music- only this time, our stage will be virtual using Zoom! Tell us your own story, or simply simply join us and experience the community that comes with gathering to share stories.

Unlike other improv you might see in Chicago, Playback is not focused just on comedy. Audience experiences of any kind, from the profound to the ordinary, from the joyful to the sorrowful, are worthy of attention, respect, and a voice with CPTE. This show will run about an hour and 15 minutes long, and shows are always as unique as the audience that attends. The Chicago Playback Theatre Ensemble is a new company that believes that sharing audience stories builds community, strengthens empathy, and ignites dialogue, and CPTE is the only ensemble in Chicago currently using Playback Theatre to perform audience stories.

For those unfamiliar with Zoom, you will receive emailed instructions on how to participate once you register on Eventbrite and we will also have a brief overview in the show on how to use Zoom for the purpose of the performance.

This performance will be in English and we will not have ASL interpretation or captioning services. Our apologies in advance as we know this impacts access. We are actively working on incorporating captioning and will update this event page if we are successfully able to add it.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Second Unitarian Church, 656 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60657