Buiding the Character Workshop 2015

Storybox Playback Theatre presents
- Buiding the Character (Playback Theatre Workshop)

Instructor: Sheila Donio

Date & Time:
Saturday June 13 ,2015 : 10am-5pm (EDT)
Sunday June 14,2015 : 1:30-5:30pm

Hong Fook Mental Health Association
Unit 201, 3320 Midland Ave.,
Scarborough, ON M1V 5E6 Canada (Map)

Workshop Fee:
Early Bird: $110 (Limited early bird tickets available up to May 16, 2015 9:00pm)
Regular: $130
Pay at the door: $130 (Pay at the door by Cash or Check)

This is a 10-hour non-residential training offered in Toronto. Food and beverage is NOT provided during the workshop, please bring your own food/snack and water bottle. Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended.

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Sheila Donio workshop

Building the Character: Acting on the Playback Stage

Building the character -Act

How do we prepare ourselves to build a character with no time to study their background or gestures? How do we express our character’s emotions as deeply as they ask for, right on the spot after listening to a story? This workshop will allow you to dive into the ART that a "good Playback" performance requires. We will share our stories, play together, and focus our work on the character development for Playback scenes and some short forms. Basic Playback Theatre training required.

Shelia Donio

Sheila Donio is a professional actress and theater director from Brazil, with over 20 years of experience. A playbacker since 2004, Sheila was part of one of the very few full time professional PT companies in the world and founded a couple other companies later on. She is a graduate and the current President of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Playback Theatre and runs Playback workshops and supervision for Playback companies in Brazil and abroad.

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Music Workshop 2014

Storybox Playback Theatre Presents
- Music & Playback Workshop with

Instructor: Will Chalmus

Date & Time:
Saturday May 31,2014 : 10am-6pm
Sunday Jun 1,2014 : 10am-1pm

Workshop Fee:
Early Bird: $95 (by April 27, 2014 9:00pm)
Regular: $110

This is a 10-hour non-residential training offered in Toronto. Should you require assistance for accomodation, please contact

Event Details
Workshop Description:

Together we will explore how music is the link between all dimensions of great Playback. How can the musician perform as an actor? How can the actor and conductor engage more musically? How can we listen for the music that binds a story or short form together? At the music table we will take time with the instruments to explore what they can do. We will look deeply into how music impacts the actions of the actors, the emotional landscape of the forms and the temperament of the audience members throughout a Playback performance. Participants will leave this course with a multifaceted understanding of the harmonious balance between music, performance, and spiritual connection. All instruments and levels of musical experience are welcome.

Instructor Info:
Will Chalmus is a cum laude graduate of Brandeis University '07' with high honors in Theater Arts and currently a professor of Playback Theatre at Brandeis. A performer at heart, this young artist reached distinction by freestyling and performing Hip-Hop and choreographed dance pieces while functioning in all areas of classical and original theater productions. Will C. wrote, directed, and produced a rap musical entitled Greed and has served as the MC and spoken word artist of the multicultural band Mochila in the Boston, Waltham and New York areas. As a teacher he has trained youth theater skills for personal development in Boston, (MA) USA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Brisbane, Australia. Will C. is the founder of the Brandeis Playback Theatre Society, has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Playback Theatre, and is currently part of the I.T. committee for the Centre for Playback. Will has also been on the hosting committee of the IPTN conference in Frankfurt, Germany, and is currently on the program committee for the next IPTN conference in Montreal, Canada.

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Open Practice 2013

Saturday August 24, 2013
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hong Fook Mental Health Association
3320 Midland Ave, Unit 201, Scarborough, ON (Midland and Finch)

Storybox Playback Theatre
Presented in partnership with Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Explore your creativity and body expression through games and exercises;
Have a light taste of playback and a behind-the-stage peek at how the team brews their magic;
Come and enjoy a fun, relaxing afternoon with Storybox Playback Theatre!

Dress code: Comfortable clothing eg. T-shirts and cotton pants.   

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