Monday, June 12, 2017

Does It Matter? A Playback Theatre performance in Sept 2017




An old man tottering in the train while seats remain occupied. A community bike with a missing wheel--or two. People elbowing their way into the bus.

What kind of society are we enabling with our sense of entitlement? How do we build a community we'd be proud to live in; one in which we'd trust our neighbours to look out for us? What would a community of civic conscious people look like -- and will we get there?

Join Tapestry Playback Theatre in a conversation on what it takes for us to become a more caring and considerate community. Share your stories about civic conscious (or not!) acts and people in our community. 

Playback Theatre is an improvisational form of community theatre. The audience shares real moments from their lives and watch the performers play it back, with elements of cloth, movement, music, and spoken word.

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Friends from the Deaf Community are welcome to join us! Please leave us a message to tell us or email us at tapestry.ticketing@gmail.com. Sign Language interpretation will be available upon request.


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Tapestry Playback Theatre Ltd is a non-profit community theatre company that bases its transformative work on the playback theatre form.

Our vision is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where stories surface and dialogues happen. Our mission is to establish playback as a transformative tool in community by training and supporting competent playbackers.

Tapestry is a Company Partner of the Centre for Playback Theatre (CPT) and a member of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN).

Photos from May Open Rehearsal








Monday, May 08, 2017

27 May 2017 Open Rehearsal

Hello~!!

We are having our next Open Rehearsal on 27 May 2017, 7pm at Toa Payoh Central Community Center!

We had some trying outs and fun in our last Open Rehearsal in April. We'd love to have you and new friends with us for this rehearsal.

We will continue to do a little bit of teaching of short forms in Playback Theatre in the first half of the session followed by sharing our stories and improvising together.

Come and explore Playback Theatre, and have a chance to practise the different roles like the musician, the actor or the storyteller! 

Join us at the Toa Payoh Central Community Club Dance Studio (Opposite the library @ 93 Toa Payoh Central Singapore 319194).

If you are curious about what this community theatre is all about, join us and bring a friend too!

We hope to accommodate as many of you as we can, but have limited space, so get your ticket now at http://may2017or.peatix.com/

This event is free but please support our practice with a small donation. Limited space~!

Friends from the Deaf Community are welcome to join us. Please leave a comment on our Facebook page to tell us. Sign Language interpretation will be available.

Please note that participation is expected in Open Rehearsal, so do come dress comfortably.

Email us at tapestry.ticketing@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Thank you and see you soon!

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Playback Theatre. The power of stories. Any story. All stories. Someone shares a moment, and the performers will playback it back, with movement, sound, music, cloth and embodiment. Any life moment is played - happy or sad, hilarious or humdrum. It can produce change, new insights and feelings, and even transformation, through the atmosphere of affirmation, creativity and reflection.

This event is supported by Toa Payoh Central Community Club and PassionArts.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 2017 Open Rehearsal with Tapestry Playback Theatre


Hey people~!!
Join us to have a great time of learning and playing at our April 2017 Open Rehearsal! 

We will do a little bit of teaching of short forms in Playback Theatre in the first half of the session followed by sharing our stories and improvising together. 

Come and explore Playback Theatre, and have a chance to practise the different roles like the musician, the actor or the storyteller! 

Join us at the Toa Payoh Central Community Club Dance Studio (Opposite the library @ 93 Toa Payoh Central Singapore 319194).

If you are curious about what this community theatre is all about, join us and bring a friend too! 

We hope to accommodate as many of you as we can, but have limited space, so get your ticket now at http://april2017or.peatix.com

This event is free but please support our practice with a small donation. Limited space~!

Friends from the Deaf Community are welcome to join us. Please leave a comment on our Facebook page to tell us. Sign Language interpretation will be available.

Email us at tapestry.ticketing@gmail.com if you have any questions! 

Thank you and see you soon! 

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Playback Theatre. The power of stories. Any story. All stories. Someone shares a moment, and the performers will playback it back, with movement, sound, music, cloth and embodiment. Any life moment is played - happy or sad, hilarious or humdrum. It can produce change, new insights and feelings, and even transformation, through the atmosphere of affirmation, creativity and reflection.

This event is supported by Toa Payoh Central Community Club and PassionArts.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Photos from Fools R Us!

Playback Rhapsody Sessions (April 1st, 2017) is Tapestry's new initiative, in addition to our ticketed performances, Open Rehearsals, and Training Workshops.
This is a platform for community-building through the sharing of stories. It is also a valuable opportunity for our team to build skills and chemistry, particularly for members (old and new) who want to practice new roles.
With our ticketed performances moving towards socially-relevant themes, Playback Rhapsody Sessions will take on a lighter flavour, with the first one titled "Fools R Us!".
Red Noses for all! 
Silly games and letting go! 


Finding out more about one another! 

Everyone takes a turn in making themed still sculptures! 

Everyone takes a turn in making themed still sculptures! 

Everyone takes a turn in making themed still sculptures! 

Welcoming everyone to Playback Theatre. 

Welcoming everyone to Playback Theatre. 

Welcoming everyone to Playback Theatre. 






Once there was...

Thank you for coming to our inaugural Playback Rhapsody Sessions! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Join us at our community engagement event "Playback Rhapsody Sessions #1 - Fools R Us"!


Hello folks!

After mapping out our plans (and many HTHTs) for this new year at our annual retreat, we're back refreshed and all pumped up -- to host you at our very first Playback Rhapsody Series! And--not kidding-- we're planning our first in this series on April's Fool itself!

Come share stories related to all the silly things we do, be it fun pranks, crazy misunderstandings, whether you were the pranker or the pranked, or you just being a fool for love... Come and release your inner Silly with us on 01 April!

So see ya on 01 April, 7pm at Toa Payoh Central Community Club, Dance Studio level 2 (Opposite the library @ 93 Toa Payoh Central Singapore 319194). 

We hope to accommodate as many of you as we can, but there are limited spaces, so get your ticket now at http://foolsrus.peatix.com/

The event is free, but but but but please support our practice with a donation. =)

Friends from the Deaf Community are welcome to join us! (Please leave a comment on our Facebook page to inform us if you're keen. Sign Language interpretation is available.)

Email us at tapestry.register@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Thank you and see you soon!

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Playback Theatre. The power of stories. Any story. All stories. Someone shares a moment, and the performers will playback it back, with movement, sound, music, cloth and embodiment. Any life moment is played - happy or sad, hilarious or humdrum. It can produce change, new insights and feelings, and even transformation, through the atmosphere of affirmation, creativity and reflection.

This event is supported by Toa Payoh Central Community Club and PassionArts.