International Playback Theater Camp

 It's like falling into a rabbit hole: first you fly with a whistling in your ears, faces and events pass by, and then the Wonders begin.

In fact, it's a week of living in another country in a unique environment: creative people from different parts of the globe come together to exchange experience and create something new together. Every day offers workshops from the best trainers, who will share their vast store of playback knowledge with you.

Our Camp intelligently combines hours of intensive training with rest, games, the sea, and delicious dinners. All of this contributes to boosting your professional skills: the learning potential of what one can do with their body, voice, and partners on stage; how to build interaction; how to go deeper and draw ideas from the limitless source of inspiration within each of us- and much more.

You’ll remember Playback Camp forever and it will absolutely change your life... it will transform you completely and, in return, the development of amazing new features. You will see.

It’s a field where we can meet and create open dialogue and a microcosm of the world we live in.
A multicultural and intersectional crossroad of the Global Playback Theater community.
Together, we can grow in our interconnection and examine our hearts for who we really are... to connect our values with what we do and co-create.
Meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds is an enriching experience and a chance for us to grow. From knowing comes care and from care comes change.
Being together- to exchange within our global community- is the most powerful place for us to be. Anastasia Vorobyeva
Founder of the annual project: International Playback Theatre Camp

Organizational information


Carpathian Mountains,
(the nearest airport is Lviv)

How much?

(registration fee)
up to 01.02.2020


17 – 23 August 2020

special offer 415€

up to 01.02.2020

Registration fee

Room and board are paid separately

International Playback Camp (c) is a non-profit project, involving no financial gain for its organizers. All financial and organizational relationships are built on the basis of openness and mutual trust.

415€ up to 01.02.2020
465€ up to 15.03.2020
585€ after 15.03.2020

What awaits you:

hours of practice

in big and small groups: new, interesting, effective exercises and
warm-ups, author’s playback forms, fun games and creative evenings;

training from the masters of their crafts

international coaches from the center of
Jonathan Fox;

colleagues from different cities, countries, theaters and groups

round tables and exchange of experience

new opportunities

and projects that are very often arisen at our camp;

a certificate signed by the trainers,

with the number of hours (which, by the way, is counted in the training account, if you have not yet been certified).

And now the details

International Playback Camp exists since 2012 and has already managed to stick flags on the map of the world in Crimea, Silver Lake (Serbia) and Dyuni (Bulgaria). In the summer of 2019 (from the 19th to the 25th of August) the 8th annual camp will be held - this time in Belarus at the Castle of Poland Kings dynastry.

The creator and inspirer of the International Playback Camp is Anastasia Vorobyova.

Every year our Camp becomes more and more international. Now participants from more than 17 countries coming every year.

The main goal of this event is to improve the qualification of playback actors from all over the world and to unite the world community, namely the creation of an especial atmosphere where people support and accept each other. It is a mix of cultures and nationalities, a chorus of dozens different languages, where every person will be heard thanks to an open dialogue and open hearts.

Camp has a certain theme around which the work is built - for example, the Camp 2018 was devoted to the topic "Being connected", and there were touched upon such important aspects as "Society and I", a sense of belonging and loneliness, etc.

Theme of the Camp 2020 in progress. We are choosing a theme every year based on what is essential to explore now for our global playback community.

Workshops are conducted in English.

A few words about the schedule: you will have 2 workshops (of 3 hours each) per day with breaks for food and a plunge into a pool, and in the evening creative activity will take place.

During the Camp you will have 1 day off, when you can go on an excursion or release your inner seal and spend a relaxing day at the beach. To fix the effect of trainings, there will be 1 performance from the coaches, one performance-jam for everybody with a topic chosen by the participants themselves, and the final overall big performance at the end of the Camp. All week long you will sweat and cry; laugh and run on the ceiling; cuddle with people and enjoy moments of solitude; sleep like a log, and not close your eyes until dawn; grow as an actor and a person.

Camp is a parallel universe where the atmosphere of goodness and magic reigns. Here holes in the universe and cracks in the heart are patched, friends are found and even families are created. And here you can drink wine in a very good company, watching the setting sun that sinks into the gentle sea.

Are you still not with us?

During the existence of International Playback Theater Camp (8 years)

Cupid released arrows
New intercultural projects grew up

Trainers team 2019

Olga Sanachina

Playback-actor practices, accredited trainer of Playback theater (Playback Center New York). She is one of the founders one of the first playback theater in Russia – «New Jazz», psychodramatist.
Olga is a founder of a lot of projects in the area of Improvisational and Movement theatre. Co-founder of Project “Vozdukh” based on physical and body improvisation.
She studied Directing in Poland Theatre in Moscow.
She teaches playback in different cites of Russia, Europe and so on and play active role in popularization playback theatre in Russia.

Anastasya Vorobyova

Anastasya Founder of the International Playback Theatre Camp
She was educated in Playback Theatre like certified trainer of CPT.
She is doing Theatre Social projects in Contemporrary Theatre and Playback theatre around the world (Europe, UK, Bangladesh, Lebanon and so on)
Also working with Trauma throught Theatre and ART therapy (project with Syrian refugees)
She is the performance artist and social activist for human rights.
Anastasya can light up everything she starts to do!
“When we doing things with joy we can feel the river moving in us…”

Karin Gisler

Karin was educated in psychology and Playback Theatre in Zurich, London and New York.
Karin has been professionally employed with Playback Theatre for twenty years as a teacher, actress, conductor, and leader of the group Playback Theatre Zurich. She specialized in Physical Improvisation with Ruth Zaporah in the Theatre of Movement, her other passion is to find ways to express the essence of history through body and teamwork.
Certified trainer of Playback theater.

Shirley Legum

Shirly Legum – actress of playback-theater troupe by Appel Aviva Rosenthal «Play-Life» (Israel). She is also a professional actress of classical theater, and coach playback-theater. Education is a dance movement therapist, certified group therapist, has a degree in drama at the University Berkeley. For several years she worked as a choreographer and director of “New Israel Opera House,” toured the world. In the summer of 2012 she graduated from the program Leadership (Playback Centre, NY) coach Jonathan Fox, Aviva Appel Rosenthal, Veronica Nida. Has extensive experience of playing performances for communities traumatized in Israel.

Steve Nash

is a founder member of York Playback Theatre which began in 1991. In 2014 he started a new Playback company in his hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has performed as a Playback musician in the UK and abroad, and he is committed to developing the contribution of music and sound and song in Playback Theatre practice. He is a qualified occupational therapist and dramatherapist with many years experience of working in mental health settings. In 2017 he graduated from the Leadership in Playback Theatre course with Jonathan Fox (Brazil).

Will C.

Will C. is a 2010 graduate of the Centre for Playback Theatre that has become an international administrator, performer, and trainer. He has founded two Playback companies in his hometown of Boston and currently developing a third. Will C. is a former board member and current committee member of the Centre for Playback Theatre, and additionally has served the IPTN conferences on the host committee and program committee in Germany and Canada respectively. He has also led various workshops in Australia and Brazil. Aside from Playback Theatre, Will C. is an educator for multiple institutions of higher education, a spoken word artist, musician, and educational consultant.

Registration for the Camp 2020

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