Healing Arts Houston
In September 2022, HPT was invited to perform at Healing Arts Houston: Innovation in Arts and Health. This was sponsored by the University of Houston and produced in partnership with the World Health Organization and Culturunners. The conference brought together international health practitioners, artists, and scholars to explore and celebrate the intersection of arts and health.
HPT hosts JO SALAS,
Co-Founder of Playback Theatre
In February 2020, HPT hosted Jo Salas for a workshop on compassionate representations of trauma in playback reenactments. We learned so much from Jo's dynamic thinking, research, and experience, and we were proud to invite other Playback troupe members and scholars from across the state of Texas.
HPT Study Examines Playback as Therapeutic Aid after Trauma
Dr. Ramiro Salas and HPT members authored a scientific study showing decreased symptoms of anxiety and PTSD in a group of people whose houses flooded during Hurricane Harvey after they participated in Playback Theatre performances. The study also showed that Playback Theatre changed the participant's brain connectivity in a way consistent with decreased anxiety.
HPT Featured AT Playback North America National Conference
In November 2020, Playback North America hosted its first virtual conference, the UnConference on Playback Theatre and Social Impact. HPT performed at the conference and led a discussion about representing trauma in Playback Theatre.
Transforming The Mind and Spirit
In March 2019, HPT collaborated with an eclectic community of writers, scientists, spiritual leaders, musicians, and artists of all types in this unique meditation on creativity organized by Houston Grand Opera's Community and Learning initiative, HGOco.