HPT IS BACK IN PERSON!
On Feburary 25, 2022, HPT hosted its first live in-person show after performing exclusively via Zoom since 2020. We hope to continue to perform both in-person and online to increase accessibility to Playback Theatre.
HPT HOSTS JO SALAS, CO-FOUNDER OF PLAYBACK THEATRE
In February 2020, HPT hosted Jo Salas, one of the founders of Playback Theatre, in a workshop focused on compassionate representations of trauma in playback re-enactments. We were honored to invite the greater Texas playback community to participate in this workshop.
HPT PUBLISHES STUDY SHOWING EFFECTS OF PLAYBACK AS A THERAPEUTIC AID
Dr. Ramiro Salas and Houston Playback Theatre members authored and participated in a study showing that Playback Theatre decreased symptoms of anxiety and PTSD in a group of people whose houses flooded after Hurricane Harvey. The study also showed that Playback Theatre changed the participant's brain connectivity in a way consistent with decreased anxiety.
HPT FEATURED IN PLAYBACK NORTH AMERICA'S FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE
In November 2020, Playback North America hosted it's 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 and talented community of writers, scientists, spiritual leaders, musicians, and artists of all types in this unique exploration of creativity organized by Houston Grand Opera's Community and Learning initiative, HGOco.