Improvised Theatre from Your Stories
Out of the Box Theatre Company is a Sydney-based troupe of improvisational performers specialising in the use of playback theatre to spontaneously recreate individuals’ stories and life experiences.
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Stay tuned for further updateds about our 2019 performance schedule.
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PLAYBACK – IMPROVISED THEATRE FROM YOUR STORIES
Creating an easy interplay between performers and audience, Playback Theatre brings stories from the audience alive through a spontaneous combination of movement, metaphor and music.
OOTB’s Next Public Performance for 2019
TRAMSHEDS – Harold Park Community Hall, Level 1
1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, Glebe
Sunday 1st September, starting at 5pm (running time approx 90 minutes)
Tickets at Door – $20 (full), $15 (conc): Doors Open 4:45pm
For information about commissioned performances, please visit our Services page.
Playback Theatre is improvised theatre where audience members are invited to tell stories from their own lives, which are then re-enacted on the spot through words, movement and sound. Out of the Box Theatre is a Sydney based playback company which has been performing for 21 years (www.outoftheboxtheatre.com.au). We are … Continue reading
In 2020 Out of the Box is looking at holding open rehearsals. Our Sunday Sessions are suitable for those interested in performing (acting, facilitation, music), community development, or cultivating deep listening, and are run by performing members of Out of the Box Theatre. All levels of performance experience are welcome … Continue reading
Out of the Box Playback troupe proudly hosted a playback “Jam” in June at the Jimmy Little Community Centre in Lilyfield. This was a chance for 23 playback performers from Sydney, Blue Mountains, NSW and the ACT to come together to share food, ideas and fun for a day. We … Continue reading
I’m still buzzing with energy from this International Day of Disability event at Rockdale Town Hall on 10 December 2014. As you can see from the attached photos, we had a blast of a time performing for the amazing people involved in disability services in the southern Sydney region. Audience … Continue reading
I have been noticing lately the pervasive presence of spontaneity (or lack thereof) in and around me. When I think outside the box, I see how relevant this concept is to my life: in many ways I move through my life as if in a scripted play, caught up in … Continue reading
We were never really sure this would ever work. Ever since creating the lighting rig for Out of the Box Theatre I’ve always been proud of one feature over others, the colour-changing backdrop. The white screen lit by three primary colours at 255 levels of intensity offers over 16 million … Continue reading
On Saturday 29 March, 2014 we had another gig at the Rox. Thanks to all those who joined us for nibbles, drinks and the show. This time we had the full colour screen in place thanks to the efforts of Mark and Peter who found a way to squeeze it … Continue reading