Playback Theatre

Workshop on Friday 14 June at 9:15-12:00 (3 hours)

Theatre Evening on Thursday 13 June at 19:00

Submitted by

Jari Aho, MA (Psych), Lecturer


Playback Theatre is created through a unique collaboration between performers and audience. It involves someone telling a story or about a moment from their life. They then choose actors to play the different roles and then watch as their story is immediately recreated and given artistic shape and coherence.

Come and enjoy Summer School’s Playback Theatre on Thursday evening!


Jari Aho is the teacher educator at the Teacher Education College of JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. He holds a Master’s in Psychology and is graduate of School of Playback Theatre, NY. He has been involved nearly twenty years with playback theatre as actor, conductor, trainer and national and international organizer. He has facilitated playback theatre workshops in several countries:  Finland, Germany, UK, USA, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Brazil.