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Playback Memphis

Memphis, TN | https://playbackmemphis.org/
Joined in May 2021

About Us

Founded in 2008, Playback Memphis’ mission is to bring stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Playback Memphis trains and employs professional artists and facilitators to use the unique art form of Playback Theatre to engage diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. Playback Theatre is a healing, restorative practice that emphasizes deep and empathic listening to a community member who shares a personal experience or story. Through improvisational, embodied storytelling, ritual and music, that person’s story is given a voice, their humanity affirmed. Playback staff also employ a variety of mindfulness practices and experiential learning tools to create a process of shared exploration where people and organizations can nurture integrity and cultivate the courage to act on their core values and purpose.  


Our core/flagship programs engage 2,000+ individuals per year and have evolved organically from the voices, stories, and dreams of community members. In 2021, while implementing our current core programs with excellence, we are expanding our staff to meet the demands of an extensive strategic planning process which will give clarity and direction for expanding our mission-driven work in 2022-2024.

Founded in 2008, Playback Memphis’ mission is to bring stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Playback Memphis trains and employs professional artists and facilitators to use the unique art form of…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Children & Youth
  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution

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