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Beyond Theatre
a playback theatre memoir
$22.00 | 2015 | 167 pages
ISBN 978-0-9889857-5-9

Improvising Real Life
20th Anniversary Edition
$23.00 | 200 pages
ISBN 978-0-9642350-9-0


Acts of Service
$27.00 | 286 pages
ISBN 978-0-9642350-0-7

Do My Story, Sing My Song
$19.00 | 180 pages
ISBN 978-0-9642350-6-9
Kindle Edition $7.99


Half of My Heart/
La Mitad de Mi Corazón

$15.00 | 100 pages
In English and Spanish
ISBN 978-0-9642350-7-6

This title is out of print

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Performing Playback Theatre DVD
$45.00 | 76 min.
NTSC format

Zoomy Zoomy
$15.00 | 148 pages
ISBN 978-0-9642350-8-3

Improvisando La Vida Real
$21.00 | 166 pages
ISBN 9974-42-128-4


Essential Moreno
The Essential Moreno
$30.00 | 262 pages
ISBN 978-0-9642350-5-2


A Marriage of True Minds
$15.00 | 112 pages
ISBN 0-9642350-4-8


Tusitala books are also sold through Amazon. We’ve recently learned that Amazon failed to notify us of a number of orders, which have now expired. Amazon refuses to contact the customers, and we have no way to reach them. 

If you tried to order Tusitala books through Amazon and did not receive your order, please order directly from us (or re-order with Amazon if you prefer). 

For international orders and bulk orders please email us at tusitalapublishing@gmail.com so that we can calculate shipping. Bulk orders also receive discounts. 

NEW! Full transcripts of the performance featured on the training DVD “Performing Playback Theatre” as well as Jo Salas’s voiceover commentary.

This is a great resource for researchers, and for anyone studying the DVD, especially if English is not your first language. 

Tusitala Publishing is happy to announce the publication of Beyond Theatre: A playback theatre memoir, by founder Jonathan Fox. 

Beyond Theatre tells Jonathan’s personal story of the background and evolution of playback theatre, with chapters about his childhood in New York City and formative experiences as a young man in Nepal and New Zealand. He describes the emergence of the playback theatre vision, and how playback grew from its beginnings with the original company to its current worldwide presence. It is a story of struggle as well as discovery—as he tried to find acceptance and support for a theatre transcendng familiar categories—and ends with a tribute to stories and the people who tell them.

Discounts are available on orders of 10 or more copies. Please contact us for information.


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Tusitala Publishing was founded in 1994. It mainly publishes books and other media relating to Playback Theatre, an original form of improvisational theatre for community dialogue where audience members tell real-life stories, then watch them enacted on the spot.

Tusitala books have been translated into seven languages, accompanying Playback Theatre practice and training around the world.

Where does the name come from? The great Scottish poet and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson was called “Tusitala” by the people of Samoa when he lived there in the 1880s and 90s. It means “teller of tales.”




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E-mail: TusitalaPublishing@gmail.com