This 16-page booklet includes Jonathan’s essay on the theory of Narrative Reticulation, a deepened understanding of Playback Theatre’s process and impact. The essay describes how a Playback Theatre event builds a network of stories, meanings, and connections; how this process benefits audiences and communities; and how practitioners can make their work more effective by understanding and mastering elements that strengthen narrative reticulation.
The workbook also includes exercises for PT companies to explore together, along with some of Jonathan’s favorite quotes from theatre and philosophy.
Please note: this essay on narrative reticulation (without the exercises and quotations) is also published in Personal Stories in Public Spaces: Essays on Playback Theatre by Its Founders.
Jonathan Fox is the founder, with Jo Salas, of playback theatre. He is a Harvard graduate and Fulbright scholar, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Kassel in Germany. He is the author of Acts of Service: Spontaneity, Commitment, Tradition in the NonscriptedTheatre and the co-editor of Gathering Voices: Essays on Playback Theatre.