Asheville Playback Theatre
Asheville Playback Theatre was founded in 1995 in North Carolina, USA, by Raphael Peter and Cat Gilliam. Now in its fifteenth season, APT's public performances are all part of the overall theme “Building a Community of Neighbors”. In playback theatre, personal stories from audience members will be transformed into performance pieces, accompanied by improvised music. As always with playback, the teller’s story will be honored both as a personal event, and as a moment representing our shared experience. In a playback gathering, it is not unusual for audience members to exclaim “but this is my story too!” Through sharing our local experiences, the company hopes to create a meeting ground for the Asheville community, a place where differences can be shared and better understood.