Playback Theatre

Playback Theatre Training Workshop

Registration is on-going; OPEN THROUGH DECEMBER 2022!

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FREE! Two hour trainings in Playback Theatre Form and Theory!

Matrix Theatre in Collaboration with Michigan Humanities Council present a Playback Theatre Training Series!

Playback Theatre is Improvisational Story Re-Telling; an interactive theatre experience in which audience members share true stories and then watch Playback members recreate them on the spot. Playback can be hilarious, poignant, any anything in-between. It happened in the moment and no two shows are alike, as no two audiences are the same. You do not need to be an actor or have any experience in theatre or improv to come, they are open for all!


If you like the form and want to be more involved, Matrix will be holding auditions for our very own Playback Troupe in January 2023*!

*Anyone, ANY age and skill level is welcome to register for a workshop. Playback Theatre Troupe auditions will only be open to participants 18+


Sun. December 4th, 11am-1pm at Matrix

Sat. January 28th, 1 - 3pm at Matrix

Thursday February 2nd, 5 - 7pm Matrix

Sun. February 12th, 11am-1pm at Matrix  

For questions regarding our SOT Programming or to register over the phone, please contact Director of Education, Amy Johnson at or 313-967-0999 x3.

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What makes Matrix School of Theatre so UNIQUE?


We focus on the development and empowerment of all people through Theatre!

More than a final performance, our classes focus on the following tenants:

Self-Exploration & Self Confidence

  • Students express themselves through exploratory activities

  • Students create original work based on their interests, thereby allowing students the freedom and space to develop and share their individual opinions and voices

  • Students practice and perform in front of others

  • Students develop literacy skills through playwriting and free writing exercises


  • Students engage in partner and group work to build plays and performance pieces

  • Students build relationships with students they may have never met outside of Matrix

Social Justice

  • Students examine their communities and their role within them

  • Students become advocates for change

Contact Director of Education Amy Johnson for more information at (313) 967-0999 ext. 3 or email her here.


Payment plans and need-based financial scholarships are based on availability (except for "Play Time") through the Dr. Shaun S. Nethercott Scholarship Fund. For payment plan and scholarship information, please click here or contact Director of Education, Amy Johnson, at or (313) 967-0999 ext. 3.