All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

Armand Volkas and the Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble at CAMFT’s 2015 Annual Conference an article by Mariam Babayan, JD, Outreach Coordinator, January/February 2015, Professional Exchange It is a well-known adage that experimentation is an active science....
Drama eases pain of Arab-Jewish conflict

Drama eases pain of Arab-Jewish conflict

the sumter ITEM “MONTREAL – On the stage, actors depict flirtatious Israeli soldiers delaying a Palestinian woman named Rania at a checkpoint. Try again, says the real Rania, sitting in the audience. The humiliation and tedium of the checkpoint is not there....

Stages of Healing

The Monthly East Bay’s Premier Magazine of Culture and Commerce Berkeley director Armand Volkas brings audiences’ stories to life through his Playback Theatre group. By Rachel Trachten STAGES OF HEALING | Berkeley director Armand Volkas brings...
Immigration, Improvised

Immigration, Improvised

The Living Arts Playback Theatre Ensemble uses improv to tell the stories of immigrants. East Bay Express Article by Zaineb Mohammed, June 11, 2014 “These days, there’s no shortage of pundits and politicians espousing their views on immigration. But drama...

Theater healing historic wounds

Ensemble commemorates the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki By Michelle Maitre “THERE ARE some stories that words fail in the telling. Aya Kasai knows that. It’s a lesson she’s learned again and again in trying to collect the memories of...