Clients

Big Apple Playback Theatre serves various populations and organizations. The technique is used for entertainment, as well as a tool for mediation, dialogue, and self/community reflection. A list of partners we collaborate with is:
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools
  • Social Worker Networks
  • Conferences
  • Festivals
  • Community Centers
  • Homeless and Youth Shelters
  • Prisons
  • Hospitals
  • Staff Development Programs
  • Public Theatres
  • Birthday Parties, Weddings, religious functions
  • Corporations

Playback Theatre as a Tool for Dialogue
The Playback Theatre technique is used widely in both therapeutic and artistic settings. Although it is unique in its ability to serve both arenas simultaneously, Playback Theatre is fundamentally about creating dialogue and connection through the telling and witnessing/honoring of our life experiences. These stories may be about trauma, family, work, love, hopes, fears, regrets, dreams, desires, or transformation/transition—whatever the theme, every story from every community member deserves to be listened to with an open ear. In Playback Theatre we attempt to honor our differences by celebrating our commonalties.


BAPT Partnerships:
  • Knitting Factory - NYC, NY 2002-04
  • Manhattanville College - Purchase, NY 2002-08
  • Dialogue Project (Palestinian/Israeli) - Brooklyn, NY 2002-05
  • Center for Remembering & Sharing - New York, NY 2004-08
    • Human Rights Benefit, So. Poverty Law Center 2007
  • Columbia University - NYC, NY 2003
    • International Conflict & Resolution Summit
  • Barnard College - NYC, NY 2003
  • International High School - Brooklyn, NY 2003
  • Birchwood Yoga Center - Nyack, NY 2003
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council - Framingham, Mass. 2003
  • IM Yoga Center - NYC, NY 2003
  • New York Dept. of Youth & Family Services - Brooklyn, NY 2003
    • Youth Fusion, Kings. Comm. College        
  • Park Slope Food Coop - Brooklyn, NY 2003
  • One Arm Red - Brooklyn, NY 2003
  • Arts Start/Homeless Shelter (76 Catherine St) - NYC, NY 2003
  • Robert Maplethorpe Residential Treatment Ctr. - NYC, NY       2003
  • PS 3 - Brooklyn, NY 2004
  • Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Brooklyn, NY 2004
  • Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
    • Neighborhood Based Services - Queens, NY        2004
      • Northwest Queens Community Connections
      • Youth Fusion “Q”
    • Mgmt Training for Mgrs/Supervisors* - New York, NY 2006
  • Creative Arts Therapy meeting - Long Island City, NY  2004
  • Puerto Rican Family Institute (June & Dec.) - Brooklyn, NY 2004
  • City Lights Youth Theatre - NYC, NY          2004
  • Avodah: Jewish Service Corps - Brooklyn, NYC, NY    2004-15
  • Fanwood Memorial Library - Fanwood, NJ 2004
  • Free Arts Day - NYC, NY 2004
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum (6 weeks) - NYC, NY 2005
  • Palestinian/Israeli Dialogue Group - Bronx, Brooklyn, NYC 2005-07
  • Rosh Hodesh-It’s a Girl Thing - New York, NY 2005
  • Palladia-Starhill Treatment Center - Bronx, NY 2005
  • Columbia Teachers’ College - NYC, NY 2005
  • Bronx Society for Ethical Culture - Bronx, NY 2005
  • PS 29-The Melrose School - Bronx, NY 2005
  • Little Red Schoolhouse - NYC, NY 2005
  • Fordham Univ. Arab/Israeli Student Org. - NYC, NY 2005
  • NYC Public Safety Training Program (Americorps) - NYC, NY 2005
  • Americorps/Redhook Community Justice - Brooklyn, NY 2005-07
  • Galapagos Arts Center - NYC, NY 2005
  • Coachman Family Shelter-teen workshop - White Plains, NY 2005
  • THAW /Rally Central Park - NYC, NY 2005
  • School Of Philosophy - NYC, NY 2005-07
  • International Rescue Committee - NYC, NY 2005-07 Youth Program
  • Hurricane Katrina Benefit/Bluestocking Bookstore - NYC, NY 2005
  • Rivington House/AIDS Residential Treatment Ctr - NYC, NY 2005-06
  • Council of Community Services of NYS - Glen Cove, NY 2005
  • Bluestocking Bookstore/World Kindness Day - New York, NY 2005
  • Hunter College School of Social Work - New York, NY 2006-11
  • Women’s Study Program/Hunter College - New York, NY 2006
  • NYU Forum on Ethnotheatre/Social Justice - New York, NY 2006
  • HS for Communication & Graphics Arts - New York, NY 2006
  • LTG Leadership Transformation Group - New York, NY 2005-09
  • Nephrology Social Workers - New York, NY 2006,08
  • Council of Community Services of NY - State Glen Cove, NY 2006
  • Princeton University*/
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy - Princeton, NJ 2006
  • Camden School District Principals/VP Retreat* - Camden, NJ 2006
  • Zoomlab/Polytech University - Brooklyn, NY 2006
  • East Coast Early Childhood Diversity Network - Ocean Grove, NJ 2006
  • Athena House, Palladia - Bronx, NY 2007,08
  • Administration for Children’s Services(ACS)* - New York, NY 2007,08
  • Beth Israel Hospital Social Worker Network - New York, NY 2007,08
  • Professional Children’s School - New York, NY 2007,08
  • Yonkers Residential Center/Breakaway - Yonkers, NY 2007-08
  • Youth Bridge NY Summit 2007 - New York, NY 2007
  • Diageo Norwalk, Conn. 2007
  • Fordham Univ. Law School - New York, NY 2007
  • Double Discovery Center/ Columbia University - New York, NY 2007,08
  • NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service - New York, NY 2007,08
  • Breakaway/Yonkers Res. Treatment Center - Yonkers, NY 2007,08
  • Professional Children’s School - New York, NY 2007,08
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association - New York, NY 2007
  • Party for the People - Brooklyn, NY 2007
  • Youthbridge - New York, NY 2007
  • Project Hospitality - Staten Island, NY 2008
  • Caribbean Women’s’ Event - New York, NY 2008
  • Full Circle Partners Old Lyme, Conn. 2008
  • Bronx Satellite Academy (HS) - Bronx, NY 2008,09
  • Fox Lane HS - Bedford, NY 2008,09
  • New York Foundling - New York, NY 2008
  • Episcopal Actors Guild - New York, NY 2009
  • Bard College - Annandale -on- Hudson NY 2009
  • MPALS (@ Manhattanvile College) - Purchase, NY 2009
  • PAWG (ACS) - New York, NY 2009
  • Princeton University - Princeton, NJ 2009
    • The Princeton Prize on Race Relations Symposium
  • Buck Foundation - Lake Tahoe, CA 2009
  • Peacegames - New York, NY 2009
  • Red Hook Community Justice Center - New York, NY 2010
  • Chappaqua Public Schools - Westchester, NY 2010
  • Fieldston School - New York, NY 2010\
  • Theatre Without Borders Conference - New York, NY 2010
  • Yeshiva University - New York, NY 2010- 13
  • 1199 Healthcare Union Pension Fund - New York, NY 2010
  • Bronx Academy of Promise - New York, NY 2010
  • High School of World Cultures - New York, NY 2010
  • Human Rights Awareness Day, Manhattanville College, - Purchase, NY 2010
    *In collaboration with Leadership Transformation Group (LTG)
  • Red Hook Community Justice Center - New York, NY 2010
  • Chappaqua Public Schools - Westchester, NY 2010-12
  • Fieldston School - Bronx, NY 2010
  • Theatre Without Borders Conference - New York, NY 2010
  • Yeshiva University - New York, NY 2010
  • 1199 Healthcare Union Pension Fund - New York, NY 2010
  • Bronx Academy of Promise - New York, NY 2010
  • High School of World Cultures - New York, NY 2010
  • Human Rights Awareness Day, Manhattanville College, - Purchase, NY 2010,11
  • Administration for Children’s Services - New York, NY 2010,11
  • US State Department/ United Nations - New York, NY 2010
  • Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel - Woodcliff Lake, NJ 2010
  • “Red Thread” Gala - Brooklyn, NY 2010,11
  • Hunter School of Social Work - New York, NY 2010,11
  • Families in Harmony project performance - Brooklyn, NY 2010
  • Parent Advisory Workgroup - New York, NY 2010,11
  • Edison Community School - Port Chester, NY 2010
  • Sea Cliff birthday party (x2) - Sea Cliff, NY 2010
  • Hibakusha Anniversary show - New York, NY 2010,11
  • Casey Foundation - New York, NY 2010
  • New York University Medical School - New York, NY 2011
  • St. Luke’s Hospital - New York, NY 2011
  • NYC Department of Juvenile Justice - New York, NY 2011
  • JFK U. S. Airport Customs and Border Protection - New York, NY 2011
  • Garrison Union Free School - Garrison, NY 2011,12
  • International Playback Theatre Conference - Frankfurt, Germany 2011
  • Friends Academy Leadership Conference - Locust Valley, NY 2012
  • Pelham Prep High School - Bronx, NY 2011
  • Collegiate Institute for Math and Science - Bronx, NY 2012
  • Craig School - NJ 2012
  • Harlem YMCA - NY, NY 2012
  • MLK Institute for Non-Violence - Westchester, NY 2011,12
  • Teen Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue Group - Brooklyn, NY 2011,12
  • Lafayette College - Easton, PA 2013
  • Katonah Elementary - Katonah, NY 2013
  • Increase Miller Elementary - Katonah, NY 2013
  • Hopes Door Domestic Violence Shelter - Pleasantville, NY 2013
  • Sickle Cell Symposium - Teaneck, NJ 2013, 14, 15
  • KIPP Star Leadership Academy - NY, NY 2013, 14, 15
  • Friends Academy- “Peace Week” - Locust Valley, NY 2014
  • Increase Miller Elementary - Katonah, NY 2014
  • National Association of Drama Therapy - NY, NY 2014
  • PS 261 - Brooklyn, NY 2014
  • Hostos Community College - New Rochelle, NY 2014
  • New Rochelle High School - New Rochelle, NY 2014
  • Red Cross/ Sandy Relief Fund - Far Rockaway, NY 2015
  • Hartley House - NY, NY 2015
  • Lillian Booth Actors Fund - NY, NY 2015
  • Salvation Army - Suffern, NY 2014, 15,16
  • Hartley House - NY, NY 2016
  • Dialogue Group - Brooklyn, NY 2016
  • Actor’s Guild - NY, NY 2016