Special Topic Training in Playback Theatre
Since 2012, Dr. Romanelli, a certified APTT, has been developing and leading original special topic training in Playback Theatre (PT) in Israel and abroad. He as led dozens of trainings for over 500 participants around the world. Most of his theory of these trainings have been also published as articles and can be found here.
Below is a list of several of his trainings:
The Ninja Actor
The most popular topic and the cornerstone of Assael's Playback (PT) theory and practice. This topic refines the PT company's artistic language and helps develop a more synergistic group improvised enactments. Led in Israel, Italy and Finland. See article on this topic here.
Differentiation-based Playback Theatre
Theory, terminology and techniques exploring how to do "slow playback" that relies on the here-and-now, intimate "heat" that is generated between the actors on stage. We will discover how the characters are only a 'thin veil' that covers our face and how we can dare to bring more of ourselves to the PT enactment.
Theory, terminology and technique on how to bring clear, emotionally loaded characters to amplify the teller's actor's journey. See article on this topic here.
Theory, terminology and techniques on “riding the wave” of the group mind while maximizing this format in short and medium forms. Led in Hungary, USA & Israel. See article on this topic here.
Dilemmas and conflicts
Theory, Terminology and refinement of old forms as well as new forms that can maximize the creative potential of dilemmas and conflicts in PT. Led in 2013 & 2014 in Israel. See article on this topic here.
Sexuality and eroticism
Theory, terminology and techniques on acting erotic and sexual scenes in a clean, professional and artistic manner. Led in Israel, Amsterdam and Moscow. See article on this topic here.
A clear, simple model that will help the ensemble improvise engaging, aesthetic Scenes. See article on this topic here.
Metaphors in PT
Theory, terminology and techniques on generating and maximizing the use of metaphors in PT.
Stillness in PT
Theory, terminology and techniques on the use of pauses and stillness for creation in PT short and medium forms.
Silence in PT
Theory, terminology and techniques on utilizing silences as a tool for creative exploration and dramatization in PT.