PaperBag PlayBack is run
by volunteers who perform for the love of it.In addition to performing, they
undertake a range of other administrative and artistic tasks.While expenses
are reimbursed performers don't receive a wage.
Members must attend 80%
of rehearsals. PaperBag Playback operates a program of 4 continuous rehearsal/performance cycles per year; there will be a
total of 24 sessions in 2008. Each cycle consists of fortnightly meetings on Sunday afternoons from . Each rehearsal
consists of a business meeting, warm up and some Playback. Some rehearsals have a special focus eg feedback or targeted training.
New members are subject
to a probation period of one-rehearsal cycle. This allows both the group and new member a chance to work with one another
and assess their mutual compatibility. A buddy from within the troupe will be assigned to support you during your probation
A new member does not perform
publicly with the group during their probation. However new members are expected to participate fully in rehearsal activities
which will include in-house performance.At the end of the probation, a review
will take place to consider the options and readiness for public performance.
During the probation period
or until you are actively performing and assisting in the financial sustainability of the troupe you are required to pay $50
per rehearsal cycle.
PaperBag PlayBack does
a lot of group process work. This is because working as a well-oiled team is essential to effective playback theatre. Our
group processes require participants to give and accept feedback, reflect and share about their own emotions and experiences.