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Testimonials from Our Clients

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Here's what some of our clients and audience members had to say about our performances.

Commissioned Performances

Excellent experience at all levels [with a] willingness to listen / gain understanding of requirements and work flexibly to fit in with format and context of event.  The Playback session added greatly to the event!!

Kogarah Council Youth Forum


PaperBag PlayBack were incredibly professional [creating] the opportunity for an independent party to provide a 'mirror' for our experiences.

LF - Community Organisation


The experience of Playback itself was extraordinary. The whole evening was a journey, beginning with trust, moving to storytelling, arriving at insights, and being left with a sense of wonder.

Bryan Conyer, Director of Education: Temple Emanuel


I loved working with such positive, professional, and efficient people – excellent skills and attitudes.  A real pleasure. Thank You.

Pam, Jervis Bay & Basin Arts Inc. Committee


Your experience and training in the dramatic arts have been an invaluable resource.  It is a testament to your dedication that you are willing to share your skills with young people and help in the development of their character.

Youth Outreach Services, Burwood Council


The people involved in the campaign and the broader audience were thoroughly entertained and inspired by the performance.

Graeme Gibson, Community Education Consultant


Really enjoyed the longer story...for me it was one of those 'moments' - well done!

Conference Organiser - Dialogue Australia Network 


I want to acknowledge your group’s generosity in performing for us and your talent for creating a phrase or image that really resonated with the story tellers and the audience. 

Sharon McGann, Sydney Facilitator’s Network


Extraordinary performance! Nothing but praise from audience. We all want to do it again and  again! 

Dr Jan Orman - Australian College of Psychological Medicine


The actors captured the ‘moments’ and presented the feelings and experiences of each person’s story.  Well done! 

Skills Training and Resource Services (STARS) for Leichhardt Council


They [the actors] displayed extraordinary inventiveness, empathy, understanding, imagination and co-operation. And they were funny when appropriate. This kind of theatre takes courage .... I applaud PaperBag's commitment and energy. And their professionalism. 

Martin Wesley-Smith, Kangaroo Valley East Timor Benefit Performance


Public Performance Audience Comments

Thank you for such an entertaining and thought provoking afternoon! It was an honour to have you play out my story - I gained so much from seeing my story performed in such an engaging, humorous and insightful way.  It reinforced to me the power performance can have in making audience members really consider their own lives and the way in which they choose to live.


A fantastic journey of spirit and emotion - personal yet universal. Thanks!


As a drama student myself, I learnt a great deal about the theatrical process and the power of working as a team, really listening to other performers, wholeheartedly accepting their offers, and performing with a kind of open-minded enthusiasm as to what you will discover during the creative process.


Exciting, lovely; Overcoming all obstacles.  Improvisations daring, saucy, engaging ...  need I go on.


Such talented performers - sheer magic.


Loved the various emotions that the stories evoked - the actors were marvellous - they picked up on so much from just a short description. It was a cathartic adventure!


I'm so inspired by the power of what you guys did/do - it seems deceptively 'simple' but brings the counsellor/counsellee 'secret healing' out of the office and into the public sphere, where we see we're not alone with our 'stuff'. Very insightful, moving, transcendent interpreting - WOW!!!


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