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Heartsparkle Players Public Performance Schedule

Playback Theatre is a spontaneous collaboration between performers and audience. People tell moments from their lives, then watch them re-created with movement, music and dialogue.


Each month we invite a guest artist, community organization, arts program or social service agency to be part of our performance. Through this collaboration we acknowledge and honor the work individuals and organizations do in our community.

Contact: Debe Edden, Artistic Director / (360) 943-6772 / debek@olywa.net

Children are always welcome - they need to be comfortable with sitting for about an hour and a half and you need to be comfortable with the theme of the evening. As the performance time draws near, call us for the theme, visit the Traditions website at www.traditionsfairtrade.com or look at our website for updates.

All performances are on Fridays at 7:30pm.

Location: Traditions Cafe - 300 5th Ave SW
(downtown Olympia o
n the corner of 5th and Water)

Cost: $5.00 to $10.00 (No one is turned away and group rates available)

2013-2014 Season


October 11, 2013

Stories of Celebration – We are celebrating 115 performances in 15 years of performing at Traditions Fair and Café with guest musicians, the Uke Oyster Cult https://www.facebook.com/UkeOysterCult?fref=ts

We are also honoring our long standing relationship with the Centre for Playback Theatre http://www.playbackcentre.org/

November 8 , 2013

Stories of The Power of Music in collaboration with Play On Greater Olympia (POGO) an after-school music program designed to effect social change and nurture promising futures for Thurston County youth. https://www.facebook.com/PlayOnGreaterOlympia/info

December 13, 2013 Stories of Pushing Boundaries in collaboration RADCo – Random Acts of Dance Collective a group of like-minded movers coming together weekly for the purpose of exploring the infinite possibilities of the language of dance. They welcome all dancers at all levels. https://www.facebook.com/pages/RADCo/125518990852076?fref=ts
January 10, 2014

Stories of Women & Girls Choosing to Change Themselves and the World in collaboration with the Olympia YWCA, striving to eliminate racism, and empower women, girls and families through education, advocacy, service and leadership opportunities.

February 14, 2014 Stories of Wisdom featuring The Thunders. They are powerful, mysterious, to be noticed, awakening, strong, dramatic, courageous, flashes of light through the darkness & virtuous!
March 14, 2014

Stories of The Power Of Food in collaboration with GRuB (Garden Raised Bounty), a non-profit that inspires positive personal and community change by bringing people together around food and agriculture.

April 11, 2014 Stories of Boundaries & Consent in collaboration with Partners in Prevention Education. Their mission is to engage homeless and at-risk youth and adult allies in the elimination of sexual violence, bias & hate crimes as they contribute to homelessness and as they exists in street culture. They achieve this though social change work, violence prevention education, and survivor support services including advocacy, therapy and support groups.
May 9, 2014 Benefit Performance for the Heartsparkle Players - Come help us raise funds to continue to do our good work in the community!

The Heartsparkle Players can work with you to develop workshops and performances for all ages using Playback Theatre and other interactive theatre techniques. These events are experiential and informational emphasizing creative exploration, building empathy, and compassion, deep listening and skill-building.Topics for teens can include: Conflict Resolution; Dating Violence; Decision-Making; Sexual Identity; Bullying; Diversity, Grief and Loss and Sexual Harassment.

These workshops work well with teens who do not want to be given the answer, but instead want to be guided in expressing their thoughts, opinions, and feelings so that they can make positive choices for themselves.

Topics for adults can include: Team Building; Diversity; Grief and Loss; Life Transitions and Work and Family Issues.





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