Hiroko Ishii Cassidy (she/her pronouns) started her Playback Theatre path initially as an interpreter to Jonathan Fox, who is a founder of this theatre method in Japan 30 years ago. She has worked with Jonathan and other faculty members of School of Playback theatre as an interpreter for over 20 years in Japan. Her interest grew so passionately, she studied and graduated from School of Playback Theatre.
Her psychodrama studies were done under the supervision of Zerka Moreno.
Hiroko was one of the founding members of Playback AZ in Japan and served as a company member for over 12 years. She has also served as the first board member for the International Playback Theatre Network representing Japan for 3 years.
She currently lives in Lacey WA with her family and is excited to make a contribution to positive change with her new troupe, the Heartsparkle Players.