"I think that Playback Theater is one of the best under-the-radar community events in Portland."  — Elena Brandt, South Portland, ME

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"Portland Playback Theatre Company added an irreplaceable element to our gala celebration program. PPT brought true stories to life from the heart of our work with leaders in our community. Their ability to listen to stories and, immediately, improvise to create a powerful re-telling of the most powerful moments at the core of a story is always amazing. Adding humor, fun, a variety of styles and craft mastery, they created an unforgettable experience to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. The audience was both delighted and moved. Their performance produced some of the most interesting conversations, photos and memories during and after the event. We would heartily recommend Portland Playback Theatre Company as a unique and thought-provoking experience in story performance."

— Portland Playback Regular


"I approached the troupe clustered at the front of the room to thank them again. Emily said, reaching her arms around me, “I want to give you a hug.” Marsha thanked me for the story, and said that it opened up the audience beautifully. “We’re always glad to get a Lunden story.”

Again, I was amazed. I had been reluctant to raise my hand, thinking, “They must be saying, ‘Oh, enough already. Put your hand down and let somebody else tell for once.’” I always think they must be thinking that. That I must sit down and be quiet. That I am being greedy, taking up everybody’s time to tell my stories, when other people have stories, too. It is hard to believe, still, that people want to hear what I have to say.

And this time, I told my tenderest story. My story touched people, and their compassion was a blessing to me."

— Portland Playback Regular