Asheville Playback Theatre

Honoring personal stories.


Asheville Playback Theatre was founded in 1995 in North Carolina, USA, by Raphael Peter and Cat Gilliam.  APT's public performances are all part of the overall theme “Building a Community of Neighbors”. In playback theatre, personal stories from audience members are transformed by the company members into performance pieces, accompanied by improvised music. As always with playback, the teller’s story will be honored both as a personal event, and as a moment representing our shared experience. In a playback gathering, it is not unusual for audience members to exclaim “this is my story too!”.  Through sharing our experiences, the company hopes to create a meeting ground for the Asheville community, a place where differences can be shared and better understood.


Friday, September 12th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 13th, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 14th, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (recital)

Call Deb Scott for details at 828-274-8315

​APT's 2014-2015 season:  The company will present a series of public performances in the Asheville area (click "calendar" to view scheduled shows).

For all shows, tickets will be available at the door for $10 (adults) or $5 (children), with no one turned away for lack of funds.