Plays of our Lives is made up of an eclectic mix of actors, improvisors, musicians and comedians.
Victoria is the founder of Plays of Our Lives , she is a Playback performer ,actress and psychodrama therapist. She trained at the international school for Playback theatre and was an actress with one of the most well-known Playback theatre ensembles in the world Play-Life in Tel Aviv Israel. Lets just say she's heard her fair share of stories over the years.The first time she went to a Playback theatre performance she told a story and the way it was played back blew her away and changed her life and from that point she wanted to do the same for others.She is a firm believer in the power of stories as a tool that can help make this world a better place .
Jane has trained and performed with 3 Playback theatre companies, in New Zealand and the U.K. She loves the form of playback and sense of community it can bring to an audience. Jane has been a teacher for many years in varying capacities, but mostly drama, and also teaches improvisation to teenagers in her local community. Jane has trained in a variety of improvisation styles with Hoopla, Imprology, The Maydays and IOChicago, as well as dabbling in psychodrama, drama therapy and play therapy. Jane is a creative workshop facilitator and is passionate about playback, improvisation, and the expressive arts therapies and she loves nothing more than to share these passions and have fun while doing it.
Marc is a strange human male, born in London and raised in America. He had been existing on a steady diet of "Yes and…" and audio comedy since before he realized improvisation was a valid outlet. He co-formed Questlab Podcasts, an independent comedy network that produces free original music, comedy and podcasts. Marc writes and performs comedy in London and is a multi-instrumentalist, particularly favoring those shaped like guitars with only four strings. Marc discovered improv, and subsequently Playback Theatre, after relocating to London
Clemence trained in physical theatre in Jacques Lecoq in 2004-2006. She loves making theatre out of real stories, and has done so for 7 years as a deviser-actor, clown, director, dramaturg and facilitator. Recent directing work includes 'Pentimento' at Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and 'The Empty Frame' at Theatre 503. Specialising in vulnerable groups facilitation, she also teaches Forum Theatre at Cardboard Citizens and devised theatre to 100 disadvantaged young people at Blue Elephant Theatre every week.
Yuval is a our musician professional singer and musician his main instruments are piano and keyboards and also plays Saxophone, trumpet, flute,accordion, harmonica, guitar and base guitar. When he's not improvising you can find him performing with his band Kedma.
Helen has recently joined Plays of Our Lives, last year she made the move from “serious” acting to improvisational comedy and finds playback theatre a lovely middle ground between the two. Helen has been a primary school teacher for several years and brings her love of entertaining to the classroom where she spends more time clowning than teaching. She is now completing her final year of a part time Masters in Applied Theatre and hopes to use improvisation and playback theatre to change the world in the near future!