The thing I love about Playback Theater is the way they tread such a delicate line between zany humor and weighty matters of the heart. One minute they were depicting my (slightly abashed) relationship to my Dungeons and Dragons campaign, the next they were exploring the dynamics of grieving family members at Christmas dinner. I smiled, I laughed, I shivered a little bit—it was an outdoor show in mid-December—and, I remembered why I love theater. Bravo!
RePlay is an incredibly powerful ministry tool in this territory. It is a double edged art. Within the span of one performance, the audience can laugh and relate to silly, every day experiences but also be presented with the raw truth that we all live in a broken world. I have seen complete strangers cry, hug and pray together after watching each other’s stories play out on the stage through improv. This group of actors have chosen to give their talents back over to God through RePlay and I believe He is using their shows to bring powerful restoration, encouragement and hope to our communities.
Capt. Margaret Quatela
You won’t find a better Playback Theatre group than RePlay! Their use of humor and their sensitivity to serious material is outstanding. Through their performance at The Salvation Army Worship Arts Convocation, they created community amongst the people there. We laughed together and were brought to tears together. They reminded us that each person’s voice is important and worth our time to listen.
Getting her start in the Canadian National Improv Games in the early 2000’s, Kathryn has always loved exploring improvised theater.
Jonathon has been acting since he was in high school. He has acted in over 15 productions; musicals, plays, one-acts, a one man show, and several other kinds of theatre including Playback Theatre. Jonathon received training from one of the founders of Playback Theatre, Jo Salas. Jonathon received a degree in Theatre Arts at Dordt College.
Evelyn Stickland | A registered nurse and super-mom with a history in the dance studio.
Zach Smith | Loves movies so much, he hosts a podcast about it!
Kyle Higgins | Records and produces audio books and is the team’s resident Viking.
Hannah Smith | Sings and has a passion for advocating for women.
Christopher Monroe | A father of three and a lover of Shakespeare.
RePlay In Action
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The Salvation Army Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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