[ April 16, 2020 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]


Dear playbackers,
Hope you all are doing well and are staying healthy and positive!
Thanks to all who have applied so far for the EPTG 2020!
Due to the situation with COVID-19 and still the quite obscure outlook how the world will function in six months from now, it is very likely that the Gathering in Sofia THIS SEPTEMBER will not take place in the format we planned it.
Thus, for the moment we have put on hold all processing of applications and preparation of the event until further notice. Meanwhile, together with the home group and workshop leaders we are adjusting to the new reality and are looking for alternative ways to get together with all of you online.
We are excited as there are a few fresh ideas on the table, so stay tuned and take care!
EPTG 2020 orga team


[ January 26, 2020 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]

Selection Process for EPTG 2020 Workshop Leaders is Completed

We are really impressed by all applications for our EPTG 2020 OPEN CALL for WORKSHOPS. The interest was amazing as we received proposals not only from European countries, but also from Asia and North America.

Forms had been processed and we already sent mails to all who had applied with news and details. So, if you are one of the applicants, please make sure you check your inbox folders.

EPTG 2020 early bird registration opens on Feb 15th. In the next few days we will post more info regarding the fees and application process.

Check our website eptg2020.eu or FB page for updates.

[ January 29, 2020 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]

EPTG 2020 news!

With great excitement we officially announce that Jonathan Fox will be an Honorary Guest at EPTG 2020 in September in Sofia and together with Kayo Munakata will take the stage as keynote speakers at the Conference.

Both Jonathan and Kayo will share interesting insights and perspectives from their abundant experience on the conference topic “Building Positive Culture and Good Organization in Playback Theatre Societies”.

More news to come soon!

EPTG 2020 early bird application starts Feb 15th!

Photo credit: School of Playback Theatre Japan

[ December 15, 2019 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]

Thank you all for the overflowing messages and your big interest in EPTG 2020 !

Thank you all for the overflowing messages and your big interest in EPTG 2020 ! We are already working hard on preparing a gathering to remember. But there is still some time left till we open the early bird registration.
It goes live on Feb 15th and will be active until Mar 15th 2020.
In the meantime, you can follow us on Facebook  and Instagram  or check www.eptg2020.eu news section.

Stay in the loop and keep smiling!

[ December 15, 2019 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]


We are happy to announce EPTG 2020 OPEN CALL for WORKSHOP PROPOSALS !

If you are willing to become part of the co-creation of EPTG 2020 experience and one of the inspiring workshop leaders in our diverse program, please fill in the online form – CLICK
The deadline for submitting your applications is Jan 15th 2020.

[ December 15, 2019 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]

Welcome to Sofia

Sofia is one of the oldest cities in Europe, founded on the site of a former Neolithic village in VIII BC. Sofia’s name comes from Greek and it means wisdom. You can expect that, yes, most of us living here are very wise. ☺

Speak Bulgarian

Some phrases that might be useful to get around in Bulgaria:

Hello, how are you? – Здравей, как си! (Zdravey, kak si?)
Nice to meet you! – Приятно ми е да се запознаем! (Priyatno mi e da se zapoznaem!)
Where is…? – Къде е…? (Kade e…?)
Good bye! – Довиждане! (Dovizhdane!)
Thank you! – Благодаря! (Blagodarya!)


Plan to visit our city

April to October when the temperatures are most pleasant. Best way to feel the city vibes is to book a hotel in the city center and walk or bike around. Free Sofia Tour provides walks around downtown twice a day, if you need company.
Must-see city landmarks
Sofia is a combination of ancient and medieval monuments and modern buildings, hip bars and restaurants, malls, museums and galleries. While exploring the downtown make sure you walk slowly and look everywhere (up as well), so you don’t miss some important detail. A good place to start your sightseeing tour is Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, located at Vassil Levski Boulevard. The National Library is right next to it. From there you can follow the yellow coloured pavement that will take you to “Tsar Osvoboditel” monument and the building of the National Assembly of Bulgaria. Behind it you can see the gold-domed St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. The National Gallery Square 500 and the National Gallery for Foreign Art are just few meters away – 2,000 art works from around the world under one roof is quite exciting!

Down the yellow pavement you will reach Knyaz Alexander I Battenberg Square, named after the first prince (knyaz) of modern-day Bulgaria, whose palace is also located there – now functioning as the National Art Gallery. In the park across the square you will find Ivan Vazov National Theater – the biggest and oldest theatre in the country, named after one of the most popular Bulgarian writers.

Finally, the yellow pavement will lead you past the Presidency building to the Ancient Serdica Archeological Complex – partly covered excavation site, which displays the remains of the Roman city, Serdica, which once occupied this area. The so called Square of Tolerance is also nearby – it is formed by Sveta Nedelya Eastern Orthodox Church, Banya Bashi Mosque, Sofia Synagogue, and Saint Joseph Catholic Cathedral, which live peacefully within meters of each other.

From there you can continue to Vitosha Boulevard – the fanciest street in the city, where outdoor shops, gelaterias and restaurants follow one after the other at the arresting views of Vitosha mountain. After the pedestrian part of the street you will reach the National Palace of Culture – a multifunctional congress, conference, convention and exhibition center, built in 1981 to mark celebrations of Bulgaria’s 1300 anniversary. Mtel’s headquarter is nowhere near all these landmarks as it is situated outside the city center in a rather industrial area called Zaharna Fabrika (which sweetly stands for Sugar factory). More than 1,500 colleagues occupy 8 buildings, with fitness center, kindergarten and plenty of parking space.

Source: https://www.a1stories.com

[ December 15, 2019 by EPTG 2020 0 Comments ]

European Playback Theatre Gathering 2020 – “ROOTS & WINGS🕊”.

We are excited to announce the theme of the upcoming European Playback Theatre Gathering 2020 – “ROOTS & WINGS🕊”.

We cherish our ROOTS 🌳because they make us feel grounded, connected to our history and ancestors, to our cultural traditions and collective wisdom, to our land and place of belonging.

We desire our WINGS 🦅 to be big and wide open because they nourish our sense of freedom, our inner search for exploration, adventure and movement.

We need both our Roots and Wings in order to be authentic and true to our nature. They foster our journey to better understand ourselves and build a trustworthy connection with our body, mind and soul as well as meaningful relationships with others and the world around us.