The Heartsparkle Players

A Commitment to Collaboration

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Holding collaborative, public performances for decades is a noteworthy feat for any organization, but for The Heartsparkle Players, it’s an accomplishment made possible only through constant rededication to cherished causes of hope and love. The playback-theater troupe will open its 20th season by recommitting to those themes. “The reason …

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The Heartsparkle Players with top row Cameron Osier, Gaston Excell-Rehm, Sara Rucker and Lydia Beth Leimbach; Aeryk Bjork

The Thunders Have a Passion for Books

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS In “Playback Theatre,” the action on stage comes, not from books or scripts, but from the minds of audience members who are invited to tell their stories and see them come to life on stage. But at a Playback performance Feb. 10, books and personal stories will share the …

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Heartsparkle Players

A Different Challenge for Heartsparkle Players

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Heartsparkle Players is best known for its Playback Theater performances, in which the players act out audience members’ stories. Away from the spotlight, though, the troupe helps train doctors and other medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center. Some players act the parts of patients for interns and others …

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