InternaƟonal Playback Theatre Network.
Joke joined the IPTN Board in 2011 in Frankfurt. For the first two years,
Joke served as Liaison for the Centre for Playback Theatre. During our
Board MeeƟng in Bangalore, we reorganised our roles and Joke agreed to
serve together with Karin Gisler as Membership Coordinator, being in con-
tact with our regional representaƟves.
We will miss Joke. She brought a strong energy, always wanƟng to move
things forward. Within the IPTN Board we are working across cultures,
across languages and across large distances and Ɵme zones. Many process-
es take much longer than we hoped they would. For Joke this was too slow
for her vibrant energy. However, we are sƟll in good contact with Joke. We
appreciate her work for the internaƟonal Playback Theatre community a
lot. We are grateful that she has organised the European Playback Theatre
Gathering 2014 in Amsterdam this November.
We want to say thank Karin Gisler (pictured above leŌ, with Joke) for agreeing to move forward as Membership Coordinator
without her good friend Joke.
Call for Treasurer to join IPTN Board
Deadline December 31, 2014 The International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN) provides an independent inclusive global platform that strengthens Playback
Theatre practice through connection and mutual influence.
The IPTN board is responsible for membership services, website, newsletter (Interplay), selecting and supporting organising
groups for international conferences etc. The board has offices including President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Coordina-
tor, Conference Liaison, Interplay Liaison. We also have temporary committees for projects or other special purposes. Board
members sign up to serve for an initial four year term with an optional second term, of four additional years. The board meets face
-to-face every two years and online six times a year. Board membership is a volunteer position.
We are seeking one Playback practitioner to serve as a board member in role of Treasurer. Our current Treasurer, Mountaine
Mort Jonas, will finish his second term in July 2015. To organize a good hand over of responsibilities we would like to invite a new
person to join in 2014. Please find enclosed a description about the Treasurer’s responsibilities.
A board member needs to be an IPTN Practitioner Member. They are required to be in contact and communicate with the IPTN
community in their own area and nearby regions, promote IPTN, support Playback practitioners, companies and others who ex-
press interest in Playback Theatre.
If you want to ask more about the board, please contact our President Juergen Schoo, email@example.com for more information about
the Treasurer’s role please contact Mountaine Mort Jonas, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the IPTN, please
look at the IPTN website: www.playbacknet.org
If you are interested in applying to join the board as our new Treasurer, please forward an Expression of Interest telling us about
yourself and answering the following questions (max two pages). Forward your Expression of Interest by email to email@example.com by
• How Playback Theatre belongs to your life • What kind of connections you have to the Playback Theatre community in your
country, region or internationally • How your English and IT communication skills are • What kind of other valuable competences
or experiences you have • How you see IPTN and its role in the international Playback Theatre community • What your goals on
the IPTN board would be • Your capacity to travel to IPTN board meetings including the face to face meeting that will be sched-
uled to coincide with the IPTN conference in 2015 in Montreal, Canada.
Please attach two recommendation letters from established Playback Theatre practitioners. The board will make decisions based
on your Expression of Interest and letters of recommendation. We will respond by the middle of August 2014.
The board maintains the right to nominate new board members by personal call (experience, special competence, region repre-
On behalf of the IPTN Board,
Juergen Schoo, President