Jo Salas is the co-founder of Playback Theatre and the artistic director of Hudson River Playback Theatre in New York State. She has taught Playback Theatre in 20 countries and is a core faculty member of the Centre for Playback Theatre. She was a keynote speaker at academic symposiums on Playback Theatre held at the University of Kassel, Germany, and Arizona State University.
Jo Salas’s publications about Playback Theatre include numerous articles and two books: Improvising Real Life: Personal Story in Playback Theatre, now published in seven languages, and Do My Story, Sing My Song: Music therapy and Playback Theatre with troubled children. She also co-edited the bilingual publication Half of My Heart/La Mitad de Mi Corazón: True stories told by immigrants.