Meet The Company
Red Thread Playback Theatre was co-founded by Ira Liss and Rosey Waters in 2019.
Liss has performed his one-man shows, Piano, Poetry & Passion, on the CU-Boulder campus, at the Dairy Center, and as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival, where he won an audience-choice award.
Ivy has been a member of Red Thread Playback Theatre since 2019 and is currently assistant director, a conductor, and an actor in the company. Ivy relocated from Colorado to Cork, Ireland in 2021, and is also a member of Speak Out Playback Theatre in Cork, and a part-time member of Full Circle Playback Theatre in Dublin.
She is a multifaceted performing artist who has trained in acting, voice, piano, and dance, and has appeared in many musicals, plays, and concerts. Her favorite stage roles include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Gertrude in Suessical the Musical. Ivy has also worked as a stage manager, assistant director, and teaching assistant for children’s theatre classes.
Gio is currently a member of TriquiTraque Compañía de Teatro Espontáneo, a playback theatre company in Costa Rica. In addition, Gio has been a professional ensemble member of Playback Memphis since 2010.
She has a passion for social justice and has worked at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center as the Training Director, where she facilitated hundreds of training sessions and as a board member of both Workers Interfaith Network and Comunidades Unidas en una Voz.
Deborah has been performing Playback for over 30 years. She was co-founder of DC Playback Theatre, where she performed and conducted for 12 years. Deborah then started a Jewish women's company called ShemaMa Playback Theater, after which she performed with the playback company, Synergy. She is currently a member with District Community Playback.