SDW Team

Sheila Donio

Strengthening the work of many teams since 2004, Sheila is a graduate and an accredited teacher of the Centre for Playback Theatre, with a certificate in "Teaching Playback for Beginners." Her studies include "Spontaneity and the Group Process," "Playback Theatre in Situations of Trauma," and "Leadership." A theater actress, director, and workshop facilitator, with extensive experience since 1992, both in Brazil and in the United States, Sheila is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Playback Theatre.

After being part of two Brazilian Playback Theatre companies working primarily with corporations, she traveled across the United States in 2008 as a guest actress in American companies. In the same year, she became a trainee in Arts and Social Transformation at Brandeis University, in Massachusetts. Sheila now visits many countries facilitating workshops and performing with Playback Theatre companies and is the Artistic Director and main conductor of Cria Playback.

Click here to watch a TV interview with Sheila Donio about Playback Theatre (in Portuguese).


Antonio Vitorino Cardoso Neto


A master in Psychology (UFSC) Federal University of Santa Catarina, a Professor at PUC University, a researcher and member a group studying "Psychic and Psycho-social Aspects of the Human Being Under Development". A clinic psychologist and supervisor, he is also a psychodramatist, teacher of psychodrama, therapist and clinic supervisor in psychodrama, accredited by the Brazilian Federation of Psychodrama. Antonio is a Psychotherapist and the chair of the masters program in psychodrama of the Vicentina College/Casa João-de-Barro. He is also an accredited trainer for the Centre for Playback Theatre - USA and a Systemic Family Constellation facilitator on the method Integrated Phenomenological Systemic Therapy.



Irena Hunka


A player for the Brazilian national volleyball team from 1973 to 1985, and the administrative coordinator of the youth Bradesco/Finasa teams for 3 years, she has a B.A. in Architecture from Mackenzie University (São Paulo/Brazil) with a specialization in Sports Management at Getúlio Vargas College (São Paulo/Brazil). Currently she is self-employed in the construction industry. She also volunteers at the NGO Operação Arco-Íris as a clown in hospitals since 2002.
Irena believes that it is crucial to have full awareness that for an individual to give his best inside a team, he or she depends on the best of their team members.





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