Jo Salas is the cofounder of Playback Theatre and the artistic director of Hudson River Playback Theatre in New York State. She has taught Playback Theatre in twenty 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. Salas's publications about Playback Theatre include numerous articles and two books: Improvising Real Life: Personal Story in Playback Theatre 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.