Whew! What a week-end. Fifty or so folks joined our Wing & a Prayer Pittsburgh Players at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts as we brought InterPlay (our system of moving, storytelling, singing, and stillness) to the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s art exhibit interplay, and what a magical combination that turned out to be.
Instead of taking words from the audience on a theme, as we usually do, the painting, sculptures and other art pieces served as our inspiration. We moved through the exhibit to various galleries, taking the audience with us and involving them in singing chants which provided our traveling accompaniment. Performing in the galleries helped us to appreciate the power of the collection of pieces which had been selected to live together in the same space. As in our InterPlay, when stories are told side by side, they each take on a somewhat different meaning, and together they become something larger than themselves.