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Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players
05/17/2018 - 05/18/2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The InterPlay based – improvisational troupe I direct holds monthly open rehearsals, usually on the 3rd Thursday night of the month. You see the inner workings of a performance troupe and how we prepare for a performance. As a guest you are free to join into the action when invited – (warm up with troupe […]

InterPlay: Community Play
06/09/2018 - 06/10/2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

InterPlay is a story-telling, movement, community-building practice with a focus on ease, connection, reflection, and play. This Playshop, taught by members of the improvisational troupe, Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players introduces the basics of InterPlay and moves along at the speed of the bodies in the room each day. Expect gentle guided activities, lots of relaxation […]

Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players
06/21/2018 - 06/22/2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The InterPlay based – improvisational troupe I direct holds monthly open rehearsals, usually on the 3rd Thursday night of the month. You see the inner workings of a performance troupe and how we prepare for a performance. As a guest you are free to join into the action when invited – (warm up with troupe […]

InterPlay: Community Play
07/14/2018 - 07/15/2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

InterPlay is a story-telling, movement, community-building practice with a focus on ease, connection, reflection, and play. This Playshop, taught by members of the improvisational troupe, Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players introduces the basics of InterPlay and moves along at the speed of the bodies in the room each day. Expect gentle guided activities, lots of relaxation […]

Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players
07/19/2018 - 07/20/2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The InterPlay based – improvisational troupe I direct holds monthly open rehearsals, usually on the 3rd Thursday night of the month. You see the inner workings of a performance troupe and how we prepare for a performance. As a guest you are free to join into the action when invited – (warm up with troupe […]

InterPlay: Community Play
08/11/2018 - 08/12/2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

InterPlay is a story-telling, movement, community-building practice with a focus on ease, connection, reflection, and play. This Playshop, taught by members of the improvisational troupe, Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players introduces the basics of InterPlay and moves along at the speed of the bodies in the room each day. Expect gentle guided activities, lots of relaxation […]

Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players
08/16/2018 - 08/17/2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The InterPlay based – improvisational troupe I direct holds monthly open rehearsals, usually on the 3rd Thursday night of the month. You see the inner workings of a performance troupe and how we prepare for a performance. As a guest you are free to join into the action when invited – (warm up with troupe […]

InterPlay: Community Play
09/08/2018 - 09/09/2018 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

InterPlay is a story-telling, movement, community-building practice with a focus on ease, connection, reflection, and play. This Playshop, taught by members of the improvisational troupe, Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players introduces the basics of InterPlay and moves along at the speed of the bodies in the room each day. Expect gentle guided activities, lots of relaxation […]

Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players
09/20/2018 - 09/21/2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The InterPlay based – improvisational troupe I direct holds monthly open rehearsals, usually on the 3rd Thursday night of the month. You see the inner workings of a performance troupe and how we prepare for a performance. As a guest you are free to join into the action when invited – (warm up with troupe […]

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Other Events

“Performing The Book”
by Sheila K. Collins, PhD

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When my book Warrior Mother came out in the fall of 2013, in lieu of traditional book readings, I came up with a way to use the improvisational skills of InterPlay to share the book by performing it. I tried the idea out at the Edinburgh Fringe Book Festival in Scotland with the help of InterPlayers from around the world who had gathered there to perform at the 2013 Fringe Festival. A book performance involves my reading passages from my book, Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss, and Rituals that Heal.  Then the players, on the spot and in the moment, use InterPlay’s singing, dancing, story-telling forms to join their stories to mine. This creates a one of a kind performance and a most satisfying experience for me as the author and for the participants and audience members as well. Warrior Mother book performances with participation from locals have happened in bookstores, theaters, botanical gardens, libraries, universities, and art studios in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Oakland and Alameda CA, Fort Worth, Austin and Dallas, TX, and Des Moines, and Iowa City, IA. and Brattleboro, VT. To schedule an event near you call 817 706-4967.

Surviving and Thriving Through the Tough Stuff: an InterPlay Playshop

Lead by master InterPlay teacher, Sheila K. Collins, this two and a half hour playshop explores the life-affirming, moving, singing, storytelling, writing tools of InterPlay.  Looking for the good, we’ll access and share artful ways of navigating through some of life’s challenging circumstances. Dr. Collins shares excerpts from her book, Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and the Rituals that Heal and invites workshop participants to share stories of their own experiences navigating through the tough stuff.