Deep Play – An InterPlay Event in Des Moines, IA

A playshop for people who want to swim in the deep end of the play pool.

Deep Play  

 Lead by Sheila K. Collins, PhD

  • Does hard work tend to sometimes take over your life?
  • Are you ready to explore the power of play?
  • Would you welcome some shortcuts to finding ease and fun in an affirming group of grownup playmates?
  • Are you curious to learn what your body knows that you don’t?

Come as you are to InterPlay, an improvisational system that uses movement, voice, storytelling, song, and stillness. Indulge in a creative process that is rooted in ease and affirmation. Expect to have fun and feel refreshed and energized in body, mind, and spirit.

What we’ll do – Using simple forms that any body can do, we will tell snippets of stories in the moment, take time for ourselves, to move and rest in stillness, play games with sounds and songs as a group. See if you agree with Plato that you can learn more about someone in an hour of play than from a lifetime of conversation. All levels of ability and physical challenge are welcome.

Saturday June 16, 2012

1 – 4 pm

Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting House

4211 Grand Ave (corner 42 & Grand)

Des Moines, IA. 50312

Fee: $20

Park in north lot and enter southeast door


Sheila K. Collins, PhD, a writer and director of Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players, an InterPlay-based improv troupe in PA, Sheila has found InterPlay tools invaluable in her own creative endeavors. She has used InterPlay to help people access creativity in prisons and homeless shelters, at boys and girls clubs, and while living with HIV/AIDS. This is her fifth visit to Iowa where she participates annually as a writer in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  

Organizer/Sponsor –Mary Ellen Lewis Questions? call 515 556-2431 or