Exploring Creativity Through InterPlay

A playshop for writers, artists of all types, and those who have not yet claimed such  titles.

Exploring Creativity Through InterPlay

With Sheila K. Collins, PhD

  • Do you find yourself too often staring at an empty page in your notebook?
  • Are you tired of gazing at the clouds or that blank white space on your computer screen?
  • Would you welcome some fun shortcuts to spark your imagination and access your creative juices?

Come try InterPlay, an improvisational system that uses movement, voice, storytelling, song, and stillness. Practiced in 60 cities in the US and on five continents, it is an active, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of the body. Expect a fun journey to the other side of your brain.

What we’ll do – Using simple forms that any body can do, we will tell snippets of stories in the moment, practice moving/writing/moving, and as a group, we’ll make up songs together on the spot. See if you notice what InterPlayers round the globe have claimed, playing with a challenge can often take us further than working on it.

Wednesday June 13, 2012

7 – 9 pm

Halsey Hall Room 203

University of Iowa Campus

Fee: $10 or pay what you can


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 City where she participates annually as a writer in the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival.

 Organizer/Sponsor – Mary L. Cohen, Assistant Professor Music Education University of Iowa Questions? call 319 335-3030 or mary-cohen@uiowa.edu