Affirming! Captivating! Fun! This format provides the opportunity to play with a topic, using InterPlay® forms of dance, music, song, and storytelling and to engage the audience/witnesses in the process. In Pittsburgh, our InterPlay® troupe, Wing and a Prayer Pittsburgh Players have played with such topics as:
- Money, Money, Money (Playing with the taboo topic of personal finances)
- All About Women (for International Women’s Day)
- Girls, Grit and the G-20 (exploring the Girl Effect)
- Going Green (Exploring ways of becoming kinder to our environment)
In this format, troupe members, after taking words from the audience, play with the theme. Next the audience members are taught some simple InterPlay® forms to play with among themselves. Finally, those who wish to, join us for a grand finale.
Seeding Cultures of Peace
According to the poet, Adrienne Rich, “The root of aggression is the failure of connection.” And some might say the root of aggression is not knowing when or how to connect and disconnect. In this community-building weekend workshop, since the “shortest distance between two people is a story,” people are directed and coached to tell their own stories in words, movement, music, and song. Participants of all ages discover commonalities and differences, and practice connecting, disconnecting and celebrating it all.