Playshops for the Resistance!
InterPlay is a form of creative expression that uses storytelling, movement, sound, stillness and contact to unlock the wisdom of the body.
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Too often, the world of activism and social, economic, & environmental justice calls forth the sense that we are in an endless, sometimes despairing, fight for equality, human rights, reparations. And perhaps we are. But must we be running on the energy of fighting against rather than creating for? And even if we are in the fight for change--is there a way to not get so beaten up by the resistance, drained from the constant standing-up and speaking out, the stretches of time where it feels like no one is listening, nothing is changing . . .
How do we feed our resistance and creation work so that we can live our liberation right now? How do we sustain ourselves today and tomorrow and onward so that we can continue to plant the seeds of right relations and a more humane society?
Playshops for the resistance is exactly what it sounds like--time and space to bring play, laughter, release, and sustenance into our movements for social change. Using InterPlay along with a few other arts-based modalities, these workshops are aimed to restore and rejuvenate our spirits, our protests, our lives! Read more about InterPlay below.
Host a Playshop!
For anyone working towards a more just and equitable world—even just within their own life, their own body—the onslaught of negative news, oppressive institutions, and build up of personal / collective / ancestral trauma is a lot to move through. It is heavy. During this period where there is so much uncertainty, so much tension, so much Hard-ness, so much burn-out, just So. Much. it feels even more crucial that we make space for Releasing, Singing, Dancing, Telling Our Stories, Laughing, Mourning, Creating, Being Together, Loving.
Are you nodding or sighing? Resonating or wondering? Then consider hosting or attending a Playshop! Come with all of your excitement, your questions, your curiosity, your hesitations, your exhaustion, your skepticism, your grief, your mischief, your joy. Come just as you are.
InterPlay is something that anybody can do—no prior arts experience is necessary. The focus is on exploration, authenticity, and enjoyable expression. All you need is a willingness to engage. Expect to laugh, savor and relax & be surprised by what you can do.
A Global Application
Practiced around the world by therapists and teachers, artists and activists, ministers and mediators; InterPlay’s magic works a wide range. By getting out of the head and into the creative-body, InterPlay helps gently deconstruct social/economic/political/racial/gender barriers and build in its place connection, empathy, awareness, reflection and the spaciousness needed for deep-rooted perspective shifts. It has been used in schools, prisons, hospitals, the workplace, at weddings, family gatherings, for performance, resistance, self + community care and more! (To learn more about the work, visit www.InterPlay.org.)
Cost & Length
Playshops can vary from 3 hours to 3 days! Cost varies based off length. Sliding scale available, adjusted according to host: nonprofit to corporate, individual to group.