Accepting applications for July 2017 NOW!

Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders

A life changing training for artists and activists age 18-35
Phil Porter, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Agnotti Cowie, Soyinka Rahim, and Natalie Abdou

Oakland, CA

July 10–21, 2017 • Monday–Friday • 9 am–5 pm & some evenings

If you are between the ages of 18 and 35, you may be interested in joining a program that teaches InterPlay's "sneaky deep" way of building artistic skill, leadership ability and strong community.

Learn from InterPlay founders and millennial leaders preparing you to lead with creative, embodied InterPlay tools and techniques used around the world in peacemaking, prisons, classrooms, theaters, homes, places of worship, and health care.

Plus you get to play, visit Bay Area redwoods and social change organizations, get incredible support for your path and make some wonderful new friends.

Graduates are supported after the program to share leadership within the InterPlay community and beyond.

Explore ways to help people play with difficult issues, listen to and share the wisdom of their bodies and tell stories in ways that are direct, personal, and transformational.

The program takes place Monday through Friday over two weeks with some evening programming including a concert by the InterPlay performing company "WING IT!"

Download the brochure with the full details.

Download the Tuition Proposal if you need financial assistance. Email InterPlay co-founder Cynthia Winton-Henry at for an informational interview.

Deadline for application Friday June 2
Send in registration materials by and set up informational interview before June 3
Confirm attendance once accepted by June 2
Send $200. deposit by June 2
First installment or total due July 1
Training: July 10-21, 2017, Graduation Thursday 7pm, July 20
Program ends at noon July 21

Cost: $1400. Financial assistance and limited homestay options available

Registration/Information: For more information call Cynthia Winton-Henry at 510/465-2797 or email



2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland, CA 94612
InterPlayce is the center of the InterPlay universe. The offices for Body Wisdom, Inc. are also located here. The building is at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph, one block north of West Grand. It is just a few blocks from the 19th Street Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several convenient bus lines. On-street parking is always available at night and metered during the day. It is also easily accessible by several of the major freeways. Click here for a map.
Phil Porter
Phil is one of the founders of InterPlay. He is a teacher, performer, writer, and organizer. With Cynthia Winton-Henry he is the co-founder of WING IT! Performance Ensemble, and has written several books, some in collaboration with Cynthia, including Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last and The Slightly Mad Rantings of a Body Intellectual Part One. Phil is particularly interested in the use of InterPlay in organizational life, and believes that InterPlay can be a powerful tool to create communities of diversity and peace.
Cynthia Winton-Henry
Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay with Phil Porter, has researched "what the body wants" in the arts, in jails, shelters, slums, hospitals, churches, businesses, classrooms, doctoral programs in theology and the arts, and in multicultural education. She develops somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, and spiritual intelligence with an eye to supporting millennials. A featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit and a keynoter at conferences, Cynthia is the author of What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last, Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, and Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey,. Currently writing on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at
Agnotti Cowie
Agnotti Cowie attended the first ever “Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders” in 2010. Since, she joined InterPlay’s national board as well as becoming a certified InterPlay leader. For the past two years, she returned to Oakland as a facilitator of the Art and Social Change training. Agnotti facilitates workshops worldwide employing a variety of pedagogical techniques such as InterPlay, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Devising. Currently she is based in Chicago where she does workshops in schools, organizations and with social movements. Recently, she has taken her work around the globe teaching workshops in Vietnam, India, and Germany.
Soyinka Rahim
Soyinka Rahim, founder and director of OurThing Arts Company, is a Certified InterPlay Leader. Her CD, Bibo Love launched in 2016.

Soyinka has a long history as a member of the bay area's most renown modern and ethnic dance companies. Her work taps into the power of sound and vibration to create peace and happiness for all humanity!,In addition, she created the original, acclaimed Dance Play "An Alter Piece to Alter Peace,” and has worked with passion for intergenerational community in schools and community centers all over! Her work as a conference weaver and workshop leader includes Race Forward, National Association for Independent Schools Teachers of Color, Boys and Girls Clubs, Spiritual Directors International, and the Parliament of World Religions
Natalie Abdou

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