Certified InterPlay Leader
Carolyn Renée is a teaching and performing artist, organizer and administrator. She is also former Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a nonprofit that supports the creation and presentation of original art rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. Since the early 2000s, through her work with Alternate ROOTS, and the Mississippi Arts Commission she worked closely with the nonprofit community and arts organizations throughout the southeast United States and the District of Columbia to organize workshops, learning exchanges, retreats, showcases and member gatherings. Carolyn Renée is a teaching artist with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program. Playmaking for Girls empowers incarcerated girls, refugees, and foster care girls through the medium of play-writing, theatre games, and performance. In 2015, she received funding from The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs for her original play, The Mother Daughter Dialogues. Carolyn Renée is a singer, songwriter and storyteller. In the InterPlay organization, she is a Co-Liaison Leader to InterPlay Leaders and People of Color. In May 2017, she served as the lead organizer for the first ever InterPlay People of Color Retreat. Coming from a family of healers, she’s a third degree Naturopathic Reiki Master, and offers Reiki certifications throughout the United States in partnership with A Life of Peace Education and Wellness Institute. She uses "Carolyn Renée" as her full name.