Online! 5 days of deep play and leadership wisdom

InterPlay Leaders Gathering 2021 Online!

Open to all Life Practice and Leader Training participants and grads
Phil Porter, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Agnotti Cowie, Masankho Banda, Carolyn Renée, Linda Schlabach Miller, and Jennifer Denning


Wed July 28 – Sun Aug 1, 2021 • See times below

Including a special celebration of InterPlay co-founder Cynthia Winton-Henry as she shifts her leadership role.

This year’s annual Leaders Gathering will be held online. Over the last year we have learned so much about Zoom possibilities and how we can do that in a body-wise way. This year’s Gathering will be cheaper, easier to get to, and will allow a wider range of folks to attend. You can pick and choose the time slots that work best for you and match your “Zoom attention span.” Also, we will be producing another Side-by-Side International Leaders Gathering held on slightly different dates, organized around leaders and time zones in the Eastern Hemisphere. Details to come.

This event is open to all Life Practice Program and Leader Training Program grads as well as those currently taking part in either program (or who took part in earlier versions of either program). Art & Social Change grads are also welcome to attend.

Tuition is $300. Reduced tuition is available as well as payment plans. Contact for financial assistance and/or to set up a payment plan.

Leaders who offer a workshop will receive an additional $50 off tuition if you submit a workshop by July 15. No guarantees that we will be able to accommodate proposals after that date.

We will have whole group sessions, opportunities to move together in large and small groups, a whole range of informative, interesting, and playful workshops, and wonderful opportunities to see old friends and make new ones.

This event will also include a celebration of Cynthia Winton-Henry as she shifts her role from Co-Director to being a wisdom-sharer in the InterPlay community. Other Cynthia celebrations...

Sessions will be scheduled in a way to accommodate most US times zones and also provide a bit of overlap with time zones that work for participants in other countries.

Wednesday, July 28 – Sunday, Aug 1, 2021

Pacific Time
Wed–Sat • 9 am – 6 pm PT
Sun • 9 am – 1 pm PT

Mountain Time
Wed–Sat • 10 am – 7 pm MT
Sun • 10 am – 2 pm MT

Central Time
Wed–Sat • 11 am – 8 pm CT
Sun • 11 am – 3 pm CT

Eastern Time
Wed–Sat • noon – 9 pm ET
Sun • noon – 4 pm ET

InterPlay leaders will be invited to submit workshop proposals in advance, and we will also have time slots for more impromptu gatherings of people who share particular interests.

Registration options below!

Register yourself and, if you can, help someone else with a full or partial scholarship!

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Online Untensives

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 Body Wisdom and Social Justice and 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.
Masankho Banda

Masankho is a multi - disciplinary Performing Artist, Certified InterPlay Leader, Educator and PeaceBuilder. He brings many unique perspectives to his work around the world. He learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his Malawian culture spending many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Using performing arts Masankho motivates and inspires people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice and cultural understanding. In 1997, he started UCanDanc—African Healing Arts to bring his passion for dance and storytelling to communities around the world. Masankho has been a Certified InterPlay Leader since 1999.

Masankho can also be reached at these phone numbers: +265 99 255 5338 or 88 113 8655 (available on Whatsapp / FaceTime)

Also: Skype : kamsisi
Facebook / Twitter: storytelling4u

Carolyn Renée
Carolyn Renée is a teaching and performing artist, InterPlay Leader, organizer and administrator. She serves humanity as an organizer, teaching artist and InterPlay Leader. Since 2006 she has been a teaching artist with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” (PFG) program that empowers incarcerated girls, refugees, and young women in foster care through play-writing, storytelling, and theater performances. Carolyn Renée has written two plays, one of which she received funding from Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. In InterPlay, an organization that is committed to using the art of InterPlay; an art-based system to tap into the wisdom of the body and promote well-being, she has produced community showcases, taught homeless men and women, and organized racial equity and transformation workshops. She serves as a Co-Liaison Leader to InterPlay Leaders and People of Color. In May 2017, Carolyn Renée served as the lead organizer for the national InterPlay organization’s first ever People of Color Retreat. She solidified her art and activist roots in her former roles as Arts Program Director with the Mississippi Arts Commission, and Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a nonprofit art and social change organization for artists-activists. For a decade her work with Alternate ROOTS, and the Mississippi Arts Commission afforded her the opportunity to work closely with social change artists, art producers and presenters; the nonprofit arts community, and a myriad of arts organizations throughout the southeast United States and the District of Columbia. Serving in an organizing role she helped create undoing racism workshops, mini-festivals, learning exchanges, retreats, showcases and conferences. In September 2018, she served as advisor to the Atlanta venue of the 50,000 Lions of Justice Festival in support of youth performers for more than 50,000 youth audience participants in nine states throughout the USA. Carolyn Renée believes the work of community organizing is like riding a bicycle, or swimming—once you know how you just never forget how to create superb opportunities for connection. She uses "Carolyn Renée" as her full name.
Linda Schlabach Miller
Linda Schlabach Miller has been doing InterPlay under the direction of Cynthia Winton-Henry / Phil Porter, since 1988. She was a part of the first away Leadership Training Program and is certified as an InterPlay Leader. She teaches InterPlay in Goshen, Indiana along with her partner in play, John Glick and enjoys the luxury of being invited to use InterPlay forms in worship at her Mennonite Church. Linda has taught Life Practice Programs in Goshen, Kalamazoo, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Linda is currently mentoring 4 Leaders in Training. Linda enjoys telling people that she is a recovering serious person (to get a reaction) and sighing audibly in public places.
Jennifer Denning
Jennifer is keenly interested in using the InterPlay forms to promote racial justice and healing and collaborates in developing and leading the worskhops Sankofa Communities and Using Body Wisdom to Build Just Communities. She directs InterPlay Atlanta's performance group, Soulprint Players. She launched InterPlay Atlanta’s programming with women in prison and teaches regularly at Trinity House and The Friendship Center. Jennifer has also worked as a professional actor and currently teaches and directs with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program. Her work has long centered on the intersection of creativity and spirituality. Jennifer serves on the Body Wisdom Board of Directors and InterPlay's Racial Equity and Transformation committee.

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