Coke Nakomoto and Gretchen Wegner performing a side by side story.Here’s a crackpot theory I’ve been testing lately in my InterPlay classes: to be a good teacher, the more selfish I can be, the better. cialis ohne rezept sicher kaufen essay writin service student doing his homework go to site essay on the teacher follow link cheap writing service enter ged essay topics true blood essay see abstract example for thesis essay on education in america thesis typing jobs online kannada essay on village sustancia activa del cialis turabian style essay format term paper on golf course striping viagra ligne seroquel online no prescription cialis north royalton where to buy essay papers illustrated essay hamlet essays on revenge go site cialis free samples online It seems that, if I teach a class to meet those needs, I generally meet the needs of the class participants as well.

When Coke Nakomoto and I decided to start teaching a monthly performance workshop series, it made perfect sense that we allow ourselves to be supremely selfish. We wanted to create a space in which performers can nurture their artist-selves.

Why? Because we both notice that our inner-artists need some major tending. For example, my Inner Critic can be quite harsh, which limits the choices I make as a performer; I need a gentle, light space to practice creating and being seen. Also, I have a tendency to abandon my deepest expressions in favor of entertaining the audience; I am interested in figuring out how to slow down and be present to myself while I perform, and then meet the audience half way. As a result, most of my recent InterPlay-as-performance teaching centers around self-care and sweetness while I’m improvising infront of an audience.

A week ago Coke and I taught our first performance workshop of the fall, and it went swimmingly! Seven women — half of whom have performance background, and half of whom wanted to play with performance and personal growth — brought their bright, shining, courageous selves to the gorgeous InterPlay studio. We grounded with ensemble movement improvisations, then sunk deeply into some solo explorations, and finally performed for each other.  I’m consistently blown away by the profound simplicity of the InterPlay forms…and the artfulness they draw out in others!

The next workshops will be on the following Sundays from 2-5pm: September 11, October 30, and November 13. Come join us!