Young, old and in-between – all are welcome!
Second Saturday Intergenerational InterPlay Pittsburgh Playgroup
Sheila K Collins,
Amy Couch, and
Saturdays, February 11, March 11, April 8, and third Saturday May 20 10 am – 12 noon
Join this inter-generational playgroup, where, through the magic of the InterPlay’s fun-filled moving, singing, story-telling forms, you’ll create some amazing connections – with other people of various ages and with parts of your own creative self. Open to newcomers as well as veterans, expect this 2 hr experience to encourage your creativity and spontaneity, increase your confidence, and bring what play always does – relaxation and lots of fun!
Cost: suggested donation - $10 or pay what you can
Carnegie Library Homewood Branch
7101 Homewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Lynn came to Pittsburgh originally as a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet. She currently directs the MSW program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Recently she received top honors in Pennsylvania as Social Worker of the Year. She is a certified cognitive therapist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and complicated bereavement. Lynn explores using dance as a part of worship and using the arts to heal trauma in international settings.
Sheila K Collins
Sheila K. Collins
is the director of InterPlay Pittsburgh and the Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players
, an InterPlay-based performance troupe that assists human service agencies in accomplishing their noble purposes. A former professional dancer, Sheila describes herself as a "dancing social worker," since she has taught social work and co-founded and directed a behavioral health care clinic in Texas.
Sheila is the author of Stillpoint: The Dance of Selfcaring, Selfhealing and Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and the Rituals That Heal. She's been known to travel the country enlisting InterPlayers to help her Perform The Book, demonstrating how InterPlay tools help us get through life's ordinary and extraordinary, "tough stuff."
Amy is a former model and professional dancer with a Master of Arts in Communication and Theater. She has taught Oral Communication for 35 years at the Community College of Allegheny County where she uses InterPlay tools to convince her students that every person has something special to offer. She is a graduate of the Pittsburgh InterPlay Life Practice program and a Certified InterPlay teacher.
Lois "Toni" McClendon is a Storyteller in the Oral Tradition, a peace & social justice activist. She is a graduate of the InterPlay Life Practice Program and a Certified InterPlay teacher, often found drumming with ABAFASI, a woman’s drumming group, and teaching InterPlay at local libraries and community-based organizations. Toni is also a Life Practice Program Leader.
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