Reflecting on another crazy year!

Year’s End: Return to the Parallel Universe

Gathering online for a hopeful future.
Phil Porter, Carolyn Renée, Theresa Cunningham, and Randy Newswanger


Thu & Fri, Dec 30 & 31, 2021 • Thu Noon–6 pm (PT) • Fri 10 am – 6:30 pm (PT)

For several years, we have offered an end of the year event at InterPlayce where we can escape to a Parallel Universe, where we can create what we want for ourselves and our communities for the year to come.

Let's return there again! This has been a CRAZY YEAR! Let’s gather in a place where we can play together with what has happened and imagine how we might shape a new future. We will get to celebrate the countercultural values we hold as people of respect, integrity, and creativity! InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter will be joined by Carolyn Renée, Theresa Cunningham, and Randy Newswanger who will each lead a session during the event.

What are the stories you want to lift up? What has your year been like? What do you want to reclaim, or celebrate, or create for yourself?

This year, we meet online right before the end of the year—Thursday & Friday, December 30 & 31, 2021.

Come move, tell stories, claim your voice, connect, and be still to bring in a hopeful 2022. Spontaneity is rewarded with affirmation, creativity is what we all do naturally, laughter fits right alongside tears, and art is how we love!

Come party! On New Years Eve (Friday) the last session from 5–6:30 pm PT will be a community performance night where we will create stuff for each other—everyone can get involved.

Open to both new and advanced InterPlayers and everyone in between! Come for all or part of it.


This event is a $125 value, but pay what you can! Come for all or just a part of the event.


Thursday, December 30
Noon–2:30 pm & 4–6 pm PT Connection and play

Friday, December 31 (New Years Eve)
10 am – 12 noon PT Connection & Play
1:30–3:30 pm PT Connection, play and dreaming
5–6:30 pm PT Community Performance Time

Zoom link

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Community Performance Only – New Years Eve 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET

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Community Performance Registration

Cost: Pay what you can afford! $125 value

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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.
Carolyn Renée
Carolyn Renée Morris (she/her) is a teaching and healing artist with more than a decade of service/experience in the creative and healing arts. She’s the former executive director of the ArtsXchange, a 37-year-old art and social change organization, and Alternate ROOTS, a 44-year-old social justice organization lifting up art as activism in the Southeast USA. Carolyn Renée is committed to the pursuit of art and social justice, health, and well-being for BIPOC on the frontlines of advancing justice. She is a certified InterPlay Leader and in 2008 became a health and wellness practitioner to heal herself from an illness which led to combining the healing and creative arts. With InterPlay, she creates Sacred Space for BIPOC and partners with USA/Ghana-based A Life of Peace Wellness Education Institute to ensure every home has an engaged artist/healer. She goes by “Carolyn Renée.”
Theresa Cunningham
Theresa Cunningham is an award-winning actor, singer, dancer, director, and teaching artist who does math for fun. She incorporates InterPlay when working with her kids in private lessons and as Associate Artistic Director of Ovations Theatre. A Certified Interplay Leader, she believes in the power of play as a tool for exploration, healing, and community.
Randy Newswanger
Randy has degrees in physics and divinity. His experience includes teaching high school math and physics, working in philanthropy, and turning doodles into fine art prints. He desires to build just and sustainable communities, is exploring forest gardening, and tries to incorporate InterPlay philosophy as a core decision making tool in his life.

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