Join Randy & Phil & Celia to Tell Your Own Stories

Big Body Stories

Small groups where everyone gets a turn to tell a story
Randy Newswanger, Phil Porter, and Celia Swanson


Various times • See link to dates below

Check out new dates & times for Apr–June 2021 here!

InterPlay leaders and storytellers Randy Newswanger and Celia Swanson, and InterPlay Co-Founder Phil Porter are creating opportunities for InterPlayers to tell Big Body Stories online. Each session, offered at a variety of times and days, will be limited to five other participants. Each person will have 5 minutes to tell a story to the whole group.

We will also be spending some time warming up and telling stories back and forth with a partner in breakout rooms. The bulk of the time, however, will be to devoted to individual stories. Although we won't be focusing on storytelling technique, we're finding that we are all learning from each other as we tell stories.

This class is intended for InterPlayers who are already familiar with these more advanced forms. We will not be reviewing the incremental steps that lead to them. If you're ready to dive in, though, regardless of your level of experience, please join us!

The sessions last an hour and a half.

Participants must sign up in advance for a slot using this SignUpGenius registration process. The class fee is $20-30 sliding scale. You may use several slots on a multiple-class card if you choose.

Pay in advance online using PayPal or a credit card.

Special 4-Week Series in April/May with Randy & Celia

Want to tell stories with the same small group for a series of weeks? Here are two chances! The last group that met in January & February found the experience deep and gratifying. Randy co-leads with Celia Swanson in this 4-week series. The group will meet on Tuesdays, April 20 & 27 and May 4 & 11, 2021 at 1 pm PT. You must sign up for all four dates and there is a flat fee of $130 for this group (sorry, no sliding scale). No refunds for missed classes. Sign up here for all four weeks.

Use the special 4-Week Series payment button to pay in advance.

Special 4-Week Series in June/July with Randy & Phil

Randy & Phil will co-lead this 4-Week Series. The group will meet on Thursdays, June 10, 17 & 24 and July 1 at 1 pm PT. You must sign up for all four dates and there is a flat fee of $130 for this group (sorry, no sliding scale). No refunds for missed classes. Sign up here for all four weeks.

Use the special 4-Week Series payment button to pay in advance.

Cost: $20-30 sliding scale or use a couple of classes on your multiple-class card. $130 for the 4-week series.

Registration/Information: Use the SignUp Genius links to register. Use the payment links above to pay for the class or the series.


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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.
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.
Celia Swanson

Hi! I am one of the many wonderful leaders for the Twin Cities' InterPlay community. You will find me at most of the PlayGroups happening, and am the usual leader in our Sunday night group, and share leadership on Wednesday mornings

I am a wildly happy, playful and energetic person, with much to offer anyone who wants to enter into a spirit of creative play with me!

I am also available to teach specialized workshops and courses, to provide ceremonial services, and to offer coaching in personalized sessions using InterPlay, including:

Life Coaching I help you figure out ways to move past the things that get in your way of what it is you want.)

Creative Writing

InterPlay singing and music making

InterPlay storytelling/Big Body Stories

Developing your artistic spirit (especially watercolor painting)

Spiritual development

Creative and intuitive healing, energy and body work

Positive body image practice

InterPlay performance skills

Improvised ritual and ceremony work

I can also customize any sort of workshop, class or personalized session you might want. Please contact me if you are interested in hiring me to lead a workshop, provide coaching, or to lead some ritual for your next celebration! ( Let's PLAY!!

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