with Masankho Banda, Carolyn Renee & Jennifer Denning

InterPlay Performance Untensive

Showing up and perfoming out in ATL
Masankho Banda, Jennifer Denning, MSW, and Carolyn Renée

Atlanta, GA

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 7-10th.

Only 20 in-person slots!

Calling all InterPlay performers and ready-to-be performers for a long weekend of performance forms and expanding our range!

We will be telling stories, moving, and using our voices, in person in Atlanta, GA.

All three leaders are long-time performers and leaders of performance troupes


SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

Thursday - 7 pm - 9 pm

Friday - 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday - 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday - 9 am - 3:00

We anticipate the slots filling up fast, so if it’s calling to you, sign up today! The 20 available spots will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

To wrap up the weekend, there will be a performance on Sunday at 1 PM at The Mask Center in the Little 5 Points Community Center.

The cost is $495. Payment plans available

Please do a Covid test Thursday morning before the event starts and if symptoms arise. (We will have KN95 masks on hand.)

Folks who play an instrument (Guitar, drum, mandolin etc) should feel free to bring it for the Untensive there will be opportunities to play.

PayPal buttons coming soon (after the Leader's Gathering)

Cost: $495.

Registration/Information: Register through the paypal link or office@interplay.org

Venue

The Mask Center * Little Five Points Community Center * Atlanta, GA

1083 Austin Ave. NE, #008
Atlanta, GA 30307
Free parking in the back lot. Come in the back entrance - The Mask Center is inside the Little 5 Points Community Center - When you come in the back lower level take a left and the Mask center is about 1/2 way down the hall on the right.
Leaders
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

Jennifer Denning, MSW
Jennifer is keenly interested in using the InterPlay forms to promote racial justice and healing and has collaborated in developing and leading the workshops “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 has taught regularly at Trinity House and The Friendship Center. Jennifer has also worked as a professional actor and taught and directed with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program for over fifteen years. Her work has long centered on the intersection of creativity, spirituality and social justice. Jennifer currently works as a financial social worker, using financial education as one tool to advance economic equity. She delights in weaving deep breaths, InterPlay storytelling forms, and body awareness into her workshops. Jennifer is a former co-president of the Body Wisdom Board of Directors and a founding member of InterPlay's Racial Equity and Transformation committee.
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.”

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