Browse through Alison's plays below and click on them for more information! To see Alison's other theater work, scroll down the page.
Interplay was developed by Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter, two dancing theologians, about twenty years ago. Interplay is a movement practice, a folk art, a way for grown-ups to play, heal, and love each other more fully, and a means of creating spiritual community through the media of dance, song, story-telling, and poem-making. It is ritual, art, and play, accessible to everyone, and infinitely flexible and adaptable.
Alison took her first contact improvisation class in April 2002, and jumped in to the practice with both feet. Cynthia and Phil encouraged her to improvise poems in performance, and from that she has become interested in channeled poetry a la Rumi.
Currently, she performs with Wing It! a company of improvisers who use Interplay forms and techniques to create spontaneous and participatory theater. Alison also teaches occasional workshops in the art of improvising poems.
Learn more about Interplay here: https://www.interplay.org
Wing It! Performance Ensemble
Wing It! was formed by Phil Porter and Cynthia Winton-Henry in 1989. Since then, the company has created countless full length improvised concerts of dance, storytelling and music. They have been featured in a form of community-based performance called The Unbelievable Beauty of Being Human in San Francisco, Seattle, Raleigh/Durham, Sydney, Chicago, and Minneapolis. They frequently appear in benefits for other causes including Habitat for Humanity, breast cancer research and AIDS organizations.
The company uses the practice of InterPlay as the basis for their work. Each concert is different and although they are often organized under a particular theme, the specific content of any particular performance is unplanned. WING IT!
is known both for its humor, poignancy and sheer humanity. This Oakland based company (pictured here) has spawned other InterPlay-based performance companies around the world. That's me on the bottom right!