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The Art of Grieving: How art helps us live our best lives

The Art of Grieving: How art helps us live our best lives
Embracing grief as the art we need it to be, we look to the art of story-telling with guest InterPlay leader Wai-ChinMatsuoka,to explore love, loss and how our grieving together can change the world

Join Sheila K Collins, PhD, InterPlay Leader Wai-Chin Matsuoka, and members of the InterPlay-based Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players for this interactive 90-minute exploration of love and loss and how our grieving together can become revolutionary and change the world. Looking to art and artists for inspiration, we’ll use InterPlay, a creative approach that involves the folk arts of dance, song, storytelling, and stillness. We’ll invite participants to share snippets of their own stories and what they have been learning about the art of grieving through this unprecedented time. You may attend any or all the four workshops of this series.

Dr. Sheila K Collins PhD is a dancing social worker, grief advocate, and author of Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and Rituals that Heal, Stillpoint: A Self-care Playbook for Caregivers to Find Ease, and Time to Breathe, and Reclaim Joy, and an upcoming book, The Art of Grieving, She directs InterPlay Pittsburgh and the InterPlay-based improvisational performance company Wing & A Prayer Pittsburgh Players.

Wai-Chin Matsuoka is a spiritual doula who companions others on their spiritual path of transformation. She is Singaporean Chinese who has resided in the US for 35 years since she came her to pursue her graduate studies and met her American Japanese husband. She is a certified InterPlay leader who facilitates Revolutionary Love Retreats online and in person.

InterPlay is an active, improvisational, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of the body. As an international social movement, InterPlay is dedicated to enabling ease and balance in human relationships across cultures and between people of different generations and backgrounds. Its practitioners have found that creatively playing with serious issues in community often gets us further than simply working on them.


Movement & Dance Ritual & Ceremony Music & Sound Storytelling Writing & Literature
Spirituality Arts & Entertainment Grief Isolation & Connection Living Fully