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Jennifer Denning

Co-Founder of InterPlay Atlanta

Director, Soulprint Players

Jennifer is keenly interested in using the InterPlay forms to promote racial justice and healing and collaborates in developing and leading the worskhops Sankofa Communities and Using Body Wisdom to Build Just Communities. She launched InterPlay Atlanta’s programming with women in prison and teaches regularly at Trinity House and The Friendship Center.  Jennifer has also worked as a professional actor and currently teaches and directs with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program. Her work has long centered on the intersection of creativity and spirituality. Jennifer serves on the Body Wisdom Board of Directors.

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Foluke Beveridge

Certified InterPlay Leader and Equity Facilitator

Foluke Beveridge is a certified K-12 educator, literacy advocate, amateur self-worth practitioner-scholar, performing artist, and dog lover in Atlanta. She is also an InterPlay Leader in Training, drawn to the practice through its invitation to trust her inner authority and the wisdom of her body. She plans to continue using InterPlay for her own well-being in addition to helping other beings (particularly young people) discover and explore that kind of freedom for themselves.

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Ruth Schowalter

Certified InterPlay Leader 

Educator & Artist

I am a passionate unrelenting creative. InterPlay has healed my soul, joyfully informed my artistic daily practices, and equipped me with precious tools to guide others whether it be in the university classroom or community playroom. I support the right of everyone to communicate their truth freely and powerfully. InterPlay has transformed me as an educator, connecting me deeply with students and workshop participants establishing trust leading to positive unexpected outcomes. I teach scientists, engineers, business people, artists, internationals and more. I’m excited to be co-founder of Sustaining International Sisters using InterPlay to empower all women.

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Ade Anifowose

InterPlay Leader, Visionary

and Life Coach

International Artistic Assoc.

Ade has devoted his life to being both a student and teacher of ancient wisdom. He uses philosophy throughout all his workshops, healing sessions, and spiritual gatherings. Ade has a deep passion for helping people to connect with their unique sense of self and is dedicated to inspiring people to live from the confidence of their truest self. You can check him out at his website and listen to his inspiring podcast.

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Carolyn Renée

Certified InterPlay Leader

InterPlay National Co-liaison 

for Leaders of Color

Carolyn  Renée is a teaching and performing artist, InterPlay Leader, and community organizer. Since 2006 she’s been teaching with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” (PFG) program to empower girls from refugee communities, and foster care through play-writing, storytelling, and theater performances.  She uses InterPlay to work with men and women in transition to assist them in rebuilding their lives.  As InterPlay’s Co-Liaison to Leaders of Colors, she served as the lead organizer for the national InterPlay organization’s first ever People of Color Retreat. Her time is used creating value through InterPlay and the arts.  Carolyn Renée produces community showcases, teaches homeless men and women, and organizes racial equity and transformation workshops using InterPlay. 


Christine Gautreaux, MSW

Certified InterPlay Leader and Master Social Worker

Christine is dedicated to the pursuit of play, joy, art & social justice.    She currently uses Interplay to address issues of oppression with people living with severe and persistent mental illness, homelessness, women refugees,  racial justice and women who are incarcerated. Christine believes in the power of body wisdom and somatic play to help heal trauma. She also works with activists and artists to maintain balance and self-care during these intense times we find ourselves living.  Christine is  professional speaker, coach, author and entrepreneur.  She is the co-author of Stillpoint: A Caregivers Playbook to find ease and to take a deep breath and reclaim joy.


Canan Arikan

InterPlay Leader in Training

Canan Arikan is an entrepreneur, women’s advocate, and InterPlay Leader-in-Training.
She has more than 15 years of volunteer work supporting and empowering women and youth. Since arriving in the United States three years ago, she has earned the Level-1 Certificate in Applied InterPlay and co-created 4 InterPlay workshops and one English-language 5-workshop series to support international women and her wider community.  In 2018, asylum seeker Canan and her collaborator Ruth Schowalter founded  “Sustaining International Sisters” (SIS) to bring together asylum seekers, other international women, and U.S. citizens in the metro-Atlanta. Canan holds an MBA and completed graduate studies for a PhD in Management and Organization.


Sara Gregory

InterPlay Leader-in-Training, Circus Artist

Sara Gregory is a founding member of MakeShift Circus Collective whose mission is to collaboratively provoke exciting, depthful, and transformative moments through teaching and performing circus in Atlanta and beyond. She spent five years traveling around the Americas collaborating with social circus organizations in 15 countries in preparation to bring fresh perspectives to the budding social circus movement in the US. She earned her Masters degree in community Social Work from Georgia State.  She feels so fortunate to be walking a path that nourishes her mind, body, and soul.

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