Author: Natalie Kinsey

Nana, my first Play Elevator

The first step towards playing is feeling personal freedom. Before we can play (experience), we must be free to do so. Viola Spolin Tool:   Play Elevator from pregnancy journal 2/4/10I’m one deep breath away from a hail-storming, late-pregnancy breakdown.   I decide to take Frankie to the park because this option…

Play Manifesto

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.     ~  Tom Robbins   The Backstory:  Late night, trying to get my creative jiggly on. We’ve  been frittering around in story prompts for…

Promise & Play

We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.     Charles Schaefer The Skill:     Knowing your decision making zone The backstory:      It was a rainy autumn afternoon and I’d just put myself back in my…