What we're about

"The heart of improvisation is transformation.” -Viola Spolin

Play It Out Loud provides pathways for each of us to discover how to participate with and play through our life experiences in service of enjoying each moment, connecting with playmates and taking inspired action toward our desires and goals. We engage in practices that promote presence, generate connection and inspire play. Our awakened creativity allows us to collaborate and step into new possibilities together.

We will experiment with activities that shift our focus from creating fear to creating fun thus opening us up to reinventing ourselves and our lives. The activities are a mix of traditional improv games and scenes, and activities that engage our whole selves for full expression.

Do you want to:

PLAY through your issues instead of working hard on them?

LEARN to use improv as a way to practice creating what you really want?

ACT out your dreams and conjure fun?!

YES, AND yourself and discover how self-loving can be a playful, embodied practice in creative expression?

If yes, then join us for improv games and mind/body centering activities as we learn to welcome and improvise with what IS and choose to play out what's POSSIBLE.

About Me:

Improv has been my go-to practice on stage and off, officially, since 2015. Through this journey, I discovered how much easier it is to use my whole self to transform my experience through play, rather than struggling to “figure things out” with just my brain. I enjoy applying the fundamental improv principle, Yes, And, to my life. I’ll invite you to say YES to what you are creating in your life and to acknowledge yourself as a powerful creator. Then I’ll inquire… What’s the AND? How can you use what’s here to inspire and create what you really want?

I’m a certified Hendricks’ Big Leap Coach and facilitator (http://www.hendricks.com (http://www.hendricks.com/)) and I’ve also been practicing traditional theater improv since 2015, graduating from Seattle’s Unexpected Productions School of Improv (http://www.unexpectedproductions.org (http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/)). I created Play It Out Loud to inspire and empower people to play in service of opening to and creating new possibilities in their lives, communities and the world – knowing full well that play is essential for evolution.

Upcoming events (5)

The Sweet Spot

Online event

"The Sweet Spot" --a weekly global gathering focused on igniting inspiration, making meaningful connections, and catalyzing playful personal growth.

Once you register, each week you’ll join playful experienced online facilitators and a growing group of international participants who, like you, are ready to shift themselves and this world into playing a more beautiful game.

Currently, the team of facilitators include Leif Hansen (founder), Ted DesMaisons, Azia Hawthorne and me (Dhira Brown). Each of us combines the magic of improv and personal discovery in our unique ways.

I lead the Sweet Spot every 1st Tuesday of the month. I encourage you to join each week for a pick-me-up of play and inspiration.

While each meeting will be different and may adapt to whatever group needs emerge for the day, you can expect a basic flow of:

Introductions & warm-up game
Large, small and 1 on 1 playful group inter-activities
Closing comments and debriefing

This is currently a no-cost event and open to all. You must pre-register on Zoom to get the login information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v50kc-Copz8jyZ-8yq2fkFYhQDRqm2htSA.

Message me if you have any questions. See you there! Dhira

The Sweet Spot

Online event

"The Sweet Spot" --a weekly global gathering focused on igniting inspiration, making meaningful connections, and catalyzing playful personal growth.

Once you register, each week you’ll join playful experienced online facilitators and a growing group of international participants who, like you, are ready to shift themselves and this world into playing a more beautiful game.

Currently, the team of facilitators include Leif Hansen (founder), Ted DesMaisons, Azia Hawthorne and me (Dhira Brown). Each of us combines the magic of improv and personal discovery in our unique ways.

I lead the Sweet Spot every 1st Tuesday of the month. I encourage you to join each week for a pick-me-up of play and inspiration.

While each meeting will be different and may adapt to whatever group needs emerge for the day, you can expect a basic flow of:

Introductions & warm-up game
Large, small and 1 on 1 playful group inter-activities
Closing comments and debriefing

This is currently a no-cost event and open to all. You must pre-register on Zoom to get the login information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v50kc-Copz8jyZ-8yq2fkFYhQDRqm2htSA.

Message me if you have any questions. See you there! Dhira

The Sweet Spot

Online event

"The Sweet Spot" --a weekly global gathering focused on igniting inspiration, making meaningful connections, and catalyzing playful personal growth.

Once you register, each week you’ll join playful experienced online facilitators and a growing group of international participants who, like you, are ready to shift themselves and this world into playing a more beautiful game.

Currently, the team of facilitators include Leif Hansen (founder), Ted DesMaisons, Azia Hawthorne and me (Dhira Brown). Each of us combines the magic of improv and personal discovery in our unique ways.

I lead the Sweet Spot every 1st Tuesday of the month. I encourage you to join each week for a pick-me-up of play and inspiration.

While each meeting will be different and may adapt to whatever group needs emerge for the day, you can expect a basic flow of:

Introductions & warm-up game
Large, small and 1 on 1 playful group inter-activities
Closing comments and debriefing

This is currently a no-cost event and open to all. You must pre-register on Zoom to get the login information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v50kc-Copz8jyZ-8yq2fkFYhQDRqm2htSA.

Message me if you have any questions. See you there! Dhira

New Choice: Life as an invitation to play!

Online event

Imagine falling in love with your authentic self.

Can you speak your own love language? How would you court yourself? By trying to be perfect? By making sure you fit into every situation? Or, can you appreciate and lavish attention on you-in-this-moment--however you’re showing up---with a sense of humor and play?

Courting your real self is a dance of:

- Choosing revealing over concealing
- Contagious humor and play
- Befriending your personas (successful and troublesome)
- Getting curious about your feelings and beliefs
- Appreciating when someone notices you’re stuck in a role
- Expressing your essence for the benefit of all
- Do you have a self-love team?

If not, we invite you to connect with a team of players willing to be authentic with you. Genuine self-expression wakes up in the good company of others who see, hear and appreciate your willingness to make refreshing new choices. In our experience, making time and space in your week to play with your team magnetizes a richly authentic life!

Big Leap Coaches Dhira Brown and Kristina Turner are self-revealed authenticity buffs. Dhira loves to get dramatic with her drama until comedy erupts. Kristina loves to sense and reveal what’s really up with her until she giggles. Both of us are willing to turn ourselves inside out to gain a new perspective on our big desires for change in the world.

Check out our authenticity foreplay:

Each week in New Choice we rally our team players to fill in these blanks:

“This week, I want to shift from ___________ to _________.”

Filling in that first blank, whether we feel frustrated, sad, overwhelmed or ecstatic, honors our right-now experience. Filling in the second blank allows us to claim our authentic desire for pleasurable change.

Then, we make a new choice from our team’s playbook to practice whole-body awareness strategies that reliably generate fun shifts, for example:

-breathing
-presencing
-movement
-improv games
-body mapping
-wonder questions
-exploring sound
-befriending feelings
-interviewing personas
-spotlight coaching
-and much more!

Sign up here:
http://kristinaturner.com/index.php/new-choice/

Love Your Weird

If you think this might all be too weird for you, you may be right. And if weird is your delight, that’s great! We feel that way, too.

Everything we invent together is designed to connect you to the weird and wonderful flow of your unique inner experience. We show up each week to make friends with body sensations and feelings, longings, and yes, even resentments, grief, fears and complaints. Our open invitation--come grow your capacity to express yourself freely while loving who you are at the core.

Surprise Yourself

What’s amazing is how these weekly explorations can create lasting shifts in areas of life that you most want to change. For example, while mucking about with your teammates, you might surprise yourself as you:

- Dare to face the hard stuff -- your lonely, sad, mad, scared feelings
- Free up vitality that’s been stuck in old patterns
- Root yourself in integrity while making a difficult decision
- Reveal old secrets you’ve been concealing
- Give your creative genius abundant attention
- Energize your next contributions to our rapidly transforming world.

Ready to jump in and play?
Wednesdays in 2021, 3:30 - 5 PM Pacific Time on Zoom
(Skip 5th Wednesdays in March, June, September and December)

Sign up by Monday noon the week you want to start. That’s so we can send you a welcome packet with our 24 page New Choice Playbook and a getting-started questionnaire. We look forward to making new choices together!

In the spirit of gift economy, pay what you choose!

Subscribe to a New Choice Monthly Pass for $147 / $120 / $80. Your subscription month begins the day you sign up and renews on the date nearest that the next month.

Sign up here:
http://kristinaturner.com/index.php/new-choice/

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