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Bringing the Play into Playspaces with Lee (Not Harrington)

November 21, 2023 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

$5 – $10

Class Description

Why are playgrounds important? Playgrounds and play encourage growth, learning, development, communication, relationships, boundaries, and a sense of self worth. All are welcome in this class and tools and exercises are built for all levels of attendees – regardless of experience, identifiers, “type of player”, or side of the slash- this class is for you.

The objective of this class is to reinvigorate a sense of play, exploration, and creativity in order to build ability, confidence, and relationships in play and play spaces. This is a class of doing and discussing, as opposed to handouts and note taking. T-shirts / loose fitting clothing or gym appropriate clothing is encouraged for this class. There will be accessible movement, negotiated touching, partnering up and changing partners throughout these exercises. This class will have noises like crinkling paper, loud voices and other sounds. Sound dampening devices are welcome. Gloves and masks are welcome and will be available, but may or may not be required (depending on rates of infection or immune-compromised attendance). A large part of this class will be negotiating personal boundaries and needs in short bursts of time, and learning to explore within those boundaries. You will need to adapt to the level of safety determined by your partners as we go around the room. This class will not be suited for recording and attendance needs to be in person. This class may be embarrassing, discomforting, and may lead to uncontrolled laughter and silliness. Playgrounds are designed for growth, and growth is frequently uncomfortable.

Presenter Bio

Lee (NOT Harrington) laughs that she / they are older than Fet, and has more than 20 years in the DC region BDSM community and considers themselves a power flexible, switchy, neurospicy, LGBTQIA+ person. They have an extensive educational background in technical theatre, creativity, and anthropology, and are thrilled to have created a class that celebrates fun, play, and human connection, regardless of how one defines themselves.

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  • Proof of Vaccination will be required.

Tickets are $5 for Black Rose Members and Members of Reciprocal Groups with their Membership Card and $10 for non-members.

Email info@br.org for more information about Black Rose or its events.

Accessibility accommodations are available upon request to accessibility@br.org. Please give us two weeks’ notice.

If you have questions or would like to request a class topic, please email education@br.org


November 21, 2023
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
$5 – $10
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