Errol and Rochelle Alicia Strider have developed a new model for entertainment and spiritual education called Innertainment which combines philosophical inquiry, spiritual discovery and psychological growth with comedy and theater. They have devoted the last 28 years to this ministry travelling extensively all across the United States doing performances and conducting workshops and classes.
Errol Strider began his professional theater career over 35 years ago as a director, choreographer, playwright, actor, dancer, mime and humorist. He was the artistic director of three theater companies including: the Montalvo Festival Theater in Saratoga, CA; the Gaslight Playhouse in Miami, FL; and the Intersection Players in San Francisco, CA.
He has performed at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Goodman Theater in Chicago, Café LaMama in New York and has appeared with such stars as Harv Presnell, Daryl Hickman, Rita Gardner and Lola Fisher.
Errol has written numerous plays including the critically acclaimed "Family Baggage" and the award winning "Adventures to Closetmush". Errol has written several books including "Journeys to the Source", "Welcome to Your Universe", "Answers are Timid", "Elfbert, Santa's Reluctant Helper" - an illustrated family book, and "Welcome to Your Universe." He was nominated for a National Cable Emmy Award and was the winner of the Jefferson University Oral Interpretation Contest.
He has taught acting, dance, creativity
and spirituality at the University of Miami, Dominican University, Naropa
West University in Oakland, and Mundelein College in Chicago. He is also
a practicing Board Certified Hypnotherapist.
Rochelle Alicia Strider has been acting and teaching for almost 40 years. She began her professional acting career in New York City in the early 60's as part of the theatrical renaissance; starting with La Mama ETC of which she is a founding member and The Open Theater which introduced her to the improvisational skills she employs and teaches to this day. She went on to appear in over 20 productions off-Broadway. She appeared on Broadway as Simone Everade in "Marat Sade..." and also created roles on Public Television and the original NYPD.
In the mid-seventies she began a quest to incorporate her personal journey into her art, and in 1975, met Errol Strider to form a partnership in marriage and in what they now call, Innertainment and the parenting of two sons. She has taught acting classes for young and mature professionals in New York City, Boulder Colorado, Israel, Europe and San Francisco. She continues to teach acting skills to people who wish to grow spiritually. She is currently writing a text on "Acting With Love" -the A.W.L. process.
As she grows and deepens her understanding
of what makes us tick she shares these insights with her audiences and
students in the most Inner'taining way possible.
Some of their programs and productions have included:
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