Nina Wise is an internationally known theater artist and teacher, writer, and dharma teacher. She is the founder of Motion Theater®, an original form of autobiographical improvisation. Her immersive theater piece "The Kepler Story" is the first ever created about an astronomer for planetarium domes. Nina also teaches Buddhist practice at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and other spiritual centers worldwide.
I've known of Nina for years before we became friends when I moved to the Bay Area in 2012. I studied Motion Theater with her, had the opportunity to assist her at Esalen, we took long walks with her two little dogs, and she introduced me to her good friend Anna Halprin. I really appreciate Nina's strong commitment to the arts and to her spiritual practice, and to live what she once wrote a book about: "A Big New Free Happy Unusual Life". I interviewed her in March 2019 in her home in Marin County, CA.
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