Aaron Finbloom is a philosopher, artist and pedagogue. He is the co-founder of The School of Making Thinking (SMT) and the founder & director of The Deep Play Institute (DPI). His practice involves expanding transformative inquiry through games, performance art and structured play. With training in Circling, Authentic Relating, and Psychodrama, he also facilitates experimental individual and group sessions inspired by these practices. Finbloom has presented works internationally at venues which include: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Gallery 151 (New York), Maschinenhaus Kulturbrauerei (Berlin), UNAM (Mexico City), and MainLine Theatre (Montreal). He holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities & Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, and is currently teaching Philosophy at the City College of New York and The University of Portland. finblooming.com
Netta Sadovsky, MFA, LSW (she/they) is an artist and therapist living in Philadelphia, PA, and the assistant director at The Deep Play Institute (DPI). They provide individual and relationship therapy specializing in Internal Family Systems (IFS), working with kink, polyamory, the hardships of artmaking, and healing from relational trauma at West Philly Therapy Center. They also provide Psychedelic Psychotherapy at Voyage Healing in Philadelphia, with a specialty in using IFS with Ketamine Assisted Therapy. Netta is level 1 trained in Internal Family Systems, small group consultancy trained in Tavistock Group Relations, and is a student of Relational Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindful Facilitation, Theater of the Oppressed, and Psychodrama. They make artwork that borrows from and experiments with these practices under the moniker Suso Phizer.