Climbing PoeTree’s acclaimed performance is composed of dual-voice spoken-word, and award winning multimedia theater that explores diverse themes, including: healing from state and personal violence, environmental justice, civil rights, spirituality, global politics, and woman’s empowerment. In this rare opportunity, they will be collaborating with Truthworker Theatre Company, whose work interrogates the prison industrial complex, interweaving dynamic multimedia performance to create a poignant conversation between the two groups. Climbing PoeTree will be sharing excerpts from their upcoming album, a collaboration with over 20 musicians, as well as pieces from their award winning production Hurricane Season, astutely braided with vignettes from Truthworker’s hip-hop theater production Bar Code: A Performative Analysis of the School-to Prison Pipeline. This performance centralizes visions of hope amidst the ongoing unnatural disasters.
Artistic Directors: Alixa Garcia, Naima Penniman, Samara Gaev
Featuring: Alixa Garcia, Naima Penniman, Danajha Davis, Cory Fletcher, James Gagliardo, Ricky Matos, Enlil McRae, Leah Mohammed, Zafar Mohammed, Rebecca Oliver, Desi Ramos, Ethan Romero, and Carnell Steward
Technical Director: Alixa Garcia