SpiritHouse Inc.

SpiritHouseAbout the Group:
SpiritHouse is a Durham-based cultural organizing non-profit organization that uses art, culture and media to support the empowerment of communities most impacted by racism, poverty, gender discrimination and the school to prison pipeline. Since 1999, we have worked with grassroots organizations across the country to uncover and uproot the systemic barriers that prevent long-term self-sufficiency.

Current Projects:
“Collective Sun” is a multi-media, interactive, theatrical performance that draws from more than five years of research, organizing and programmatic work. “Collective Sun” weaves poetry, art, dance, music, media and performance to activate dialogue about the ways violence, prison and policing had seeped into our homes, work, and schools.  As survivors of violence, sexual assault, gang aggression, displaced/fractured families, and drug dependence, we dreamed about communities founded in love, commitment and an understanding of our struggles and our value.

“Collective Sun” is about visioning a world where communities are not subjected to the violence of the prison industrial complex.

Contact Info:
Tour Contact: Nia Wilson
P.O. Box 61865
Durham, NC  27715

Fee Structure: *

Residencies (2 person)

  • one-day: $1500
  • two-days: $3000

Full Performance: (includes full-cast and community dialogue): $5000

*Please note: Our rates are flexible and based on a full-cast performance.
**Other options and configurations are available.
***These fees do not include housing and transportation.

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • dance
  • music
  • poetry
  • multidisciplinary
  • folkloric/traditional cultural
  • storytelling

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Prisons
  • High School audiences
  • Churches
  • Community centers

“A Prayer for Our Sons” is an excerpt from the August 2012 performance of Collective Sun: reshape the mo(u)rning at the Alternate ROOTS Annual Meeting, Lutheridge Conference Center in Arden, NC.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.