Voices in the Treetops

Voices in the TreetopsAbout the Artist:
Paula Larke left professional theatre in NY, returning to the southeast for now over two decades of community conflict transformation and youth arts education. North Carolina’s Visiting Artist Program, NC Touring Program, innumerable residencies, keynote addresses and workshop facilitations throughout the southeast grounded her in grassroots art and activism. Her training in violence and bullying prevention is through CONNECT Training Institute in NYC, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Children’s Creative Response to Conflict, Inc.  She is currently working with refugee and American-born youth to form an arts – based peace collective in DeKalb County and abroad.

Current Projects:
Unique integration of vocals, drumming, bass, banjo, guitar, with techniques from Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, get spun into humor and pathos for bully-busting, profoundly thought – provoking “PaulaTics”. Real life stories engage
children, adults, and senior citizens, honoring the elders, encouraging the young and celebrating our collective lives. Audiences participate in the songs, drumming, stories, and general merriment. Venue-flexible.

Residencies in:

  • Interdisciplinary Performance
  • Bully-Busting for Community Organizers
  • Self-Image for Social Survival
  • Irritating Racial Realities

Contact Info:
P.O. Box 513
Stone Mountain, GA  30086-0513
www.voicesinthetreetops.org / www.paulalarke.com

Fee Structure: *

  • Single Performance: $750-$1000*
  • Multiple Performances: $1500 per 8 hour day*
  • One-day Residency: $1750 with evening event*
  • Multiple-Day Residency: $1000/day*
  • One-Week Residency: $3500-$5000*

*Fees do not include travel and lodging. Negotiable rates for small organizations.

Artistic Discipline:

  • theater
  • dance
  • music
  • spoken word
  • literary arts
  • multidisciplinary
  • folkloric/traditional cultural
  • storytelling
  • sensitivity training for work with refugee, PTSD / WAR TRAUMA, domestic violence

Special programs available for:

  • Colleges and universities
  • K-12
  • Senior Centers
  • Immigrant populations
  • Prisons
  • Differently abled populations
  • Alternative schools
  • DV shelters

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.