3Rivers Arts Presents Climbing PoeTree's HURRICANE SEASON

Alixa and Naima, two soul sisters, form Climbing PoeTree. Their acclaimed performance is composed of dual-voice poems, award winning multimedia and theater that explore diverse themes, including: healing from state and personal violence, environmental justice, civil rights, spirituality, global politics, and woman’s empowerment.

Here’s where they are appearing locally:

Through a tapestry of spoken-word poetry, video projection, and movement choreography, “Hurricane Season” connects the issues that surfaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the “unnatural disasters” disenfranchised communities are experiencing nationwide and worldwide on a daily basis. Stirring images and stunning verse take audiences on a voyage of unthinkable tragedy and undeniable promise from the eye of a systemic storm.

Climbing PoeTree has rocked 500 mics in more than 70 cities from Oakland to Atlanta, South Africa to Cuba with powerhouses such as Erykah Badu, Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Alicia Keys, Amiri Baraka, Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Rev Desmund Tutu, Mary Robinson (first female president in Ireland), Danny Glover, The Last Poets, and Dead Prez. They have led workshops in institutions from Cornell University to Riker’s Island. They have toured over 12,000 miles on a bus converted to run on recycled vegetable oil bringing their soul-stirring performances, interweaving spoken word and award winning multimedia theater to expose injustice, heal from violence, and make a better future visible, immediate, and irresistible.

If you need a further endorsement, here it is:

“Hurricane Season pounds with intensity and fierceness and love. Naima and Alixa are truly forces of nature, delivering a performance that will move you to tears and to action,” — Producers of Fahrenheit 9-11 and Directors of Academy Award nominated post-Katrina film Trouble the Water testify to the extraordinary impact of their expression.


AT THE DOOR:  $20 Adults / $10 Youth (under 18)


Contact Monica Hinojos at monica@3riversarts.com with questions or additional information.