Performance, collaborative research, and teaching for health, justice, and community-building.

Mission: It is In You projects are about building more equitable access to health and justice through live performances, tailored workshops and residencies, and collaborative, community-based research.  

Methods: Led by Marie Garlock, It is In You eventsteaching, and advocacy partnerships are dedicated to connecting people to their own bodies, exactly as they are now--a vital act for those of us who face advanced illness, social crisis, or cycles of violence. 

Vision: All It is In You initiatives hope to enliven our curiosity about creativity itself--especially in unlikely places, around taboo subjects, and as led by persons living daily with health and civil rights challenges. Creativity in our stories and bodies can awaken our integrity as both political and playful; it can light up individuals' strengths and manifest in spirited collectivity.

  Art Commissions   • Live, research-based performance installations and keynotes in hospitals, universities, professional certifications and conferences   • Oral history-informed dance/movement and theater works, community-inclusive storytelling and films with persons facing illnesses, traumas, social and health inequity  • Commissions and emcee leadership to include multimedia archival story, poetry, and liturgy adaptations for institutions' and groups' events  

Art Commissions

• Live, research-based performance installations and keynotes in hospitals, universities, professional certifications and conferences

• Oral history-informed dance/movement and theater works, community-inclusive storytelling and films with persons facing illnesses, traumas, social and health inequity

• Commissions and emcee leadership to include multimedia archival story, poetry, and liturgy adaptations for institutions' and groups' events  

  Advocacy   • Community-based research and creative communication event organizing in areas of health, environmental, racial, education, economic justice  • Planning and/or hosting festivals, arts-based public communication, press events, and prayer vigils with local and global organizations

Advocacy

• Community-based research and creative communication event organizing in areas of health, environmental, racial, education, economic justice

• Planning and/or hosting festivals, arts-based public communication, press events, and prayer vigils with local and global organizations

  Workshops   • Design and leadership of workshops for participants of all backgrounds to access their own important stories, and explore movement and communication methods that cultivate practical insights and usable skills for leaders, teams, and underrepresented communities  • Health, e.g.: healthcare storytelling, skills to address chronic stress and compassion fatigue in clinical and community settings, skills for navigating grief and life-threatening illness, environmental justice and narrative health communication  • Cultural difference and equity, e.g.,: assets-based research and storytelling for community development, racial justice in educational settings, youth organizing and strategic communication, women's and LGBTQ leadership, communicating about gendered and family violence 

Workshops

• Design and leadership of workshops for participants of all backgrounds to access their own important stories, and explore movement and communication methods that cultivate practical insights and usable skills for leaders, teams, and underrepresented communities

• Health, e.g.: healthcare storytelling, skills to address chronic stress and compassion fatigue in clinical and community settings, skills for navigating grief and life-threatening illness, environmental justice and narrative health communication

• Cultural difference and equity, e.g.,: assets-based research and storytelling for community development, racial justice in educational settings, youth organizing and strategic communication, women's and LGBTQ leadership, communicating about gendered and family violence 

  Residencies   • Performance production with public, participatory rehearsals, keynote talks and/or performances for conferences, colloquia, inter-institutional initiatives and public grants  • Topics such as advanced cancers and health equity; the politics of international development and HIV/AIDS; coal ash, pipelines, and environmental justice; interfaith partnerships for local and global conflict transformation

Residencies

• Performance production with public, participatory rehearsals, keynote talks and/or performances for conferences, colloquia, inter-institutional initiatives and public grants

• Topics such as advanced cancers and health equity; the politics of international development and HIV/AIDS; coal ash, pipelines, and environmental justice; interfaith partnerships for local and global conflict transformation

  Teaching and Curricula   • University-level course design and leadership for 20-300 students  • Topics such as cultural difference; performance and culture; social change and public performance; oral history and ethnography; correlates of race, health, and environment; community-engaged education; local and global service learning   

Teaching and Curricula

• University-level course design and leadership for 20-300 students

• Topics such as cultural difference; performance and culture; social change and public performance; oral history and ethnography; correlates of race, health, and environment; community-engaged education; local and global service learning

 

 

It Is In You projects strengthen the quality and depth of community engagement for institutions, organizations, and multi-stakeholder research. In the US and globally, Marie and collaborators listen, dive deep, and collaborate to lead: 
• Interactive, Skills-Based Workshop Facilitation
• Research-Based and Creative Arts Keynotes
• Curricular Design and Public Mobilization Strategies

With audiences of 50-500 for keynote productions and 8-800 for interactive curricula and tailored workshops, clients include: 
• hospital systems and healthcare providers; 
• universities, multi-year public arts and science grants, and institutional initiatives for community-based, participatory research; 
• professional certification and continuing education trainings; 
• leadership retreats for foundations, businesses, nonprofits, civil society organizations