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

Bio - Healthcare

Marie Garlock, PhD Candidate, designs participatory research initiatives as a communication specialist and performing artist dedicated to centering the stories and priorities of persons facing life-threatening illness. Her awarded narrative research and arts leadership on health equity issues like advanced cancers includes partnership with the US Commission on Civil Rights, ArtPlace America, Hospital Systems, Universities, Medical Schools, health rights and healthcare quality trainings across the rural US south, Malawi, Kenya, and Tanzania. 

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The Flipping Cancer keynote is a live performance installation in story, dance/movement, sound and visual landscapes, created from interviews with people who face advanced cancers. This dynamic production is tailored to potent themes in cancer care, with a hospital-based workshop and open rehearsal series involving healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers. Flipping Cancer hosts critical inter-professional dialogue, develops intersectional understanding of patient advocacy skills and ethics, and motivates creative approaches to partnering with vulnerable populations with advanced cancers.