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

Marie Garlock        +1 919 607 5533

Contact Marie to book or discuss an It is In You residency, performance, workshop, keynote, or research partnership.

Marie is based in Durham, North Carolina, and loves to travel regionally and globally to audiences for whom this work can be of most benefit. 

References are available for each subject area and style of institutional partnership.

More about It is In You

As led by Marie Garlock, It is In You projects create unique, dialogue-based health and social change events and communication initiatives.

Participants' experiences: In performances, workshops, residencies, and research presentations, participants in It is In You projects build skills and knowledge to engage tough problems their communities face, from a mix of intimately grounded and systems-level perspectives.

Principles: It is In You presentations, performances, workshops, and trainings are enlivened by principles rooted in creative inquiry, outside-the-box collaboration, and the freshness brought by guiding structured improvisation and interactivity that open the door to new ways of doing, being, and knowing.

PracticesIt is In You public events, residencies, and learning environments uniquely engage story-based, movement-based, soundscape, and visual arts--valuable as both process and product--made in collaboration with involved communities. In each program, participants envision constructive, community-specific openings and solutions, which involve diverse community stakeholders.

Purpose: It is In You projects and events invite us to re-imagine and re-inhabit our bodies, relationships, and interactions with institutions, in order to effectively move individual and collective pursuits forward for health justice, social justice, and violence transformation.

Donations for Specific Projects

Tax deductible donations for helping to produce and tour Flipping Cancer and other It is In You projects can be made online or by mail through sponsoring 501c3 HeartSpace Spiritual Resources

Note "It is In You" or "Flipping Cancer" in subject line. Please also mark your address if you would like a tax deduction letter documenting your donation. Thank you for your support!

Clients and Partners

African American Dance Ensemble

ArtPlace America - The Lilies Project 

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Breast Cancer Action

Cancer Centers of North Carolina

California State University at Fresno

Carolinas HealthCare System - Levine Cancer Institute 

Carolina Friends School

Center for Human Rights and Rehabilitation - Malawi

Debby Warren Consulting

Dickinson College

Doris Duke Creative Campus Initiative

Duke University (Global Health curricula)

Florida International University, Miami Beach Urban Studios

Forward Together and NAACP NC Moral Movement

Halle Cultural Arts Center - Egg in Nest Studios

Harland’s Creek Film Productions 

HeartSpace Spiritual Resources

Hueism Pictures Film Company

Human Rights and Global Health Conference - University of Dar es Salaam, Alliance Francaise/Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

InterPlay and Body Wisdom, Inc.

Justice Theater Project

Lineberger Cancer Center UNC 

Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern 

Louisiana State University

Nautanki Performance Project India

NAACP NC - Coal Ash Waste, Race, Health projects

Network of Biblical Storytellers

New Life Homes Kenya

North Park University - Conflict Transformation Program

Ohio University - Communication for Development and Social Change Global Conference

Oral History Association (US)

San Jose State University

Swain Studios, Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC Chapel Hill - The Process Series, War and PTSD Projects

Theater Delta

Triangle Interfaith Alliance

UNC Center for AIDS Research  

Liaison for Health, Faith, Arts Initiatives

HBCU, Legislative, and Voicing Wisdom Projects

UNC Healthcare, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Programs in Health and Allied Sciences

UNC Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences

African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies

Department of Communication

Campus Y

Sonja Hanes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Upward Bound Program 

University of Nairobi - Program in Oral Literature

US Commission on Civil Rights - Southern Regional Office

Wake County Public Schools 

Well of Mercy Monastery

White Orange Youth Tanzania


Worship Programs of

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Episcopal Church of the Advocate

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

St. Francis United Methodist Church

St. Joseph's CME Church

Triangle Interfaith Alliance

Yavneh Jewish Renewal

Youth Organizing Institute