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Poetry Alive!

Genre: Theatre, Off-beat


Down the Rabbit Hole, a History of Poetry Alive!® Founded in 1984, Poetry Alive! conducted its first show in a music hall called McDibb's in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The audience was made up of about 100 listeners, friends mostly. One audience member was a teacher who saw the educational potential of the show and subsequently asked Poetry Alive! to visit her classes. That was our simple start. In the 20+ years since then, Poetry Alive! has added four other two-person teams to meet the demand for shows. Our presentations have taken us to a total audience of over 7,000,000 in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, South Korea, China, Turkey, the Bahamas, Venezuela and Peru. Each year Poetry Alive! now conducts approximately 2,200 performances, over 700 classroom followups, and 100 teacher workshops for an estimated 600,000 students nationwide. We also conduct several specialized onsite In-Services from 1 to 5 days in length each year. Returning to the bardic tradition of long ago, the Poetry Alive! actors have memorized hundreds of poems—from the classics to the popular to the contemporary. The company sends out actors in pairs to schools, libraries, festivals and anywhere there is an audience for “poetry with a twist.”
For more information: 70 Woodfin Place Suite WW4C
Asheville, NC 28801