“Aimee Suzara writes and performs with an unhurried beauty, lyricism, and love of words that contains all of her urgency and fierceness as a woman of color.” – Aya de Leon, poet/performer

Invite Aimee Suzara to your event, cultural center, conference, or classroom for the following:

• poetry readings or spoken word performances: sets of 15, 20, 30, or 45 minutes

• speeches, discussions and lectures on various topics, including:

  • arts and activism
  • arts and literacy; arts education
  • the craft of poetry
  • writing for the page and the stage
  • the artist as spokesperson for culture
  • using poetry in the classroom
  • Filipino-American identity
  • queer identity, gender
  • women in writing
  • collaborating with dance, music and theater
  • environmental justice

• performance-workshops or performance-lecture combinations

• monologue excerpts from multidisciplinary play, Pagbabalik (Return)

• poetry and monologues utilizing movement, sound and gesture

• collaborative work with various artists and groups: Deep Waters Dance Theater and Amara Tabor-Smith (dance), Frances Sedayao (dance), Ron Gabriel Quesada (music)

Please inquire at booking@aimeesuzara.net for booking and rates. At least one month advance notice is required for local events, and three months for non-local events.

Selected Performances and Awards:

• Awarded Zellerbach Community Arts Grant to produce original full-length theatre production in 2006
• Theatre production, “Pagbabalik,” written, directed, and performed by Suzara, showcased at upcoming Apature and headlined at La Peña Cultural Center September 27 and October 1, 2006.
• Spoken Word included on CD Recording “Eye of the Storm” by Ella Baker Center
• Spoken Word-theatre work selected for Emerging Performance Festival, April 2006, CounterPULSE, San Francisco
• Featured poetry readings at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Mills College, Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts)
• Poetry & interviews on KPFA (Terra Verde, Apex Express, Hard Knock Radio, the Morning Show), and KQED
• Non-fiction articles published in Filipinas Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Call of Nature, Philippine News, Mabuhay News, Ang Peryodiko, and Jade Magazine
• Film, “Crizel,” shown at Lakbay Ng Pagkaalam in Asheville, North Carolina (June 2004) and Stories from the Land in Boston, Massachusetts (presented by the Asian American Workshop)
• Co-writer of book, Inheritors of the Earth: the Human Face of the Toxic Legacy