The Alaska Suite debuted at Seattle First Baptist Church on Earth Day 2017. As of December 2018, it has been performed 14 times, touching nearly 900 people with its message of hope and call to action. Recent performances fundraised a combined total of $9K for the Yes on 1631 campaign, the Alaska Wilderness League, and future Alaska Suite performances.
“I am … awed and inspired by the commitment of your group to getting this out there to touch and inspire others to action. You have such a great voice — and narrative — for communicating facts and feelings — then amplified by the music — that immediately lets your audience sink into the moment and be present to the enormity of what they are witnessing and hearing.”
— Marcia Lagerloef
What have you done, could do, or will do to make a difference?
We have been inspired by the responses of our audiences to this question. Here’s a summary of their thousands of ideas:
To use the power of artistic expression — live music, spoken words, images and poetry — to connect our audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change, and to inform and inspire them to act now to address it.
We believe climate change transcends politics. It is an unprecedented existential threat that affects us all. We believe our greatest challenge is to overcome misinformation and for each of us to find the courage to act individually and together. Acknowledging the dire consequences and sheer scale of climate change can be deeply emotional, yet our response must be based on scientific understanding, technological innovation, sound economics, and effective policy. We believe the performing arts have a unique and powerful role to play in facilitating society’s response to climate change.