POEM LIFE is a one-woman interactive, multimedia show exploring the world through 7 crimes of poetry. The show involves the audience in each crime, sometimes through direct participation, with many impromptu moments of storytelling and wordplay.
The show material is suited for teenage and adult audiences but not children.
The show stars poet, storyteller and Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry director Shaun Perkins, who also wrote the script.
Storytelling, narrative, poetry and audience interaction are all a part of the show, which is both dramatic and comic.
POEM LIFE took a hiatus in 2016 but is back in 2017. If you would like to book the show for your venue, festival, conference, etc., please contact Shaun, 918-864-9152, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This was such a great show, Shaun. Loved the motif and your poetry interwoven with mythic elements, interaction, humor, depth, and *you* in all your you-ness. All potent goodness. Here’s gratitude for what you’re doing in the world these days and here’s looking forward to visiting ROMP very soon.”–Beth
“I had a great time at the show and was super-glad that I decided to come. The evening was fabulous! I can’t/won’t stop telling everyone about this great adventure.”—Jocelyn
“I like how you relate poetry to everyone’s lives. I like your props and the variety of poetry segments–love, young tragedy, comedy. Your dry wit is very appealing. It’s
a great show for the poetry lover and for the non-lover because you’ve changed their minds!”—Mike
“I was amazed at this performance. I never knew poetry could be so interesting.”—Ann
We really enjoyed your performance, and have already talked about inviting you again, so be prepared for an invitation.”–Gladys, OMNI Center director
Shaun! I’m so glad I had the opportunity to see your performance! You are amazing and I can’t wait to see more from you! Thank you for being so awesome.–Kiona
“Your show was phenomenal! I really thought it was well-designed and hope that you will continue to perform it or tour with it. I liked the interactive quality of it. And, there were some moments that were especially profound and moving.”–Molly
Aug. 19, 2017: PAAHC Small Theater, Pryor, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for ages 12 and up. Not recommended for under 12. You can buy your ticket through PayPal in advance: