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Pamela S.

Principal Artist/Producer
Seattle, WA, USA

Biography

Pamela Sackett is a multi-disciplinary writer (musical, theatrical, literary), teaching artist and performer using the arts for social change. After graduating from Antioch University in 1990, a few of her representative projects include "Crazy in the Mainstream," a play based on the stories of six mentally and emotionally ill people, performed by the story-tellers; and "Trigger of Light," a play based on her artist residency at the King County Youth Detention jail school & lock-up units, awarded through Seattle Repertory Theatre Company's Outreach & Education.

In 2001, Pamela founded Emotion Literacy Advocates (ELA), an arts-based, non-profit organization that creates and produces learning tools incorporating language and visual arts, theatre, music and science to address cultural and environmental issues with self and social awareness.

Among the programs spear-headed and produced by Pamela are:

* "The Full Spectrum Birthday Song Gift Program," an outreach partnership between ELA and twenty-three social service agencies to help adults protect and support children's mental health and self-confidence;

* "The Ducks & Us Songbook Movie," an animated musical short, encouraging personal responsibility through examples of social-emotional factors in environmental stewardship. The short was an official selection at the 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Film Festival in Vancouver, B.C., screened across Washington state and plays in perpetuity at The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The movie can be found in the film archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Pamela's five-book series of theatrical monologues, "Two Minutes To Shine," are published and distributed by Samuel French, New York.

Her books of rhythmic prose distributed through Emotion Literacy Advocates include "Speak of the Ghost: In The Name of Emotion Literacy," "Saving the World Solo" and "Booing Death: With Shpilkes and Rhyme." Her most recent work is an instructive manifesto on emotion literacy entitled "I Can: Twelve Ways to Witness the Heart."

Pamela's writings and presentations are integrated into high school and university curricula, government agency programs and broadcast media in the Pacific Northwest, Canada and Mexico. In 2013, Antioch University Seattle bestowed upon Pamela their Distinguished Alumni Award.