Violet Harlo is available as a performer and visiting teaching artist for your program. In collaboration with the presenting organization, Violet creates a customized presentation for each engagement including performances, workshops, group critiques, presentations, or one-on-one studio sessions with students. Contact Violet directly to discuss your plans and develop the best format for your program. More information including contact information in Violet Harlo’s Information Packet.

“Watching Violet perform is watching art come alive. Violet embodies every word, sound, and action until you feel you are part of the performance experience. Violet is raw, real, and riveting. You won’t soon forget any of their performances, and their workshops will make you think with your whole body.”

— Nicole Defenbaugh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies & Theater Arts
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA


“Violet succeeds in creating work that is intensely and idiosyncratically personal as well as inescapably relevant, gripping, and thought provoking.  Violet does not treat the audience as a receptacle for their art, but as a cauldron of latent stories and experiences that they can stir into life with their own words and images.”

— Andrew Brown
Research Director

Cultural Logic, Providence, RI


“When I can afford to hire only one artist/teaching artist/training partner/coordinator, I go to Violet. If I hadn’t seen Violet in action in so many different settings, I’d have a hard time believing Violet is as talented, supremely competent, and joyful to work with as they are. But they truly are.”

— Sabrina Klein
Artistic Literacy Director
Cal Performances, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA