Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Tammy Denease

In her series “Hidden Women', storyteller/performer/actor,living historian Tammy Denease, brings to life fascinating women who have been 'hidden' in history yet were prominent in the United States and beyond.

From her research, Tammy Denease has developed performances and workshops appealing to her audiences.

These workshops and presentations engage her audience through a one woman show, storytelling, acting or folk tales that teach life lessons and are coupled with hands on activities that leave her audience educated and eager to learn more.

Take flight with Tammy Denease from the cotton fields of Texas to aviation history in Paris France with Bessie Coleman.

Live the life of Elizabeth Keckly, an enslaved woman, who was a talented dressmaker, struggling to purchase her freedom as well as her body to become confidante to the First Lady at Lincoln's White House.

Be denied the rite of passage into adulthood, as you experience the life of Sarah Margu one of four children on the Amistad. Experience hardship through the Middle Passage.

Share one minute of freedom with Elizabeth 'MumBet' Freeman.

Was it Reparations or Welfare for Belinda Royall?

  • Performing Artist/Teaching Artist/Storyteller - brings to life fascinating but obscure women from history!
  • Take an Int'l voyage that begins in the segregated south of the United States, where cotton was king and Jim Crow ruled, where the color of your skin could determine whether you lived or died! Aviation history will be made!
  • Tammy makes learning a pleasure as she instructs her audiences, both young and old, through fascinating stories, along with props and hands-on activities. Oral traditions keep heritage and culture alive as well as teach life lessons!
  • One of four children held captive on the schooner Amistad Margru would miss the rite of passage into adulthood in her native Mendeland After gaining freedom, Margru would go on to become the first African to graduate college in the US!
  • One Minute a Free Woman - Mum Bett was born a slave but did not die a slave. She successfully sued and won her freedom. Mum Bett was known for having the courage to speak what was in her heart and to stand for those who could not.
  • Performance at Mitchell Elementary
    Tammy Denease & Historical Firsts

    Tammy Denease & Historical Firsts

  • Tammy Denease is interviewed by Storyteller Andre Keitt for CPTV
    Tammy Denease: Woman of Many Faces

    Tammy Denease: Woman of Many Faces

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Tammy Denease: Woman with Many Faces
Tammy Denease portrays Elizabeth

I Have Worked With

  • April 2018

    After School Enrichment Program - Theater Basics. Directed play 'Warriors don't Cry' for Middle Sxhool students. 

  • January 2018

    Develop and perform historical character Joan Jackson for Activam project - Modern Day Slavery and Juneteenth Celebrations. 

  • November 2017

    Sarah Margu - Child and f the Amistad 

Pages

  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Tammy
Job Title/Position: 
Actor/storyteller
Fax: 
860-206-8997
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 281054
EAST HARTFORD, CT 06128
Physical Address: 
East Hartford, CT 06128
Last Name: 
Denease
Phone: 
860-299-6090

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Science
Theater - General
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2004
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Flight Scholarship from the 99's pilot association
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Stage never required. Space for the performance along with two or three set pieces, provided by the actor is suited for library, multipurpose room, auditorium or a large classroom. Platform increases the viewing pleasure, for a large groups
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,300
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults