Profile Type: Artist
Trish Denton

Originally from Detroit, Trish Denton is fascinated by cultural expression born from extremes. A vagabond past took her through blue collar factory towns and over the sea before settling in the green mountains. She put herself through school as a street performer, receiving a BA from Goddard College. Deepening her research in cultural studies, performance and narrative, she went on to recieve an MA from Dartmouth College. An interdisciplinary artist, she writes and directs stage productions in theater, dance and music, crafts children's stories and folktales, and produces oral history and community-based performance.

Since 2009, Trish has been actively involved with established children's theater company Very Merry Theatre. She continues to train two times a year with Movement Theater Studio in New York, specializing in the facilitation of collaborative process. In 2011, she was selected among a small, highly competitive group of artists and professionals for an intensive training in at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA. In 2013, she was juried and selected to work with 10 of the most highly skilled teaching artists in the state of Vermont for a pilot program in integrated-arts. The program partnered St. Michael's College with VSA Vermont, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The Young Writer's Project and Vermont Arts Council. 

With her freelance practice In Tandem Arts, she works with museums, schools and other cultural institutions to produce interdiscplinary projects that celebrate the culture of the group she works in tandem with. As production designer and artistic director, her latest project combined a series of residencies with a main stage production - Brundibar: A Musical Tale.  She also works on the design team for the black theater company JAG Productions. 






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Full length show, written/directed by Trish Denton
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Contact Information

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Job Title/Position: 
Interdisciplinary Artist - Performance, Writer, Teacher
Physical Address: 
Burlington, VT 05401
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Network of Ensemble Theaters
NET/TEN Seed Grant
Vermont Arts Council Artist Development
Sisters of Mercy Peace Initiative
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age