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.