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Trent Arterberry

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Sooke
Languages: English

Trent Arterberry's unique brand of physical theatre combines mime, storytelling, puppetry and audience participation. "A proven crowd-pleaser" (The Boston Globe), Arterberry has performed everywhere from New York's Radio City Music Hall to the QE2 luxury liner. He has given thousands of performances at schools across the US and Canada, and currently offers three different educational programs for elementary, middle and secondary school audiences.


Reviews

"Arterberry grabs children from his first entrance with an arsenal of body movements and self-generated sound effects ... In short episodes he fascinates his young audience and involves them in trying some of his moves and realizing the power of the imagination." NOW Magazine, Toronto
"Trent Arterberry is brilliant! ...genuine, authentic. He doesn't gloss over the bad stuff ... but he celebrates the good stuff with heartwarming joy. Wonderful artist." Monday Magazine, Victoria
"If you think that mimes are just silent white-faced fellas in striped shirts stuck inside invisible boxes, prepare to have your ideas of the art-form challenged by the charming Trent Arterberry." Showbill.ca, Victoria

Performances & Workshops

Think Bigg

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: two tables, one chair, one empty A/V cart
Fee Range: $685 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$650.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$650.00
Vancouver Island North
$650.00
Interior
$700.00
North
$700.00
Kootenays
$700.00

It's comical storytelling, masterful mime, compelling music and hilarious puppetry. By turns, Arterberry fills the stage with a collection of intriguing characters. Roboman discovers the limits - and extraordinary reaches - of his own body. The diminutive dance star, Mr Bigg performs to a dizzying medley of musical styles from rap to Russian folklore. Teaching kids about physical theatre, gesture and body language, there's drama, comedy, subtle lessons and outrageous fun in Trent Arterberry's Think Bigg.

My Impractical Life

Grade Suitability: Grade 6 - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: one table, one chair, one empty A/V cart
Fee Range: $685 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$650.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$650.00
Vancouver Island North
$650.00
Interior
$700.00
North
$700.00
Kootenays
$700.00

Funny and thought provoking, this show of mime and monologue tells the story of how Trent chose a career in the arts. Following terrain familiar to any teenager, Arterberry overcomes parental expectations, peer pressure and technological distraction as he ultimately learns to follow his heart. "Powerful message for students about finding one's passion and pursuing it in the face of adversity." -Glanford Middle School

The Secret Life of Walter Manny

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 500 students
Tech Requirements: one table, one chair,one empty A/V cart
Fee Range: $685 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$650.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$650.00
Vancouver Island North
$650.00
Interior
$700.00
North
$700.00
Kootenays
$700.00

Ten-year-old Walter's overactive imagination gets him in-and out of-trouble. Lonely and misunderstood, Walter escapes into fantasies of firefighting, racecar driving and secret-agent spying. Initially considered a weirdo by his peers, Walter proves himself and learns not only that he can be appreciated by others but also that his imagination works best when he uses it in a focused manner. Themes include bullying and respect for others.

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