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Trent Arterberry

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Sooke
Languages: English

Trent Arterberry is a performing artist and director who has toured internationally for over four decades. He has completed ten Artist-in-Residency programs over the past four years for elementary, middle and secondary schools. Trent?s residencies have involved working with a group of students for two to five weeks to create and stage a show performed for a school or community audience. This year he edited and staged Shakespeare?s Twelfth Night, performed by grades 5/6 in the original language. Most recently he worked with middle school students to create a show based on the theme of the Underdog.


Reviews

Trent is a true professional who gave an outstanding performance that completely engaged our audience with a wonderful message. Louie Scigliano, Principal, Glanford Middle, Victoria
It was an excellent and fast moving performance. Everyone loved the show and the way that Trent shared his mime tips and tricks with students. Sue Tonneson, Principal, Willway Elementary, Victoria
Arterberry's genius is two-fold: storytelling that doesn't patronize and the agility to make it vastly entertaining. Monday Magazine, 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: $675 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$690.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$690.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$640.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$640.00
Vancouver Island North
$640.00
Interior
$690.00
North
$690.00

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: 6 - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600 students
Tech Requirements: one table, one chair, one empty A/V cart
Fee Range: $675 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$690.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$690.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$640.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$640.00
Vancouver Island North
$640.00
Interior
$690.00
North
$690.00

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: $675 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$690.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$690.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$640.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$640.00
Vancouver Island North
$640.00
Interior
$690.00
North
$690.00

Walter Manny is a ten-year-old boy who becomes a hero by harnessing the power of his overactive imagination. Lonely and misunderstood, Walter escapes into fantasies of firefighting, racecar driving and secret-agent spying. His uncontrollable daydreaming is often met with scorn, but when a fire threatens the classroom, Walter focuses his imagination, proves himself and earns the appreciation of his peers.

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