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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

My Impractical Life

Grade Suitability: Grade 7 - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: I require two tables and a chair. I provide my own sound and lights.
Fee Range: $695 - $795 (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
$700.00
Interior
$700.00
North
$750.00
Kootenays
$700.00

"My Impractical Life" tells the story of how Trent Arterberry overcame the physical and emotional barriers to following his heart. Powerful and funny, this play of mime and monologue retraces Trent's adolescent steps to finding a career. Hours lost within the internet and television provide no guidance. Extravagant efforts for athletic prowess miss the mark. An attempt to rise to rock music stardom falls flat. Finally, a near-fatal fall jolts Arterberry into recognizing what is truly important to him, and to setting a path towards pursuing his dreams. "Powerful message for students about finding one's passion and pursuing it in the face of adversity." –Glanford Middle School, Victoria

Think Bigg

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: I require two tables and a chair. I provide my own sound and lights.
Fee Range: $695 - $795 (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
$700.00
Interior
$700.00
North
$750.00
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. Six volunteers compete to be named "best-mime-of-the-day." Teaching kids about physical theatre, gesture and body language, there's drama, comedy, subtle lessons and lots of fun in Trent Arterberry's, "Think Bigg." "Trent Arterberry grabs children from his first entrance ... In short episodes as a racing-car driver, a pilot, a digital dude, a puppet named Mr. Bigg, and the classic man-trapped-in-a-box scenario, he fascinates his young audience and involves them in ... realizing the power of the imagination." -- NOW Magazine, Toronto

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