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Trent Arterberry

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Sooke
Languages: English

Trent Arterberry's unique brand of physical theatre combines mime, storytelling, and audience participation. "A proven crowd-pleaser" (The Boston Globe), Arterberry has performed around the world from NYC's Radio City Music Hall to the Hong Kong International Children's Festival. He has given thousands of performances at schools across the US and Canada. Arterberry is also active with the Artstarts AIC program and is the director of the soon-to-be world-famous Westmont Mime Club in Victoria.


Reviews

"Thank you for creating an interactive show tailored to our school size and the restrictions of COVID-19. The performance was entertaining, interactive and engaging. There has been positive feedback from all grade levels. Thank you for bringing such joy to our school during this pandemic." VP, Lakewood Elementary
"I laughed so hard I fell out of my seat." South Park School student, 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

COVID Edition - So You Think You Can Mime

Grade Suitability: K-6
Duration: Up to 6, 25-minute showings per day
Capacity: 60 students per performance
Tech Requirements: One rectangular table; one chair; electrical outlet
Fee Range: $645-$795 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$600.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$650.00
Vancouver Island North
$700.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00
Kootenays
$750.00
Virtual
$0.00

Responding to the cohort model, we are using a format of 25-minute showings to be viewed by up to 60 students at a time, with up to six showings per day at the same school. (Listed fees are for a five-show day. A pro-rated fee will apply for greater or fewer number of showings.) While mask requirements are in place, Trent uses a clear, acrylic mask to allow his facial expressions to be seen while always maintaining a two-metre distance from students. In this show of mime, storytelling and audience participation, students will learn the invisible wall, the tug-of-war, blowing up a balloon and other mime techniques in their seats. Several students will participate in an onstage, socially-distanced finale. Schools can access Trent's seven-part, "How to Be a Mime" video series for elementary students. Teachers can use this resource after the show to extend the learning experience into the classroom.

So You Think You Can Mime

Grade Suitability: K-6
Duration: 45 mins
Capacity: 400
Tech Requirements: One rectangular table; one chair; electrical outlet
Fee Range: $695-$795 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$700.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$750.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$650.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$675.00
Vancouver Island North
$700.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00
Kootenays
$750.00
Virtual
$0.00

Amazing and amusing, "So You Think You Can Mime" combines mime, storytelling, and puppetry with lots of audience participation. Trent Arterberry teaches the students techniques before performing routines based on the robot, the invisible wall, the tug-of-war and blowing up a balloon. Learning about isolation, gesture and body language, several volunteers perform in a lively onstage finale. We guarantee that students will enthusiastically practice their newly acquired mime skills after the show and beyond. Educators have access to Trent's seven-part, "How To Be A Mime" video series. Teachers can use this resource as a follow-up to the show to extend the learning experience into the classroom. District regulations allowing, this is a 45-minute assembly for the whole school. We recommend that a school with more than 400 students schedule two showings. Price of a second show at the same school is 50% of the one-show price.

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