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Deneh’Cho Thompson

2016 Fringe New Play Prize winner for The Girl Who was Raised by Wolverine, Deneh is an emerging director, actor and playwright based in Vancouver. In 2009 he co-founded workingclasstheatre, an indie theatre company dedicated to producing new works, providing training opportunities and showcasing the work of emerging artists.

Since 2009, Deneh has been developing an artistic practice that uses devised theatre as its principal component, often blurring the lines that define the roles of director, actor and writer. Recent directing credits include The Dudes of My Life, a devised piece, and The Governor of the Dew, by Floyd Favel. Deneh trained at Capilano University and, more recently, Simon Fraser University. In 2015 Deneh joined both the Full Circle First Nations Performance Ensemble and the Urban Ink Collective.┬áDeneh recently performed as a guest artist in The Classroom at Studio 58, and is preparing to travel to Spain for Tant per Tant’s production of Marie Clements’ Burning Vision in Barcelona’s Grec Festival in July. Deneh is also Producer at The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance, and Associate Producer at Full Circle First Nations Performance and the Talking Stick Festival.

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