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Denise Parton

Contact Name: Denise Parton

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Phone: (619) 887-6043

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Denise Parton is described as one of the purest storytellers of all time; pulling of romance, suspense and a touch of the supernatural, all in the same piece. Born and raised in Tennessee, Denise sets her stories in the Deep South and her natural southern style charms all her work.

In addition to writing, Denise enjoys directing for the theater, and has brought to the stage many wonderful stories, from The Legend of Pocahontas to Great American Tall Tales. She has directed many other award winning productions, receiving enthusiastic reviews for her work. To Denise, there is nothing more thrilling than bringing characters to life, whether on stage, behind the camera or in the pages of her books.

A native of Tennessee, Denise spent the last twenty years in Southern California teaching and directing for Children’s Theater. She returned to her hometown of Murfreesboro in the fall of 2013. In the spring of the following year, Denise joined up with The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro Tennessee and Directed the Music Man. She then took over Center Stage Academy and implemented a theatrical education program for children. Denise introduced a myriad of theatrical training classes, offering courses in all aspects of theater from stage make-up to character development. Being an author of young adult books, she has a unique gift in creating and developing the most celebrated of characters.

  • Denise is a firm believer in never giving up on your dreams and has the unique ability to help others achieve theirs. Aside from her indomitable spirit, she exemplifies the highest standard of ethics and integrity, realizing all children are priceless treasures, and to whom much is given much is required.
  • In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four daughters, watching fireflies in the evenings, dreaming up her next story and inspiring others.
  • Denise Parton, writing under the pen name (Denise Daisy’s) books include, The Secrets of Moonshine, The Secret in the Rubble, and The Storyteller’s Secret all a part of her Moonshine series.
  • Once Last Time, a historical time travel romance released by Kensington/Lyrical.
  • The Haret, the first book in The Haret series.
  • You can follow her at, Author Denise Daisy on Facebook.

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Masquerade

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

A class on Costume Design

This class is designed to teach all aspects of costuming a production, creating costumes to represent characters well and the overall importance of costumes. Costuming is much more than sewing, it’s imagining and creating the skin that covers a character. This class will teach the individual how to visualize and create a “look” whether fantasy, futuristic, or a period piece. Costuming is an important element in creating the magic of theater.

Age range 13 and up
This class works well in a child/parent team

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Program Title: Little Rascals

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration

Program Description:

Little Rascals is an intro to theater class for children, tapping into what children do best, play make believe, which in essence is acting. My theme in this class is imagination. The children will learn to tap into their own imaginations. By tapping into their imagination they will become discoverers and explorers of new places and new people. They will also discover emotions and this will help them understand themselves.

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Program Title: Metamorphosis, A class on Character Development

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This class is designed to help the actor step into the assigned role. This session is beneficial in knowing “who” you are and growing in the best version of that person whether fictional or in real life. In acting, taking on a role is a metamorphosis so to speak. There is a lot of preparation to become. The process involves a deep study of the character you are portraying. In this process there is a breaking out of the shell of you. Freeing yourself to become another and taking flight to portraying that character with extreme believability. This is the magic of theater, the transformation of one thing into another

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