Denise Rogers Valenzuela is a Ph.D. candidate in Theater and Performance Studies at York University from Santiago, Chile. She is also a performer and puppeteer who tends to work in ephemeral duos (The Trinkettes, Sisters of the Soaking Rag, Socorro and Bloody Mess, La Insurgente) with scavenged materials, cardboard, and garbage. Her artistic and academic constellation of interests includes puppetry, decolonial feminism, materiality, protest, social justice, and practices of collaboration. Denise performs on and off with Bread and Puppet Theatre since 2017, joining various tours including the Spring Tours of 2018 and 2020, and Little Big Tour in September 2021. Most recently, she created and performed Variety Box with newly minted troupe Corrugated Spectacles (Caitlin Ross and Arvin Heidari) at the OBJECTO Festival in Toronto.
Denise Rogers Valenzuela