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Deborah A Goffe
Visiting Associate Professor of Theater and Dance
Phone: (860) 297-2447 Office Location: Austin Arts Center 312
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Trinity College faculty member since 1997
General ProfileTeachingPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
M.F.A., California Inst. of the Arts
M.A., Wesleyan Univ.
B.F.A., Univ. of the Arts-Philadelphia

Deborah Goffe is a dance maker, performer, educator, and performance curator who cultivates environments and experiences through choreographic, design and social processes. She is driven by enduring commitments to world making, support of vibrant local dance ecologies, and the role of curatorial practice in those processes. Since its founding in 2002, Scapegoat Garden has functioned as her primary artistic and curatorial vehicle—a means to forge relationships between artists and communities, helping people see, create and contribute to a greater vision of ourselves, each other, and the places we call home. Her current artistic and scholarly research attends to sustainable arts ecosystem formation, black radical tradition(s), correlations between faith and performance practices, and audience activation. These commitments inform her teaching at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) where she serves as Associate Professor of Dance and Performance Curation, and as Visiting Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Trinity College (AY 22-23).