Diasporas Festival, Berkeley
May 9, 2014

The Dell'Arte Company brings an excerpt of its newest work, "Elisabeth's Book" to the Diasporas Festival of Contemporary Performance in Berkeley, California, on May 9 & 10. Inferno Theatre

THREE TREES to Western Washington
April 18, 2014

The Dell'Arte Company in "Three Trees" heads to Western Washington University for two shows, April 18 & 19th at 7:30 PM
A mixture of rollicking clown routines and poetic, theatrical

Humboldt Sponsors support
April 6, 2014

THANKS to Humboldt Sponsors for a $500 award to the 8th Grade Show for " costumes, props, and technical production." Congratulations to director Lydia Foreman and her cast from Blue Lake

World Commedia Day Feb. 25
February 21, 2014

World Commedia dell'Arte Day is celebrated every year on February 25, and is proclaimed by the Italian cultural association SAT as an action of the incommedia.it project in support of SAT's

TCG grant awarded to DAI
February 1, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announced recipients for the third round of its Global Connections program. Dell’Arte was awarded one of three


The Dell'Arte Company
Upcoming Shows
2013-2014 Season
Available for booking 2013
Residency Info
Production History
1977 - 1979
Company Members

Production History
 1977 - 1979

Production History Since 1977

Performed by the Dell'Arte Company


by Joan Holden, Steve Most, Jael Weisman
Music by Richard Saunders & Phil Marsh
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designers Alain Schons, Peggy Snider
Cast: Brenda Aoki, Michael Fields, Peter Kors, Jason Harris, Joan Schirle, Victoria Thatcher

Toured: California (L.A., San Francisco), Oregon, Washington; excerpt to 1980 Venice Biennale outdoor show)

1978: UNDER GLASS: Three One Acts

"Infancy" by Thornton Wilder; "'Calm Down, Mother" by Megan
Terry, "Save Me A Place At Forest Lawn" by Lorees Yerby
Cast: Joan Schirle, Mara Sabinson, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Peter Kors

Toured: California

1978: REFRIED BRAINS: Four One Acts

"Bittersweet Blues, The Scar Tissue Mystery," by Joan Schirle, "The Great Zoroasters" by Jael Weisman, "Those Cornfelds," by Georges Courteline (adapt. Weisman), and "Birds of a Feather" by Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Cast: Joan Schirle, Mara Sabinson, Donald Forrest, Michael Fields

Toured: California; "Birds" to 1980 Venice Biennale

1979: INTRIGUE AT AH-PAH, A Scar Tissue Mystery

Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Steve Most, Mara Sabinson, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Joe DeAndreis, Lisa Garcia, Joan Schirle
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designer: Alain Schons
Lighting by Ted Vukovich
Cast: Joan Schirle, Mara Sabinson, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Jeff Raz

Toured 1979 - 1983 California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington
(outdoors till 1981; remounted for indoor performances; toured in 1991 as part of the trilogy "Redwood Curtain, the Scar Tissue Mysteries). Remounted for the Mad River Festival 2009.




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