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


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“If I get my MFA from Dell’Arte, where can I work?”

The Dell’Arte MFA program graduated its first class of 10 students in 2006. Since then another 40 students have completed MFA degrees. Here’s where some of them are working:

Faculty Positions:

Stephanie Roberts (’06), Graduate Acting faculty (tenure track), University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kali Quinn ('06), Graduate Acting faculty, Trinity Rep/Brown U, Providence, RI.
James Peck, (’06), Faculty, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre 2007 - 2010
Yongzoo Lee (’06), Instructor of Drama, Korea
Stephen Cross (’07), Faculty (tenured),  Syracuse University, NY
Tara Cariaso (’07), University of Maryland – Baltimore County (Guest Director 2011)
Carlos Alexis Cruz (’07), faculty (tenure track), University of North Carolina
Gulshirin Dubash (’07), University of Michigan, Notre Dame University, and Calvin College; fulltime faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan for the 2011-2012 year.
Zuzka Sabata ('08), teaches theatre at Oak Grove School in Ojai, CA
Nathaniel Justiniano (‘08) teaches at Kinetic Arts Center and the San Francisco Clown Conservatory.
Ida Fugli ('09), Faculty, University of Agder, Norway
Liza Bielby ('09), Faculty, Kalamazoo University, Michigan
Nicholette Routhier ('10) Registrar/instructor, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Professional companies:

Suzanne Bakker (’06), actor, Golden Palace Theatre, Amsterdam
Kali Quinn (06), co-founder and performer, Gutworks Ensemble, Vermont; solo artist.
Adrian C. Mejia (06) (deceased), actor, Dell’Arte Company '08 season; San Francisco Mime Troupe, Double Edge
Elizabeth Klinger (06) founded Tightrope Theatre in Portland.
Audrey Finkelstein (’06) actor, director and teacher, Montreal
James Peck ('06) stars as Shylock in Portland Actors Ensemble "Merchant of Venice" 2013

Kajsa Ingemansson (‘07) is a member of the UMO Ensemble in Washington state.
Carlos Alexis Cruz (’07) performed with Do Jump Theatre and Imago in Portland, Oregon, founded Teatro Pelu. He won a 2011 Princess Grace Award for Theater and Playwriting.
Helga Rosenfelt Olsen (07) is a member of the Danish actors union, currently performing with Theatret Thalias Tjenere, Denmark's leading mask company since 1996.
Tara Cariaso, ('07) founded Waxing Moon Mask Company in Baltimore.

Andrew Phoenix (’08), actor Dell’Arte Company, 2008 – 09 season, now with Wonderheads Theatre.
Kate Braidwood Phoenix(‘08) founded Wonderheads,  a mask making & performing company.
Nathaniel Justiniano (‘08) is founder/artistic director of the Naked Empire Bouffon Company in San Francisco
Kat Zdan (‘08), actor and teacher,  has worked with Shotgun Players, CenterREP, Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Warner en Consorten (Netherlands), Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Crowded Fire, Berkeley Playhouse, Livermore Shakes, Town Hall Theatre, and Impact Theatre
Tobias Mulford (’08) is a playwright, now working in Washington, DC
Estela Garcia ('08), actor with Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles
Sarah Peters ('08), is Managing Director of Post 5 Theatre, Portland OR

Barney Baggett ('09), co-founder,  Machine Theatre, Charlotte, NC; now with The Hinterlands.
Liza Bielby ('09) co-founded The Hinterlands theatre in Detroit. Featured in July 1, 2011, NY Times article. She won a $10,000 2011 TCG International collaborations award.
Deepal Doshi ('09) co-founded Mumbai's MadBall Company.
Jamie van Camp ('09) performs with Inferno Theater in Berkeley, and other Bay Area companies, has founded a new community arts center in Placerville, CA.

Julie Douglas ('10) SF Bay Area actor; recently in "Macbeth" with WePlayers and "The Illiad" Inferno Theatre;.
Adriana Chavez ('10) is half of the duo, "Clowns With Gowns" with alumna Heidi Rider in NYC.
Elizabeth Colon Nelson ('10) is a member of The Actors' Gang in L.A.
Genessee Spridco ('10) is founding artistic director of The Suitcase Shakespeare Co. and directs for the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
Gabe McKinney is with the L.A. improv troupe "Wet The Hippo," directed by John Gilkey.

Jaeuk Shim ('11) is a working professional actor in Seoul, Korea.
Kathryn Tabone ('11) is co-founder of MadBall Company based in Mumbai.
Alice Nelson ('11) is touring the Canadian fringe festivals, summer '11, and teaching clown
Claire Mannle ('11)
is Director of Education and Community Outreach at A Noise Within in L.A.
William da Silva ('11) is a performer and director at the Ferrari World Theme Park Abu Dhabi.

Meghan Frank ('12) is the Marketing/Development Coordinator at Dell'Arte International
Pratik Motwani ('12) is in the national touring company of Imago's "Zoo-Zoo"
Myque Franz ('12) teaches physical theatre in Iowa and produces the Waspinicon Theatre Festival.

Dell'Arte PTP  & MFA Alumni have worked for theatre companies in Asia, Central & South Asia, East & West Europe, South & North America; they have worked in universities and colleges; many have started their own ensembles. (See additional links)




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