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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New Student Information
The Dell’Arte facilities do not include dormitories. Students are required to find their own housing within the community. Students can find housing in Blue Lake. There is also housing in Arcata and McKinleyville, but those options are only viable if a student owns a vehicle or has regular access to one. We do not recommend that students look for housing outside of Blue Lake, Arcata, or McKinleyville - all other towns are quite far.  

Students usually pay rent between $400and $550 per month. Utilities are generally not included, and will cost on average another $70-$120 per month. Please include expenses such as cleaning deposits, utility deposits, first and last months rent and set up housekeeping costs in your first month’s budget. (Rentals info for Summer Workshops is here)

It is against city ordinance to live in a vehicle on a city street.  There are no residential campsites within the vicinity.  

Housing can be difficult to find in this area and may take up to two weeks. We suggest that students arrive at least one week before classes begin to get settled. Contact the Dell’Arte Student Housing Manager Dharla Curry for assistance (dharla@dellarte.com or (707) 668-5663 x17).

Dell’Arte has a few housing options available to a limited amount of students. Contact Dharla Curry as soon as possible if you think you may be interested in one of these options:

“The Hotel”
210 South Railroad #C
Blue Lake, CA 95525

9 bedrooms (most single beds) , 3 baths
Sparsely furnished (Bed and dresser, some have desks, tables, lamps)
Very large kitchen
No living room, but, in the past, students have used unoccupied rooms as common living areas/guest rooms.
$400 per month
$400 deposit required to reserve room, non-refundable, will count as the first months rent.
Last months rent and deposits due upon occupancy.
$100 non-refundable deep cleaning fee
$100 refundable security deposit
Monthly rent at “The Hotel" includes water, utilities and garbage pick-up. Phone service is not included. There are however, some phone lines established in some of the rooms, and it's a fairly simple procedure to have a personal phone installed. Contact the phone company at 1-800-310-2355 or visit their website at www.sbc.com.
Total move-in cost for the "Hotel" is $1000.  This includes first and last months rent ($800), cleaning and security deposits ($200). Upon departure, if there has been no damage to the property, we will refund the $100 security deposit if the hotel is left the way you found it.

If a student enjoys living with a lot of people, “The Hotel" can be the perfect place. Keep in mind, however, that several people share kitchen and bath privileges, so everyone does their fair share of the cleaning. We have a Student Resident Manager living in “The Hotel” to insure that everyone keeps their home a sweet home. Benefits for the Resident Manager include discounted rent. If a student is interested in the Resident Manager position, they can call Dharla Curry at 707-668-5663 x17 for more information.

Rousseau Apartments
115 Chartin Ave                   
Blue Lake, CA 95525

2 bedrooms (most have single beds), 1 bath
Sparsely furnished (Beds and dressers, microwaves, dishes, pots, pans, living room furniture, dining table and chairs, some have desks, tables, lamps)
Nice kitchens (all appliances, pots and pans, dishes and tableware included)
Laundry facilities on premises (coin operated)
$850 per month ($425 per person for double occupancy)
$150 non-refundable deep cleaning fee
$150 refundable security deposit (returnable at the end of the year if the place is left as you found it)
The Rousseau apartments are either rented per bedroom or the whole apartment for families. The total amount due per bedroom at the beginning of the school year is $1150. This includes first and last months rent ($850) and the deposits ($300). Families wishing to rent a whole apartment will be expected to pay a total amount of $2300 upon occupancy at the beginning of the school year. This includes first and last months rent ($1500) and the deposits ($600).
Garbage pick-up are included in the rent. Utilities and water/sewage, however, are separate and need to be paid monthly. Students will receive a copy of the monthly bills from the office in the student mail. Phone service is not included. If a student would like phone service, they should make arrangements with SBC by calling 1-800-310-2355 or by visiting their website at: www.sbc.com.

Other Housing Contacts

Humboldt Property Management – www.humboldtrentals.com – 707-825-1515
Bode Properties – www.bodepropertymanagement.com – 707-445-2414
Professional Property Management – www.ppmrentals.com – 707-444-3835
www.craigslist.com (Recommended)
American Property Management – 707-839-9658 (An option if you are in a pinch, but we have had mixed results.)

There are also a few homeowners and faculty members in Blue Lake who rent rooms or apartments to our students. Contact Dharla Curry (707-668-5663 x17) for the current list of homeowners. Here are two options:

Hillshir Down – Rooms available: 3
Across the street from the School, historic building, ground floor.

Rent includes water/garbage/recycling.
3 private Rooms in shared apt, each furnished with bed, dresser, desk, lamps. One room has double bed, 2 have one twin bed each. Shared living room, kitchen and bath. Kitchen fully equipped; microwave, pots and pans, etc. Small deck outside. Washer/dryer.  Across the street from Dell'Arte building. Street parking. No Pets. Not included in rent: Gas/electric/Wireless. (Router already installed) Free wireless at Dell'Arte and Stardough's cafe. Photos available.
Cleaning deposit: $100. Credit cards add 2% charge.  Payments to Dell’Arte are transferable. For current rental price and questions, Contact Joan Schirle by email or phone: joans@dellarte.com or 668-5663 x 11.

Krienke Manor – This is a 5 bedroom beautiful home several blocks from the school.
This is a large Craftman style house. Rooms furnished with bed, dresser, desk, lamps. Private bedrooms, shared living room, kitchen and bath. Kitchen fully equipped; microwave, pots and pans, etc. Cleaning supplies. Washer/dryer. Call Stephanie Thompson stephanie@dellarte.com 707-407-5530 or Joe Krienke joe@dellarte.com 707-362-6700 to inquire about rental cost, and to book a room here.  Accept cash, checks, money order. Credit cards add 2% charge.
Payments to Dell’Arte are transferable.
Cleaning deposit: $50. 




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