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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 What to bring
  • Studio Clothes – should be simple in line and color and should be reasonably form fitting. Students should not wear logo t-shirts, stripes or prints. Bare chests will not be permitted. Bare feet or training shoes are the only approved footwear. Students should not wear perfumes or scents to class. Jewelry, including all piercings should be removed. Daily body cleaning and clean workout clothes are a must, as are undergarments. Hairstyling should be simple and securely kept out of the eyes and off the face.
  • Studio Shoes (only if a student prefers to work in shoes, rather than bare feet) – soft soled shoes (sneakers okay, tai chi shoes okay, jazz shoes okay) for studio wear. These should have enough traction to allow the student to move rapidly across the floor with out slipping. We do not allow street shoes in the studios. Please note: Some classes will require you to work in bare feet.
  • Cross Trainers or Running Shoes – In the conditioning classes, there will be some running outside for cardio-vascular training.
  • Rain Gear – The weather in Blue Lake is cool, with a lot of rain in the winter. Students are advised to bring warm socks, sweaters and rain gear (i.e. raincoats, rain boots, rain pants, umbrella) as part of their wardrobes.
  • Camping Gear - All students should bring with them, or expect to acquire here, a sleeping bag and sleeping mat.  In addition, they may wish to bring camping gear for the end of year Rural Residency.
  • Notebooks, Pens and Pencils--recording devices, cellphones and cameras are not allowed in the classroom.
  • Water Bottle – Sturdy, and able to close tightly.
  • Musical Instruments – We welcome all instruments. Every year a new student band seems to form and jam sessions abound. MFA students are required to learn a musical instrument while at Dell’Arte.


  • Pets – The program is extremely time consuming, and pet-friendly lodging is difficult to find.



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