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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 Where Our MFA's work
"If I get my MFA at Dell'Arte, where might 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), faculty at Trinity Rep/Brown MFA program; solo touring shows.
Yongzoo Lee (’06), Instructor of Drama, Korea
James Peck, (’06), Faculty, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre 2007 - 2010

Stephen Cross (’07), Faculty (tenured 2013),  Syracuse University
Tara Cariaso (’07), University of Maryland – Baltimore County (Guest Director 2011)
Carlos Alexis Cruz (’07), full time faculty U.North Carolina/Charlotte, movement and circus specialist
Gulshirin Dubash (’07), fulltime faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan.
Zuzka Sabata ('08), teaches at the Oak Grove School in Ojai, CA
Ida Fugli ('09), Faculty, University of Agder, Norway
Gabe McKinney ('10), Guest Faculty, University of Western Kentucky
Nicholette Routhier ('10) School Administrator/Registrar, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Matt Walley ('09) teaches at the University of Arizona.
Erin Leigh Crites ('10) joined the theater faculty at University of Louisville, Kentucky

Professional companies:

Suzanne Bakker (’06), actor, Golden Palace Theatre, Amsterdam
Adrian C. Mejia (06) (deceased), actor, Dell’Arte Company '08 season; San Francisco Mime Troupe, Double Edge
Elizabeth Klinger (06)  founder, co-artistic director Tightrope Theatre, Portland OR
Audrey Finkelstein (’06) actor, director and teacher, Montreal
Betsy Cross ('06) runs her own jewelry company, "Betsy & Iya," in Portland, OR betsyandiya.myshopify.com/
James Peck ('06) played Shylock for Portland Actors Theatre in June, 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, awarded a Princess Grace Foundation Award 2011
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.

Andrew Phoenix (’08), actor Dell’Arte Company, 2008 – 09 season, now with Wonderheads Theatre.
Kate Braidwood (‘08) founded Wonderheads, has a maskmaking company both manufacturing and performing mask work: www.wonderheadsmasks.com
Nathaniel Justiniano (‘08) is founder/artistic director of the Naked Empire Bouffon Company in San Francisco www.nakedempirebouffon.com and on the faculty of the  Clown Conservatory of the San Francisco Circus Center, and the Kinetic Arts Center of Oakland, CA.
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/actor, now working in Washington, DC
Estela Garcia ('08), actor with Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles
Nick Trotter ('08) is Producer-Manager of Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver

Barney Baggett ('09), co-founded Machine Theatre, Charlotte, NC, now works with Hinterlands in Detroit.
Liza Bielby ('09) co-founded The Hinterlands theatre in Detroit. Featured in July 1, 2011, NY Times article: 2011/07/03/fashion/the-young-and-entrepreneurial-move-to-downtown-detroit-pushing-its-economic-recovery.html
Deepal Doshi ('09) premiered his solo show in Mumbai in 2011 and is touring India with his company MadBall. www.facebook.com/MadballCo
Jamie van Camp ('09) performs with Inferno Theater in Berkeley, and other Bay Area companies.

Julie Douglas ('10) is an actor in the SF Bay Area; recently in "The Illiad" with Inferno Theatre, "Road to Hades" with Shotgun Players, "The Odyssey" and "Macbeth" with WePlayers.
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 and the SoCal Renaissance Faire.
Gabe McKinney ('10) is touring with the L.A. improv troupe "Wet The Hippo," directed by John Gilkey.

Kathryn Tabone ('11) is co-founder of MadBall Company in Mumbai, India. www.facebook.com/MadballCo
Jaeuk Shim ('11) is a working professional actor in Seoul, Korea.
Alice Nelson ('11) is touring the Canadian fringe festivals, summer '13
Jai Lavette ('11) performed in Imago Theatre's production of Yukio Mishima's "The Black Lizard"
William da Silva ('11) performs and directs at the Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi, and performed in the Lincoln Center Festival in 2013.

Pratik Motwani (12) tours internationally with Imago Ensemble of Portland in "Zoo Zoo." http://www.imagotheatre.com/zoozoo.html
Meghan Frank ('12) is Dell'Arte's Community Programs Coordinator and performs with DAI.
Rachel Brown ('12) worked for Dell'Arte on our 2012 annual holiday show "The Fish In My Head"
Myque Franz ('12) performed at the International Stilt Conference in Holstobro, Denmark; teaches physical theatre in Iowa; produces the Waspinicon Theatre Festival.

Janessa Johnsrude ('13)
works for Dell'Arte in Marketing and Development; acts with DAI.
Ryan Musil ('13) is employed by the Arcata Playhouse as educational specialist.
The MFA Class of '13 performed as The Mothership Ensemble at the Seattle Fringe in September with their devised work "The Night Mare."

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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