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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The Dell'Arte International School has attracted students from
all over the world 
since it opened its doors in 1975.

    What will you find at Dell'Arte International?

  • Intense physical training to develop the expressive capabilities of the actor Click Magnifier to View Larger Image
  • the study of movement, mask, clown, melodrama,  commedia, devising and dynamic theatre-making
  • an extraordinary location of natural beauty and inspiration
  • an outstanding faculty of professional artists and teachers
  • a dedication to community interaction

We offer an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre. The three-year MFA program runs concurrently with our one-year certificate-granting Professional Training Program (PTP).  Both are in session from October till mid-June.

The Advanced Ensemble Program (AEP) is a non-degree granting track of our 2nd and 3rd year MFA training. The AEP is for talented students who do not yet possess an undergraduate degree but have completed our Professional Training Program and are otherwise qualified for training at the level of our MFA students in terms of aptitude, rigor, maturity and perspective. AEP students matriculate into the 2nd and 3rd year ensemble alongside MFA students.

We train actors to be responsive and spontaneous with their imaginations, their minds and their bodies. We take the actor beyond the role of interpreter of a director's vision or playwright's words (the Actor/Interpreter); at Dell'Arte, the actor is fundamental to the creation of theatre (the Actor/Creator).

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