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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 NET History


1995 – As a result of a chance meeting at the biennial TCG Conference, a formal dialogue begins among ensemble theaters.

1996 – Philip Arnoult gathers 8 ensembles for a preliminary planning process at Towson State University in Maryland, funded by TCG, identified as the TCG Ensembles Work Group. NET is officially formed by: A Traveling Jewish Theatre, Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble, Cornerstone Theater Company, Dell’Arte International, Independent Eye, Irondale Ensemble Project, The Road Company, and Touchstone Theater.

1998 – Department of Theater Arts at Virginia Tech hosts a gathering of community-based art-makers, including the members of NET. A Traveling Jewish Theatre partners with 7 other ensembles in a 2-year exchange project funded by the NEA.

1999 – NET produces its first festival and conference at Golden Gate University and the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, hosted by A Traveling Jewish Theatre. In November 1999, NET leads a gathering with 7 ensembles companies in Blue Lake, CA hosted by Dell’Arte to develop short term goals and long term objectives that will expand NET membership and capabilities.

2000American Theatre magazine publishes a feature on NET. NET produces a second festival and conference in San Francisco. There are 40 members representing 20 nationally recognized organizations present at the event.

2001 – NET hosts 60 ensemble members from 22 companies during at Camp Winnebago in Fayette, ME for a weeklong conference. Consensus to become a dues-paying, nonprofit organization is achieved.

2003 – National Conference of the Network of Ensemble Theaters is held. In August 2003, the Ford Foundation awards NET a $100,000 planning grant to support a national ensemble theater festival celebrating the diversity of the ensemble movement.

2004 – The Flintridge Foundation awards NET a $30,000 grant to support the presentation of Flintridge supported ensemble theater artists at the NET Ensemble Theater Festival.

2005 – The Flintridge Foundation and the Ford Foundation award substantial grants to the Network of Ensemble Theaters for Strategic Planning. Dell’Arte International hosts a national NET Festival.

2006 – Following 7 regional meetings throughout the country to gather input from the field, NET hosts National Gathering in Asheville, NC to ratify a strategic plan for the growth of NET.

2007 – With support from the Ford Foundation, NET hires a National Coordinator, the organization’s first full-time salaried employee.

2008 – NET membership surpasses 100 companies, representing 26 states. National Gathering is held in New Orleans, LA and is attended by over 100 members and guests.

2009 – NET convenes the National Summit of Ensemble Theaters (June 2009) in San Francisco to address crucial issues facing the ensemble field, attracting over 200 participants.



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