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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Janessa Johnsrude
Marketing & Development Coordinator

Janessa Johnsrude recently joined the staff as marketing and development director after completing her MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre at Dell'Arte International. She is a Canadian born artist from Saskatchewan (BFA University of Saskatchewan). Janessa learned about the Professional Training Program while studying mask and shadow puppetry in Bali through Dell'Arte's Bali Abroad Program. As a performer, Janessa has worked with the Dell'Arte company in "The Comedy of Errors", "Mary Jane the Musical" and "The Fish in My Head". With a penchant for mask, transformative character, and ensemble creation, Janessa's growing body of work envelops poetic, physical dimensions of storytelling and showcases the unabashedly absurd. Her company, "Necessiteeth The Ultimate Mouth Masks", makes custom crafted character teeth for performers. She is also a founding member of international physical performing ensemble Mothership and has worked with Madball Co. (formerly known as Rangeely Theater Ensemble from Bombay, India), The Dell'Arte Company (U.S.A), CAOS (Calgary Animated Objects Society) (AB), Ground Cover Theatre (SK), Wide Open (SK), Theatre Ecstasis (SK), and Llewelyn Productions (SK).



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