Dell'Arte International | The North-American Center for the Actor Creator
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Dell'Arte International, est. 1971: Training, Performance, Theatre, Research
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Dell’Arte International is the premiere training center for the actor-creator in North America. We offer an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre, a one-year Professional Training program, Summer Intensive Training and a Bali Abroad program.

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The Dell’Arte Company is an internationally touring ensemble of actor-creators performing and creating in different constellations since the company was founded in 1974.

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The Mad River Festival is 5 weeks of performance, music and pageantry ‘from around the world and down the block’ in Blue Lake, California. Dell’Arte has brought quality and original entertainment to the NorthCoast during the Mad River Festival for 25 years!

Dell’Arte International is the premiere training center for the actor-creator in North America. We offer an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre, a one-year Professional Training program, Summer Intensive Training and a Bali Abroad program.

The Dell’Arte Company is an internationally touring ensemble of actor-creators performing and creating in different constellations since the company was founded in 1974.

The Mad River Festival is 5 weeks of performance, music and pageantry ‘from around the world and down the block’ in Blue Lake, California. Dell’Arte has brought quality and original entertainment to the NorthCoast during the Mad River Festival for 25 years!

The North American Center for the Actor Creator:

Performance, Training and Research

News

From Zimbabwe to Dell’Arte

Dell’Arte is happy to announce that the Almasi Arts Alliance, Walter Mparutsa Fellowship for Artists of Excellence based in Zimbabwe, has contributed to student Tafadzwa Bob’s living expenses during his participation in the Master of Fine Arts program at Dell’Arte! We sincerely thank them for their generosity! Dell’Arte also gratefully acknowledges all those that contributed to the fundraising campaign to help pay for living expenses during Tafadzwa Bob’s studies! We look forward to working with Tafadzwa during his training!

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2015/16 Season

In 2015 Dell’Arte celebrates the 40th anniversary of our School of Physical Theatre, the 35th anniversary of our annual Holiday Show and the 25th anniversary of our Mad River Festival with a season of new exciting theatre. That’s 100 years of Dell’Arte!

View our 2015/16 Season

Alumni Companies on Tour: 

Dell’Arte alumni are showing their work all over this summer! Jared Hollander and Slater Penny performed at the New York Fringe with their original piece “The Submarine Show”, alumni company UpLift Physical Theatre performed “Terra Incongnita” in San Francisco and at the Minnesota Fringe, alumni company The Wonderheads are hitting up several fringes in Canada, other fringing productions include “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, directed by 2015 MFA graduate Chris Kehoe and featuring fellow graduate Kaitlen Osburn, Box of Clown’s “Mom”, “Susannah Bird” by Bike Circus (Zita Nyrandy and Myque Franz), “Ms. Sugarcoat” Alice Nelson, “Get No Place Fast” by Hungry Bird (Julianna Frick and Grace Booth) “Camel Camel” by Glitter Gizzard (Meghan Frank and Janessa Johnsrude), “Perpetual Wednesday” by White Collar Crimes (Anthony Arnista and Jacob Trillo), and “Breaking Bange” by Christopher Bange.
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