Production History

Touring History

Dell’Arte tours widely, has received Critics Circle awards in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, and has been the official US theatre representative at international festivals including the Venice Biennale (Italy), the Arhus Festival (Denmark), The Festival of Five Continents (Venezuela), The VIth International Festival (Uruguay), the Curitiba Festival (Brazil), the Santa Marta Festival (Colombia); in North America at EXPO ’86 (Vancouver, BC) the Lincoln Center Festival, the Philadelphia International Movement Theatre Festival, the San Francisco New Vaudeville Festival, the TCG National Conference, and many more.

Collaborations

Dell’Arte has a history of collaborations with other theatres– with the San Diego Repertory Theatre on two large-scale projects: Peter Barnes’ Red Noses in 1988 and Steve Friedman’s Animal Nation in 1990. Artistic Directors Fields, Forrest, and Schirle staged a new production of Tartuffe in collaboration with Artistic Director Gregory Boyd at the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre in 1994. In 2006 the Dell’Arte Company co-produced The Liar, adapted from Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, with the Jomfru-Ane Theatre of Aalborg Denmark.

International Work

The Dell’Arte Company has performed all over the world at festivals, universities, community centers and more…..

The Venice Biennale
The Noordezon Festival, Netherlands
COS Festival, Reus, Spain
Santa Marta Festival, Colombia
Festival of Five Continents, Venezula
Critics’ Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay
San Francisco New Vaudeville Festival
Lincoln Center Festival
Peoples’ Theatre Festival, Santa Cruz
over a hundred colleges and universities in the USA
dozens of rural communities in Northern California
major cities: New York, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco
4 weeks at the Jomfru-Ane Theatre in Aalborg, Denmark
In addition to Company tours, Dell’Arte student productions have travelled annually to many communities on the North Coast of California, from Point Arena to Petrolia, from Weaverville to Garberville, Siskyou to Somes Bar, Orick to Orleans.

Production History By Year

1977: THE LOON’S RAGE
by Joan Holden, Steve Most, Jael Weisman
Music by Richard Saunders & Phil Marsh
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designers Alain Schons, Peggy Snider
Cast: Brenda Aoki, Michael Fields, Peter Kors, Jason Harris, Joan Schirle, Victoria Thatcher
Toured (outdoor show): California (L.A., San Francisco), Oregon, Washington; excerpt to 1980 Venice Biennale

1978: UNDER GLASS: Three One Acts
“Infancy” by Thornton Wilder; “‘Night, Mother” by Megan
Terry, “Save Me A Place At Forest Lawn” by Lorees Yerby
Cast: Joan Schirle, Mara Sabinson, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Peter Kors
Toured: California

1978: REFRIED BRAINS: Four One Acts
“Bittersweet Blues, The Scar Tissue Mystery,” by Joan Schirle, “The Great Zoroasters” by Jael Weisman, “Those Cornfelds,” by Georges Courteline (adapt. Weisman), and “Birds of a Feather” by Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Cast: Joan Schirle, Mara Sabinson, Donald Forrest, Michael Fields
Toured: California; “Birds” to 1980 Venice Biennale

1979: INTRIGUE AT AH-PAH, A Scar Tissue Mystery
Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Steve Most, Mara Sabinson, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Joe DeAndreis, Lisa Garcia, Joan Schirle
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designer: Alain Schons
Lighting by Ted Vukovich
Cast: Joan Schirle, Mara Sabinson, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Jeff Raz
Toured 1979 – 1983 California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington
(outdoors till 1981; remounted for indoor performances; toured in 1991 as part of the trilogy “Redwood Curtain, the Scar Tissue Mysteries). Remounted for the Mad River Festival 2009.

1980: WHITEMAN MEETS BIGFOOT
adapted from the R. Crumb comic book by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Tony Heimer & Joan Schirle
Directed by Jael Weisman (1986 remount directed by Jane Hill)
Designer: Alain Schons
Lighting by Ted Vukovich
Cast: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Lisa Garcia, Jeff Raz, Bernadette Sabath, Mara Sabinson, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Tour 1980-1982: California; remount for EXPO ’86 world’s fair, Vancouver, B.C.

1981: PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Alain Schons, Jael Weisman
Directed by Jael Weisman
Scenography by Alain Schons
Costumes by Mimi Mace
Cast: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle
Toured: 1982 – 1987 California; People’s Theatre Festival, San Francisco 1983; San Francisco New Vaudeville Festival, 1987

1982: YOU CAN BE REPLACED
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Joe DeAndreis
Directed by Jael Weisman
Scenography by Alain Schons;
Costumes by MaryAnn Scozzari
Cast: Nadine Caracciolo, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Lee Strucker
Toured: California 1983

1984: MALPRACTICE, or Love’s The Best Doctor
adapted from Moliere by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Michele Linfante, Jael Weisman
Directed by Jael Weisman
Set by Andy Stacklin
Costumes by Mimi Mace
Cast: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Mankin
Toured: 1984 – 1990 Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, 1985 NYC; California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho;
Beau Gestes Festival, Vancouver B.C. 1987; International Movement Theatre Festival, Philadelphia 1987

1986: THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, A Scar Tissue Mystery
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Tony Heimer
Directed by Jael Weisman
Scenography by Ivan Hess;
Lighting by Michael Foster
Costumes by Nancy Betts
Cast: Joan Schirle, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Tony Heimer, Joan Mankin (Andrea Snow)
Toured: California, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia; remounted in 1991 in the trilogy “Redwood Curtain, the Scar Tissue Mysteries.”

1987: THE BACCHAE
by Euripides
Music by David Winkler
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designed by Ivan Hess;
Lighting by Michael Foster;
Costumes by Jean Young
Cast: Joan Schirle, Jodi Gilbert, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, David Ferney (Tour: Todd Bruse, Leira Satlof, Barbara Geary, Marguerite Foster)
Toured: California

1988: RED NOSES
co-production with San Diego Repertory Theatre)
by Peter Barnes
Music by Gina Leishman
Directed by Jael Weisman & Sam Woodhouse
Lighting by Peter Maradudin;
Costumes by Nancy Jo Smith
Cast: Priscilla Allen, Torbjorn Alstrom, Bernard Baldan, Bill Dunham, Roch Dutras, Michael Fields, Barbara Geary, Ralph Hall, Paul Hellyer, Doug Jacobs, Tom Nelis, Oliver North, Joan Schirle, Lee Strucker
Won 1988 Year’s Best Production Award from San Diego Critics Circle.

1989: SLAPSTICK
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Gina Leishman
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designed by Alain Schons
Lighting by Michael Foster,
Costumes by Nancy Jo Smith
Cast: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle
Toured 1989 – 1995 Arhus Festival, Denmark, 1989; Festival of Five Continents, Venezuela 1994; San Diego Repertory Theatre; California, Oregon; VIth Critics Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay 1995.

1990: ANIMAL NATION
co-production with San Diego Repertory Theatre
by Steve Friedman
Music by Gina Leishman
Directed by Jael Weisman & Sam Woodhouse
Designed by Victoria Petrovich;
Lighting by Brenda Berry
Cast: Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Bernard Baldan and others.

1991: FEAR OF FALLING: A Scar Tissue Mystery
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Gina Leishman
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designed by Alain Schons;
Lighting by Michael Foster;
Costumes by Mary Scott
Cast: Joan Schirle, Joan Mankin, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joe Dieffenbacher
In 1991, the three full-length Scar Tissue plays were performed as a trilogy, called “REDWOOD CURTAIN: The Scar Tissue Mysteries”

1991: BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS
by Lynne Abels
Directed by Jane Hill
Designed by Tom Roscoe;
Lighting by Michael Foster
Cast: Joan Schirle, Donald Forrest

1992: PUNCH!
by Joan Schirle
Directed by Michael Fields
Designed by Raymond Gutierrez;
Lighting by Michael Foster;
Costumes by Mary Scott
Cast: Linda Hayden, Ken Colburn, Joe Dieffenbacher, Minna Holopainen, Bob Wells
Tour: California

1993: KORBEL, A Humboldt Soap Opera
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designed by Raymond Gutierrez;
Costumes by Jinki Lee Boyce
Lighting by Michael Foster
Cast: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Julie Fulkerson, Lynnie Horrigan, Stan Mott, Joan Schirle

1994: ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Julian Lang, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Mark Izu
Directed by Jael Weisman
Designed by G.W. Mercier
Lighting by Michael Foster;
Costumes & Masks by Christine Cook
Cast: Donald Forrest, Michael Fields, Joan Schirle, David Ferney, Julian Lang, Lyn Risling

1995: JOURNEY OF THE TEN MOONS
by Donald Forrest, David Ferney, Jane Hill
Music by Zachary
Directed by Michael Fields
Designed by Michael Foster & Christine Cook

1995: KORBEL 2: The Wedding
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Music by Ted Dzielak
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Designed by Wendy Ponte
(outdoors, Mad River Festival)

1995: OUT OF THE FRYING PAN
Ensemble Developed
Music by Stan Mott;
Lyrics by Joan Schirle
Directed by Michael Fields
Designed by Joe Dieffenbacher
Tour: 1995 – 1999 California, Sundance Festival, Utah 1998, Carmel Festival, California 1999

1996: KORBEL 3: The Birth
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Patsy Givens, Jael Weisman
Music by Randy Craig
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Designed by Victoria Petrovich
(outdoors, Mad River Festival)

1996: UP ALL NIGHT
Created and performed by Joan Schirle
Lighting by Michael Foster

1997: JOURNEY OF THE TEN MOONS
by Joan Schirle
Original Music by Tim Gray
Directed by Michael Fields
Designed by Michael Foster & Christine Cook
Tour: California, Montana, Wisconsin

1997 MAD LOVE
Adapted from “The Hands of Orlac” by Maurice Renard
by Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman
Directed by Jael Weisman
Music & Sound Design by Tim Gray
Scenography & Costumes by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting by Michael Foster
Cast: Joan Schirle, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Bridget McCracken (Sayda Trujillo)
Tour: 1997 – 1998 Festival of Five Continents, Venezuela; Arhus Festival 1998, Noorderzon Festival, Holland; Carmel Festival, California.

1997 EBENEZER & BOB
Ensemble Developed
Directed by Michael Fields
Set Design: Torbjorn Alstrom
Costumes: Heather Pearl
Lighting: Michael Foster
Music designed and performed by Valerie Moseley
Cast: Donald Forrest, Stephen Buescher
Tour: California

1998: THE WEAVE
by Joan Schirle
Directed by Joan Schirle
Music & Sound Design by Gina Leishman
Scenography & Costumes by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting by Michael Foster
Cast: Sharon Bayly, Heather Pearl Cromie, Mara Niemanis, Lesley Quilty, Valerie Moseley, Sayda Trujillo
Premiered 1998 Mad River Festival; Tour: A Conference on Art & Nature, Eureka, Ca, 1999

1998 : ROBINSON CRU-SO
Ensemble Developed
Directed by Michael Fields
Set by Sunni Sydenham
Lighting by Frank Newman
Original Music and Sound Design by Tim Gray
Cast: Bernadette Sabath, Anthony Courser, Stephen BuescherTour: California

1999: PIRATES
Ensemble Developed
Directed by Michael Fields
Music& Sound Design by Tim Gray
Set Design: Dan Stockwell
Lighting: Michael Foster
Cast: Emilia My Sumelius, Marya Errin Jones, Bridget McCracken, Stephen Buescher
Tour: California

1999: THE DELL’ARTE AIRBORNE MILLENIAL REVUE
Ensemble Developed
Directed by Jael Weisman
Set by Dan Stockwell
Music by The Bayou Swamis
(outdoor show, Mad River Festival)

2000: SHOTGUN WEDDING
By Joan Schirle
Adapted from “The Forced Marriage” by Moliere
Directed by Jael Weisman
Moliere interludes staged by Eduardo Moreira of Brazil’s Grupo Galpao
Music by Tim Gray
Set by Dan Stockwell
Costumes by Nancy Tobin
Cast: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Emilia My Sumelius, Daniel Stein, Dee King, Joani Rose, Anna Svensson, Sara Katzoff, and others.
(outdoor show, Mad River Festival)
Mad River Festival 2000 presented the US debut of Brazil’s Lume Teatro in:
Parada da Rua & Cravo, Liria y Rosa
and The Blue Lake Pageant, directed by Michael Fields

2000: THE RAG & BONE SHOP
By Lauren Wilson
Directed by Michael Fields
Set by Dan Stockwell
Lighting by Michael Foster
Music by Tim Gray
Cast: Stephen Buescher, Laura Munoz, Emilia My Sumelius

2001: LA BOTTEGA DA CAFFE
By Carlo Goldoni
Translation: Anne Victoria Banks
Adaptation: Lauren Wilson
Directed by Michael Fields & Giulio Cesare Perrone
Designed (Set & Costumes) by G.Perrone
Music by Tim Gray
Lighting by Michael Foster
(outdoor show)
Cast: Rachel Bell, Stephen Buescher, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Laura Munoz, Joan Schirle, Daniel Stein, Emilia My Sumelius, Gray Valenti, Balazs Lazar, Katie —— , Matthew Graham, Sean Gryesten Fields, Maya Gryesten Fields, James Forrest

2001: SECOND SKIN
Conceived, written & Performed by Joan Schirle
Directed & Designed by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Masks by IB Alit, N. Setiawan, Paule Stein, IW Suba, IM Rupa
Original Music by Tim Gray
Lighting by Michael Foster
(touring show)

2001: VAUDEVILLE
Ensemble Created
Directed by Michael Fields
Set by Dan Stockwell
Lighting by Michael Foster
Music by Tim Gray
Cast: Dawn Falato, Greg Maupin, Emilia My Sumelius

2001: PARADISE LOST: THE CLONE OF GOD/FRAGMENT #1
Adapted from John Milton
By Giulio Cesare Perrone
Directed & Designed by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Choreography: Laura Munoz and Joan Schirle
Lighting by Michael Foster
Original music by Tim Gray
Cast: Michael Fields, Dana Wieluns, the 36 students of the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre

2001: PARADISE LOST: SACRED LAND/FRAGMENT #2
Adapted from John Milton
By Giulio Cesare Perrone
Directed & Designed by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Original music by Tim Gray
Choreography: Laura Munoz
Cast: Stephen Buescher, Tim Cunningham, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest Keight Gleason, Lynnie Horrigan, Elisa Lane, Balazs Lazar, Sarah Leventer, Joan Schirle, Matthew Graham Smith, Emilia My Sumelius
Musicians: Marla Joy, Tim Gray, and a cellist.
(outdoor show)

2002: PARADISE LOST: THE CLONE OF GOD
Adapted from John Milton
By Giulio Cesare Perrone
Directed & Designed by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Choreography: Laura Munoz
Original music by Tim Gray
Lighting by David Robertson
Cast: Stephen Buescher, Tim Cunningham, Michael Fields, Keight Gleason, Joan Schirle, Matthew Graham Smith, Emilia My Sumelius.
(touring show)

2002: WILD CARD
Book by Michael Fields
Music by Tim Gray, Joyce Hough, Fred Neighbor
Lyrics by Michael Fields, Tim Gray, Joyce Hough, Fred Neighbor
Directed by Joan Schirle
Scenic Design by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Costumes by Carla Rowe & Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting by Michael Foster
Cast: Richard Lloyd Cambier, Dawn Falato, David Ferney, Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Nancy Jacobs, Oliver Steck, Lina Wiksten, Greg Wold.
Musicians: Tim Gray, Joyce Hough, Fred Neighbor, Tim Randles, Oliver Steck.
(oudoor show, Mad River Festival)

2002: IN THE LAND OF THE GRASSHOPPER SONG
By Lauren Wilson
Based on the book In The Land of the Grasshopper Song
Directed by Michael Fields
Original Music by Tim Gray
Lighting by Dan Stockwell
Cast: Jacqueline Dandeneau, Dawn Falato, Tim Cunningham, Tyler Olsen
(touring show)

2003: CASANOVA: ANIMAL INSTINCT
Adapted From: The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova
Playwright(s): Giulio Cesare Perrone , Joan Schirle
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director(s): Giulio Cesare Perrone , Joan Schirle
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer: Dave Robertson
Costume Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Sound Designer: Tim Gray
Choreographer: Joan Schirle
Cast: Sharon Bayle, Tim Cunningham; Dimiter Marinov, Keight Gleason, Matthew Graham Smith, Joan Schirle, Michael Fields.

2003: WILD CARD 1.5
Librettist(s): Michael Fields
Lyricist(s): Dawn Falato , Michael Fields , Tim Gray , Joyce Hough
Composer(s): Dawn Falato , Tim Gray , Fred Neighbor
Stage Director(s): Joan Schirle
Set Designer(s): Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer(s): Michael Foster
Costume Designer(s): Giulio Cesare Perrone , Carla Rowlands
Choreographer(s): Richard Lloyd Cambier , Dawn Falato , Joan Schirle , the company
(outdoor show, Mad River Festival)

2004: PENTHESILEA
Playwright: Heinrich Von Kleist
Adapter: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Translator: Anne Victoria Banks
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer: Dan Stockwell
Costume Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Sound Designer: Tim Gray
Cast: Keight Gleason, Sarah Parker, Tim Cunningham

2004: SHADOW OF GIANTS
Playwright: Matthew Graham Smith
Composer: Timothy Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Dan Stockwell
Lighting Designer: Dan Stockwell
Sound Designer: Timothy Gray
Cast: Matthew Graham Smith, Dawn Falato, Keight Gleason, Tyler Olsen, Sayde Trajillo
(touring show)

2004: THE 30 SHOW
Playwright: Dell’Arte Company
Composer: Timothy Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Giulio Caesare Perrone
Sound Designer: Timothy Gray
Cast: Ensemble
(outdoor show, Mad River Festival)

2004: THREE PIGS
Playwright(s): Ensemble MFA Class ’05
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Yongzoo Lee , Michelle Seekamp , Dan Stockwell
Lighting Designer: James Peck , Dan Stockwell
Costume Designer: Betsy Cross
Sound Designer: Audrey Finklestein , Tim Gray , Adrian Mejia , The Ensemble
Cast: Yongzoo Lee , Michelle Seekamp, James Peck, Betsy Cross, Audrey Finklestein, Adrian Mejia
(Touring Holiday Show)

2005: THE GOLDEN STATE
Adapted From Moliere’s The Miser
Adapter: Lauren Wilson
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields , Matthew Graham Smith
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer: Dave Robertson
Costume Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Sound Designer: Tim Gray
Cast: Joan Schirle, Barbara Geary, David Escobedo, Keight Gleason, Tyler Olsen, Tim Cunningham, Bernadette Sabbath
(touring show)

2005: MYTH-O-MANIAC: PEER GYNT PROJECT II
Adapted From: Ibsen’s Peer Gynt
Playwright(s): ensemble-created
Adapter: Michael Fields
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Michael Smith
Costume Designer: Lynnie Horrigan
Cast: Audrey Finklestein, Kali Quinn, Christopher Beaileau
(Touring Holiday Show)

2006: BIG FAT LIAR: PEER GYNT PROJECT II
Adapted From: Ibsen
Adapter(s): ensemble-created
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Co-production with: Jomfru Ane Teatret – Denmark
Cast: Ensemble
(outdoor show, Mad River Festival)

2006: ARTEMISIA
Playwright(s): Giulio Cesare Perrone , Barbara Geary
Stage Director(s): Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer: Greta Welsh
Costume Designer: Barbara Geary
(touring show)

2006: THE LIAR: PEER GYNT PROJECT III
Adapted From: Ibsen’s Peer Gynt
Adapter(s): ensemble-created
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer: Andrew Tristram
Costume Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Co-production with: Jomfru Ane Teatret – Denmark
Cast: Joan Schilre, Tyler Olsen, Matthew Chapman, Oliver Steck, Lars Ditlev, Malene Melsen, Pia Mourier

2006: TARTUFFE
Adapted From: Moliere
Playwright(s): ensemble created
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Co-production with: Marin Theatre Company
Cast: Michael Fields, Adrian Mejia, Keight Gleason, David Ferney, Barbara Geary, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Matthew Graham Smith, Dimiter Marinov, Deborah Taylor Barrera

2006: ENTRANCES & EXITS
Playwright(s): ensemble created
Composer: Gregg Moore
Stage Director: Alain Schons
Set Designer: Alain Schons
(Touring Holiday Show)

2007: THE HORROR EXPERIMENT
Playwright(s): Dell’Arte Company
Stage Director: Tyler Olsen
Cast: Ensemble

2007: THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Playwright: Lewis Carroll & Tobias Mulford
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage DIrector: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Jody Simas
Costume Designer: Lydia Foreman
(Touring Holiday Show)
Cast: Kate Braidwood, Walter Gaines, Estela Garcia, Nathaniel Justiniano, Toby Mulford, Nick Trotter, Kat Zdan

2008: THE GOLDEN STATE
Adapted From Moliere’s The Miser
Adapter: Lauren Wilson
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Lighting Designer: Dave Robertson
Costume Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Sound Designer: Tim Gray
Cast: Joan Schirle, Barbara Geary, Guillermo Calderon, Keight Gleason, Tyler Olsen, Adrian Mejia, Laurabeth Olson, John Achorn
(touring show)

2008: KORBEL V: The Accident
Playwright: Michael Fields
Composer: TIm Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Designer: Jody Simas
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Cast: Donald Forrest, Michael Fields, Joan Schirle, Lynn Wells, Jackie Dandeneau, David Ferney, Bob Wells, Lynnie Horrigan, Lila Nelson, Joyce Hough, Jaese Lecuyer, Jane Hill
(Outdoor show; Mad River Festival)

2008: TARTUFFE
Adapted From: Moliere
Playwright(s): ensemble created
Composer: Tim Gray
Stage Director: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Set Designer: Giulio Cesare Perrone
Cast: Michael Fields, Adrian Mejia, Keight Gleason, David Ferney, Barbara Geary, Jacqueline Dandeneau, Andrew Phoenix, Deborah Taylor Barrera

2008: THE GLASNOST FAMILY HOLIDAY
Playwright(s): The Ensemble & Joan Schirle
Composer/Arranger: Gregg Moore
Stage Director: Joan Schirle
Set Design: The Ensemble
(Touring Holiday Show)
Cast: Barney Baggett, Liza Bielby, Adam Curvin, Deepal Doshi, Ida Fugli, Brian Moore, Norah Sadava, Jamie Van Camp, Matthew Walley

2009: INTRIGUE AT AH-PAH
Playwrights: Michael Fields, Donald Forrest, Joan Schirle, Jael Weisman, Steve Most, Mara Sabinson
Original Music & Lyrics: Joan Schirle, Lisa Garcia, Tim Gray
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Scenic Designer: Jody Sekas
Light Design: Soren Olsen
Costume Design: Lydia Foreman
Cast: Kate Braidwood, Shannon MacMillan, Brian Moore, Andrew Phoenix, Tyler Olsen, Soren Olsen
Musicians: Marla Joy, Mike LaBolle, Tyler Olsen, Tim Gray
(Outdoor Show; Mad River Festival, 30th anniversary production)

2009: INVERTED ALBA : Fable and Roundelay After Images By Garcia Lorca
Playwright(s): Joan Schirle, Ronlin Foreman, Richard Newman, Laura Muñoz, adapted from the plays & poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, translation assistance by Laura Muñoz
Original Music by Andrew Waggoner & Tim Gray
Stage Director: Ronlin Foreman
Costume and Set design by Ronlin Foreman and Lydia Foreman
Sound design by Tim Gray
Light design by Michael Foster
Choreography by Donlin Foreman
Cast: Joan Schirle, Laura Muñoz, Richard Newman, Matt Chapman

2009 A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Ensemble Created
Stage Director: Michael Fields
Composer – Tim Gray
Light Design – Michael Foster
Costumes – Lydia Foreman
Cast: Adriana Chavez, Erin Crites, Julie Douglas, Brian Kuwabara, Eunjin Lee, Gabriel McKinney, Elizabeth Colon-Nelson, Nicholette Routhier, Genessee Spridco, Emily Windler.

2010 THE ONLY FRIENDS WE HAVE
Co-Production with Under The Table Ensemble
Created by Under The Table
Cast: Matt Chapman, Josh Matthews, Sara Petersiel
(toured to the Santa Marta Festival, Colombia)

2010 BLUE LAKE: THE OPERA
Libretto: Lauren Wilson, Music: Tim Gray
Directed by Michael Fields & Lauren Wilson
Set: Jody Sekas
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Light Design: Patrick Sullivan
Cast: Michael Fields, David Powell, Emily Windler, Joe Krienke, Emilia My Sumelius, Zuzka Sabata, Elizabeth Colon Nelson, Tyler Olsen, Lynnie Horrigan, James Peck.

2010 THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN
Ensemble Devised
Directed by Michael Fields
Original Music: Tim Gray
Set: Jerry Lee Wallace
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Cast: Jai Lavette, Claire Mannle, Alice Nelson, William Neimar, Jaeeuk Shim, Kathryn Tabone
(Touring production, annual holiday show)

2011 THREE TREES
Devised by Stephanie Thompson, Lauren Wilson, Joe Krienke
Cast: Stephanie Thompson, Lauren Wilson, Joe Krienke
Premiere: Jan. 2011; Mad River Festival, July 2011; Cal Arts, Valencia CA, 2011

2011 MARY JANE: THE MUSICAL
Created by Michael Fields with The Ensemble & Composers Jeff DeMark, Joyce Hough, Tim Gray, Eldin Green, Scott Menzies, Fred Neighbor, Lila Nelson, Tim Randles, Joani Rose, Zuzka Sabata, Joan Schirle
Directed by Michael Fields
Musical Director: Tim Randles
Set: Daniel Spencer
Lighting: Michael Foster
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Cast: Joan Schirle, Joyce Hough, Zuzka Sabata, Janessa Johnsrude, Pratik Motwani, Ryan Musil, Meridith Ann Baldwin, Jeff DeMark
Band: Tim Randles, Marla Joy, Mike LaBolle, Fred Neighbor

2011 THE NUTCAPER –31st annual Holiday Show
Ensemble Devised with Director Joan Schirle
Music: Petr Illich Tchaikovsky
Director: Joan Schirle
Sound Design: Tim Gray
Set: Daniel Spencer
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Lighting: Michael Foster
Choreography: Laura Munoz
Cast: Meridith Ann Baldwin, Rachel Brown, Meghan Frank, Myque Franz, Pratik Motwani

2012-CABARET of New Work
by Molly Armstrong, Barney Baggett, Matt Chapman, Joe Krienke, Laura Munoz, Nicholette Routhier, Zuzka Sabata, Joan Schirle, Stephanie Thompson, Lauren Wilson
Directed by Michael Fields
Set by Daniel Spencer
Lights: Anthony Arnista

2012 – MARY JANE: THE MUSICAL, THE DIVA RETURNS
Libretto developed by Michael Fields with the Ensemble; additional material by Joan Schirle & Zuzka Sabata
Original Lyrics & Music by Tim Gray, Eldin Green, Joyce Hough, Tim Randles, Scott Menzies, Lila Nelson, Joani Rose, Zuzka Sabata, and Joan Schirle.
Musical Director: Tim Randles
Set: Daniel Spencer
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Lights: Michael Foster
Cast: Meridith Ann Baldwin, Joyce Hough, Janessa Johnsrude, Pratik Motwani, Ryan Musil, David Belton Powell, Zuzka Sabata, and Joan Schirle as Mary Jane.
Musicians: Tim Randles, Music Director: Marla Joy, Mike LaBolle, Daniel Perez

2012 – THE FISH IN MY HEAD
Ensemble Created
Directed & Designed by Ronlin Foreman
Sound Design: Tim Gray
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Lights: Michael Foster
Cast: Anthony Arnista, Meridith Anne Baldwin, Janessa Johnsrude, Ryan Musil, Anson Smith, Jacob Trillo (Joan Schirle, David Belton Powell)
Premiered at the Mad River Festival; Toured to UC Berkeley, Point Arena Theatre, Cave Junction, OR, the Eureka Theatre, Humboldt State University.

2013—THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare
Original Music: Tim Gray, Joan Schirle
Directed by Michael Fields
Set: Daniel Spencer
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Lighting: Michael Foster
Cast: Joan Schirle, Michael Fields, Lynnie Horrigan, Andrew Eldredge, Jerome Yorke, Chase MacNeill, Emily Newton, Drew Pannebacker, Meghan Frank, Janessa Johnsrude, Zuzka Sabata, Musicians: Marla Joy, Mike LaBolle, Tim Randles
Mad River Festival 2013 June

2014: KORBEL V
by Lauren Wilson
Music: Tim Gray
Directed by Michael Fields
Set by Jerry Lee Wallace
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Lighting: Michael Foster
Cast: Michael Fields, Joan Schirle, James Peck, Anthony Arnista, Zuzka Sabata, Emily Newton, Andrew Eldredge.
Mad River Festival 2014 June

2014: ELISABETH’S BOOK
Conceived & Developed by Joan Schirle
Ensemble Devised by Joan Schirle, Alain Schons, Laura Muñoz, Ruxy Cantir
Original Music: Joan Schirle, Gina Leishman, Timmy Gray
Directed & Designed by Alain Schons
Lighting: Michael Foster
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Digital Images: Thelma Rosner
Cast: Ruxy Cantir, Laura Muñoz, Joan Schirle, James Hildebrandt

2014: PIPPI LONGSTOCKING
by Astrid Lundgrin
Adapted by the Ensemble
Original Music: Tim Gray
Directed by Michael Fields
Set & Costumes: Lynnie Horrigan
Lighting: Michael Foster
Cast: Hannah Gaff, Alyssa Hughlett, Kaitlen Osburn, Sarah McKinney, Christopher Kehoe, Drew Pannebecker, Cooper Smith
November 25 – December 18: Northern California Regional Tour

2015: MARY JANE: THE MUSICAL III
Libretto developed by Michael Fields with the Ensemble; additional material by Joan Schirle & Zuzka Sabata
Original Lyrics & Music by Tim Gray, Eldin Green, Joyce Hough, Tim Randles, Scott Menzies, Lila Nelson, Joani Rose, Zuzka Sabata, and Joan Schirle.
Musical Director: Tim Randles
Vocal Arrangements: Zuzka Sabata
Set: Daniel Spencer
Costumes: Lydia Foreman
Lights: Michael Foster
Cast: Joan Schirle as Mary Jane, with Meridith Ann Baldwin, Janessa Johnsrude, Pratik Motwani, Ryan Musil, David Belton Powell, Zuzka Sabata, and Leira Satlof.
Musicians: Tim Randles, Music Director: Marla Joy, Mike LaBolle, Jeff Kelley (Scott Menzies)
May 1, Canabis Film Festival, Garberville, CA
May 2, Arena Theatre, Point Arena, CA
June 18 – July 5: Mad River Festival

2015: LI’L RED IN THE REDWOODS
Adapted by the Ensemble
Original Music: Tim Gray
Directed by Michael Fields
Set & Costumes: Lynnie Horrigan
Lighting: Michael Foster
Cast: Tone Haldrup Lorenzen, Jared Mongeau, Kate Tobie, Vida Tayabati, Robi Arce, Erin Johnston, Yan Christian Collazo, Grace Booth and Buba Basishvili
November 27 – December 20: Northern California Regional Tour