Dell’Arte Expands Board After Successful Fundraiser

BLUE LAKE – Dell’Arte International, the North American center for theatre training, research and performance of the actor-creator, is starting out the new year with an expanded board of directors to support the organization in this important time of rebuilding.  “We’re excited to engage with these talented individuals as we work to bring the organization back to full strength. The …

February 4th Named Joan Schirle Day in Blue Lake

On November 28, 2023, the City of Blue Lake passed a resolution honoring Joan Schirle as the Leading Lady of Blue Lake and naming February 4 as Joan Schirle Day. Joan Schirle Day Proclamation Whereas Joan Schirle was a gifted actor whose performances delighted audiences in Blue Lake and around the world, and Whereas Joan Schirle was a talented playwright …

Alyssa Hughlett Leaves Leadership Council at Dell’Arte

Alyssa Hughlett | January 8, 2024 | Statement of Departure My journey at Dell’Arte began as an MFA student and, after graduating from the program in 2015, I was hired by the school to teach acrobatics and physical training as part-time faculty. I performed, toured, and directed with my ensemble, UpLift Physical Theatre, acted and performed locally at the Arcata …

Newest Board Members Announced

Feb. 17, 2021 Dell’Arte International Announces Newest Board Members BLUE LAKE, CA – Dell’Arte International’s Board of Directors today announced five new members who will help advance the nonprofit’s work of exploring theatre making, theatre training and the relationship between artist and community.  “We’re excited to expand our board with these leaders who have diverse experience and will bring an …

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A School Message and New Leadership Model from Dell’Arte

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Dell’Arte September Update 2020

 Dear Friends, Dell’Arte is still operating at a reduced capacity due to the pandemic and we would like to thank our community for the all of the support we are receiving as we move through this together. We are taking time to recalibrate and the necessary steps to weather the storm so that when we reopen at full capacity, we can do so …

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2020/21 School Update

Read about the 2020/21 school year and the 2020 Holiday Show. Learn more about our Bali trip in 2021. Contribute to our accountability process.

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We are Listening and Learning! Read about our process here and what is going on at Dell’Arte this month.

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“Best of Humboldt”

Dell’Arte International wins “Best Place To See A Play!” The 2019 NorthCoast Journal “Best of Humboldt” award ceremony was Aug. 10. Holding the award is Fran Beatty (Executive Director), with Alyssa Hughlett (Associate School Director) , and Noel August (School Administrator).

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Michael “spike” Foster Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Dell’Arte honored long-term Lighting Designer Michael Foster with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, June 28. Michael, also known as “spike,” has worked with Dell’Arte for over 30 years, not only designing lights for Company and Festival shows, but also operating the light board for many shows, and assisting hundreds of DAI students with their technical needs. A beloved figure …