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Dell’Arte Master Teacher Michael Fields in Denmark

Dell’Arte’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields will be teaching a free workshop at Move’n Act in Aarhus, Denmark on Friday, January 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. The workshop is designed to introduce students to the training of Dell’Arte International. Be prepared to move! Email Move’n Act to sign up for the workshop. Click here!

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3rd Year MFA Ensemble selected for UNAM Theatre Festival in Mexico

Dell’Arte’s 3rd Year MFA Ensemble have been selected to perform their original tragedy “Citizens of Nowhere” at UNAM Teatro International Theatre Festival in Mexico. This original tragedy was devised as part of their second-year studies, written and staged by the eight actor-creators over the course of seven weeks, under the guidance of and in collaboration with Dell’Arte faculty members Sayda …

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Lifetime Achievement Award to Joan Schirle

The Association of Movement Theatre Educators (ATME) honored DAI’s Founding Artistic Director, Joan Schirle, with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award on August 3.  ATME is the premier organization of and for theatre practitioners who specialize in physical training. The award recognizes Joan’s contributions to the field, having devoted her life’s work as an actor, deviser and teacher to research of the …

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Arts in Pelican Bay State Prison

On May 22, staff and faculty from Dell’Arte International were invited into Pelican Bay State Prison to see the original work of Dell’Arte’s Prison Project Theatre students. In 2016, Dell’Arte partnered with the William James Association to bring theatre classes to the institution as part of the statewide Arts in Corrections Programming. Co-founders of the program, Janessa Johnsrude and Zuzka Sabata, …

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Faculty Laura Muñoz at Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario

In February, Faculty member Laura Muñoz completed her third year as “tallerista” (workshop leader) at the FITU (Festival Internacional de Teatro Universitario) in the UNAM, in Mexico City. The workshop titled: Physical Theater: The Rhythmic Body in the Dynamic Space, was a rigorous investigation of the resonant body projecting into the space of the stage, a dramatic space that is voluminous, …

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Voice Faculty Sayda Trujillo in residence at Universidad Mayor in Chile

Voice Faculty, Sayda Trujillo was recently in Chile, in residence at Universidad Mayor in Santiago for a Voice Symposium that was focused on practice exchanges and dialogue about voice training. The symposium gave a platform to post-dictatorship Chilean teachers and examined what it meant to be the first generation of voice teachers in Chile. Sayda taught voice workshops at Universidad …

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Dell’Arte’s 2nd Year MFA Ensemble Presents Community Based Arts Projects

Since 2006, Dell’Arte’s MFA students spend seven weeks each year serving local non-profit organizations by developing theatre projects in non-traditional venues. Their service may take the form of workshops, performances, story collection, and more, all with the goal of assisting these local non-profits to serve their constituents. This year, the 2nd Year MFA Ensemble partners with Trajectory Performance Ensemble, Families …

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Dell’Arte International Returns to Bridgeville and Table Bluff

The academic year for Dell’Arte’s 1st Year Ensemble culminates in a 12-day Rural Residency. This year, the Wiyot Tribe at Table Bluff and the town of Bridgeville are each hosting a group of the actor-creators from Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the US. From May 21-June 1, the students will teach workshops, help with community service projects and create …

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Zimbabwe Theatre Academy in parntership with Dell’Arte

Faculty member, Janessa Johnsrude, recently spent two weeks teaching workshops at the Zimbabwe Theater Academy (ZTA) in Harare, Zimbabwe. The training program was founded by Dell’Arte International alumni, Lloyd Nyikadzino and Teddy Mangawa and is near completion of its inaugural year.  ZTA is a full time, one-year professional program launched this September in partnership with Dell’Arte International and the Pamberi …

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Dell’Arte International archives now officially housed at The Ohio State University

Dell’Arte InternationaI’s archives are now officially housed at The Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute at the Library of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. DAI’s records join over 300 collections of world theatre materials assembled since 1951, including the archives of Marcel Marceau, Twyla Tharp, as well as major collections of popular theatre forms like …