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 Advocating Autism Now (FAAN), and Resolution Care.

Dell’Arte in partnership with Trajectory Performance Ensemble

Jordan Rosin and Evan Grande have been meeting with members of the Trajectory Performance Ensemble since the beginning of May to teach the group the fundamentals of theatrical clowning, and to coach the group’s members in the creation of original clown acts. The partnership will culminate in a public presentation of these acts at the monthly Synapsis cabaret on Saturday, June 2 at 9pm at Synapsis Nova, 212 G St, Eureka. Tickets are $10 (No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds)

Autism: A Spectrum of Stories
Dell’Arte in partnership with FAAN (Families Advocating Autism Now)

Kathryn Cesarz and Jesse March are gearing up for an exciting night of Playback Theater to help spread autism awareness, compassion, and fun to the community in Humboldt County. Playback Theater is an improvisational theatre in which audience or group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot. Recommended to anyone 13+ in the Humboldt County area, the performance will take place on Saturday, June 2 at 7pm at the Redwood Curtain Theater, 220 1st St, Eureka.

Voice the Journey
Dell’Arte in partnership with Resolution Care

Cleo DeOrio, Idit Kischinovsky, Alfredo Romero and Melanie Schauwecker are partnering with Eureka-based Resolution Care, an inspired team of palliative care professionals who understand that people are more than their bodies, more than their diseases, and more than merely “patients.” The Dell’Arte team has been connecting with staff and patients during office and in-home visits to develop an understanding of Resolution Care’s compassionate and empowering approach to palliative care. Voice the Journey, an evening honoring end-of-life experiences through performance, art and storytelling, will take place on Friday, June 1 at 7pm at Synapsis Nova (212 G Street) in Eureka. The event is free and all ages are welcome.

Photo: Dell’Arte in partnership with Trajectory Performance Ensemble at Synapsis Nova, Eureka.