The Dell'Arte Inaugural Guild Presents: 

Baduwa't Summer Series: A Gathering of the People

Formerly known as the Mad River Festival, the Baduwa’t Series is a culmination of performing arts, music, celebration and connectivity, held on the ancestral lands of the Wiyot Tribe. In Soulatluk, the Wiyot language, Baduwa’t is the word for Mad River. The festival name change was approved by Wiyot leaders in Spring 2021 and Dell’Arte is honored to support the work of the Wiyot Tribe to revitalize the language by using the original name of the river for the festival name.

The festival will be held in Dadiqhoughuk (Blue Lake) through the summer of 2022 at Dell’Arte’s spaces at 131 H. Street with COVID-19 safety measures in place (remember to bring a mask!). Series-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as much as possible.

Ticket information and show descriptions by day are below.

Summer Series LINE-UP
  • Saturday, June 25th 2022

    Dell'Arte to present the 2022 Prize of Hope to the Zimbabwe Theater Academy on June 25th, 5-9PM.

  • Saturday, July 2nd 2022

    Northwest X Southwest Indigenous Film Fest - More Info Coming Soon

  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday , July 8th - 10th

    Red Light Cabaret- A BAWDY & BOOZE-FILLED Explosion OF MADNESS & MAYHEM 10PM

  • Thursday, Friday, & Saturday , July 14th - 16th

    The 2022 Humboldt Folklife Festival will be at Dell’Arte! This is an outdoor event. 5PM

Dell'Arte International (Blue Lake, CA) and Aasen Teater & the Danish Institute for Popular Theater (Brødholtvej, Denmark), invites you to a special evening at Dell'Arte to present the 2022 Prize of Hope to the Zimbabwe Theater Academy on June 25th, 5-9pm. Come join us in Blue Lake for a very special event that includes a "Hope-y Hour" at the Logger Bar with Former Producing Artistic Director, Michael Fields, a delicious catered dinner outside in the Rooney Amphitheater, followed by a performance of selections from Zandezi by Zimbabwe Theater Alum.

Tickets are $50 each and include drinks, beverages, dinner, and entry to the ceremony. Dell'Arte has been offering the Prize of Hope with the Danish Institute of Popular Theater since 2008; past recipients include Universes (2018)Cornerstone Theater (2016), Tim Robbins & the Actor's Gang (2008), and many more! This is an event that is truly international and not to be missed. Please join us in the festivities!

Regular Ticket Price $50
Guild Members Ticket Price $30
BIPOC Ticket Price $25
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      Dell'Arte thanks the following 2021 Baduwa't Festival sponsors for their generous support: