2018-2019 SEASON

•The Box Office opens 1 hour before curtain • The House opens 20 minutes before curtain •
• Any late seating will be at the discretion of the House Manager •

All tickets purchased online will be held at Will Call at the Box Office. No mailing or printing of tickets is necessary. To reserve tickets for shows at Dell’Arte call 707-668-5663. No ticket refunds. 

February 21 – 24 @ 8PM

The Adaptation Project

Emergency & Disappearance 1

Created and Performed by DAI’s 2nd-year MFA students

An evening of original, vibrant stage adaptations of short stories and poems, adapted and performed by Dell’Arte’s 2nd Year MFA Ensemble. Literary works move dynamically from the page to the stage, as the authors’ words, images, characters, and themes find expression through physical and theatrical language.

This year’s adapted works include Emergency by Denis Johnson and Disappearance 1 by Jeanette Winterson. Emergency, follows two friends, high on stolen pills, as they search for meaning. Confronting life and death, spirituality and the mundane, and asking “What is reality?” In Disappearance 1, sleeping is a crime. Dreams are recorded and tele-electronically transmitted. Ordinary dreamers are scarce. In a dead-eyed dystopian society, ruled by money and governed by technology, one Dreamer seeks to find hope in a world that has lost the plot.

Appropriate for ages 16+.

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March 22 & 23 @ 8PM

The Dell’Arte Company Presents

Keep the Fires Burning : An Adult Cabaret

Who knows what this night will bring – but it’s bound to keep your fire stoked!

Featuring a cavalcade of original acts by Dell’Arte Students, Faculty and Company members; this community favorite is guaranteed to fill your evening with delight, awe, entertainment, and of course, a dash of the unexpected! Appropriate for ages 16+.

March 28 – 30 @ 8PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 1st-year students

Melodrama is a heightened, musical form of physical theatre where unbridled passions reign, and where the forces of good in human nature triumph over terrible obstacles. In this evening of short, original melodramas created and performed by the students of Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program, audiences are moved to boo and cheer as characters overcome seemingly impossible odds.

April 25 – 28 @ 8PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 2nd-year MFA students

Experience the awesome, visceral power of the Chorus as Dell’Arte’s 2nd Year MFA Ensemble dives into the realm of Tragedy, a theatrical form with ancient roots in the human experience. Through physical and vocal alchemy, the actors conjure universal forces at play in the space of the stage. In the words of theatre visionary Antonin Artaud, Tragedy bracingly reminds us all that, in spite of our best intentions, “the sky can still fall on our heads.”

May 9 – 11 @8 PM


Created and Performed by DAI’s 1st-year students

Come share in the joyous spirit of laughter at the annual Dell’Arte Clown show! This popular performance by the students of Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program marks the culmination of a five-week study of clown, a unique theatrical form with roots in the circus, vaudeville, and the clowning traditions of cultures across the globe. Prepare to be delighted and charmed by the humanity, honesty, and buoyant laughter of the clowns!

May 16 – 19 & May 23 – 26 @ 8PM

The 2019 Thesis Festival

Created and Performed by DAI’s 3rd-year MFA students

The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre presents the 2019 Thesis Festival, featuring groundbreaking new works of theatre created by this year’s graduating MFA class. The Thesis Festival marks the culmination of three years of graduate study by an international ensemble of theatre artists.