Rural in Location, International in Scope

Dell'Arte International is a world-renowned theatre company and school based in Blue Lake, California, that specializes in the art of physical theatre and mask performance. Founded in 1971, Dell'Arte has been at the forefront of the theatrical world, with a mission to create and promote original works that inspire and challenge audiences, while training and educating artists in the craft of physical theatre.

Over the past 50 years, Dell'Arte International has produced over 150 original works of theatre, toured to more than 30 countries, and educated countless artists in the craft of physical theatre. The company's productions have received critical acclaim and have been recognized with numerous awards and honors.

Dell'Arte's approach to theatre is rooted in the traditions of Commedia dell'Arte, a form of theatre that originated in 16th-century Italy and is known for its use of masks and physicality to convey stories and characters. The company has taken this tradition and transformed it into a modern and innovative form of theatre that incorporates various performance techniques, including clowning, acrobatics, and puppetry.

Your donations make the work of Dell'Arte possible! The company is committed to creating innovative and thought-provoking works of theatre that push the boundaries of what is possible onstage. There is a strong value of "theatre of place" that guides the artistic, educational and community efforts of the institution. Dell'Arte thrives as it makes work meaningful to our communities and to the world at large.

By supporting Dell'Arte, you are recognizing the central role that the arts play in our cultural development and the need to sustain our community. You are supporting the next generation of artists, theater makers and storytellers from literally all over the world. You are investing in a dynamic future for Humboldt County and beyond!

We are deeply grateful for your support and help.

Donation Information

Dell'Arte is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. Nonprofit Tax ID number: 94-2207895
Checks can be sent to: Dell’Arte International, P.O. Box 816, Blue Lake, CA 95525