Dell’Arte is offering theater scholarship
County residents with passion for theater encouraged to apply
Dell’Arte International has announced a one-timeonly scholarship for its cornerstone Professional Training Program, a one-year program designed for students with a desire to journey into the realms of actor-created theater.
The “Humboldt Scholarship” — which is for the 2020/21 academic year — is open to all Humboldt County residents and covers one-third of the tuition (amounting to a $4,200 discount). To apply to the Professional Training Program and be considered for the scholarship, visit www.dellarte.com or contact Matt Chapman, Dell’Arte’s director of admissions, at email@example.com.
Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program is open to performers of all ages and backgrounds, and includes training in the F.M. Alexander Technique, physical awareness and responsiveness, voice and movement, play and improvisation, as well as the study of mask, clown, melodrama and commedia dell’arte.
The investigation of theater dynamics, the actor and the space, character and relationship, take place through assignments presented weekly in Performance Labs.
Classes begin Oct. 3. If California public health recommendations preclude convening classes in October, Dell’Arte will delay the start of the school year until it is safe to resume in-person instruction. Any schedule changes will be announced by Aug. 1. Current Professional Training Program student Anastasia Barron is grateful for the unique space Dell’Arte provides for the actor to expand their imagination and “be the creator of their own world.”
“Dell’Arte is the ideal place for me because of the emphasis on making original work, training in physical, embodied performance and learning how to create as a member of an ensemble,” Barron said.
Dell’Arte is in a “rolling admissions deadline” for the fall. Completed application portfolios will be reviewed as soon as they are received, and offers to join the fall cohort will continue until the class is full.
The Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre offers the only accredited MFA in EnsembleBased Physical Theatre in the world. Its training programs attract students from across the globe, with more than 1,000 graduates from 41 countries since the formation of the school in 1975.
It is one of three institutions of higher education in Humboldt County, along with Humboldt State University in Arcata and College of the Redwoods in Eureka. Dell’Arte is located in Blue Lake.
For more information about Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program, visit https://vimeo. com/314860467.
Scholarships are available for Dell’Arte’s Professional Training Program.