“If I get my MFA from Dell’Arte, where can I work?”
The Dell’Arte MFA program graduated its first class of 10 students in 2006. Since then another 40 students have completed MFA degrees. Here’s where some of them are working:
Yongzoo Lee (’06), Instructor of Drama, Korea
James Peck, (’06), Faculty, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre 2007 - 2010
Stephanie Roberts (’06), Graduate Acting faculty (tenure track), University of Missouri, Kansas City
Stephen Cross (’07), Faculty (tenure track), Syracuse University
Tara Cariaso (’07), University of Maryland – Baltimore County (Guest Director 2011)
Carlos Alexis Cruz (’07), George Fox University (Spring 2011)
Gulshirin Dubash (’07), University of Michigan, Notre Dame University, and Calvin College; fulltime faculty at Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan for the 2011-2012 year.
Zuzka Sabata ('08), Community Programs Manager, Dell'Arte International
Ida Fugli ('09), Faculty, University of Agder, Norway
Liza Bielby ('09), Faculty, Kalamazoo University, Michigan
Gabe McKinney ('10), Guest Faculty, University of Western Kentucky
Nicholette Routhier ('10) Registrar/instructor, Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Suzanne Bakker (’06), actor, Golden Palace Theatre, Amsterdam
Kali Quinn (06), co-founder and performer, Gutworks Ensemble, Vermont
Adrian C. Mejia (06) (deceased), actor, Dell’Arte Company '08 season; San Francisco Mime Troupe, Double Edge
Elizabeth Klinger (06) actor ‘07 season, Dell'Arte Company
Audrey Finkelstein (’06) actor, director and teacher, Montreal
Kajsa Ingemansson (‘07) is a member of the UMO Ensemble in Washington state.
Carlos Alexis Cruz (’07) performs with Do Jump Theatre and Imago in Portland, Oregon, founded Teatro Pelu. He won a 2011 Princess Grace Award for Theater and Playwriting.
Helga Rosenfelt Olsen (07) is a member of the Danish actors union, currently performing with Theatret Thalias Tjenere, Denmark's leading mask company since 1996.
Andrew Phoenix (’08), actor Dell’Arte Company, 2008 – 09 season, now with Wonderheads Theatre.
Kate Braidwood Phoenix(‘08) founded Wonderheads, has a maskmaking company: www.wonderheads.com
Nathaniel Justiniano (‘08) is founder/artistic director of the Naked Empire Bouffon Company in San Francisco www.nakedempirebouffon.com
Kat Zdan (‘08), actor and teacher, has worked with Shotgun Players, CenterREP, Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Warner en Consorten (Netherlands), Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Crowded Fire, Berkeley Playhouse, Livermore Shakes, Town Hall Theatre, and Impact Theatre
Tobias Mulford (’08) is a playwright, now working in Washington, DC
Estela Garcia ('08), actor with Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles
Sarah Peters ('08), is Managing Director of Post 5 Theatre, Portland OR
Barney Baggett ('09), co-founder, actor/director with Machine Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Liza Bielby ('09) co-founded The Hinterlands theatre in Detroit. Featured in July 1, 2011, NY Times article: 2011/07/03/fashion/the-young-and-entrepreneurial-move-to-downtown-detroit-pushing-its-economic-recovery.html. She won a $10,000 2011 TCG International collaborations award.
Deepal Doshi ('09) premiered his solo show in Mumbai in 2011 and is touring India.
Jamie van Camp ('09) performs with Inferno Theater in Berkeley, and other Bay Area companies, has founded a new community arts center in Placerville, CA.
Julie Douglas ('10) is an actor in the SF Bay Area; recently in "The Illiad" with Inferno Theatre.
Adriana Chavez ('10) is half of the duo, "Clowns With Gowns" with alumna Heidi Rider in NYC.
Elizabeth Colon Nelson ('10) is a member of The Actors' Gang in L.A.
Genessee Spridco ('10) is founding artistic director of The Suitcase Shakespeare Co. and directs for the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
Jaeuk Shim ('11) is a working professional actor in Seoul, Korea.
Kathryn Tabone ('11) is teaching at a teen theatre program in Washington, DC
Alice Nelson ('11) is touring the Canadian fringe festivals, summer '11, and teaching clown
Dell'Arte PTP & MFA Alumni have worked for theatre companies in Asia, Central & South Asia, East & West Europe, South & North America; they have worked in universities and colleges; many have started their own ensembles. (See additional links)