After two months of adapting and rehearsing for our production of Hansel & Gretel while following safety protocols, my 5-person Masters ensemble at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre is having a blast broadcasting this piece LIVE on the Dell’Arte Facebook page. We still have a few shows left that you can tune into this weekend, with performances starting at 7:30pm PST Friday and Saturday (Dec. 4-5) and closing at 2pm PST on Sunday Dec. 6! For more information, visit the Hansel and Gretel event page here!
Our cast features Laura Hart (she/her) as Gretel Julieta Garza (she/her) as our Mother, Nate FitzSimons (they/them) as our Father, Dustin Curry (he/him) as the Witch, and me, Oscar Nava (he/him), as Hansel!
I’m also excited to announce that my ensemble at Dell’Arte has partnered with KEETtv, Humboldt’s local PBS station, to film and broadcast our show! Check out local channel 13 or visit keet.org on Dec. 19th 6pm PST, Dec. 22nd 9pm PST, and Dec. 28th 1pm PST to catch our television run of Hansel & Gretel!
Our first weekend of shows was a success! Only one flat came crashing down, and so many twinkies were consumed! The real challenge with this show has been adapting my physical play to a virtual audience, and trusting that my ensemble’s work is strong enough to hit home this holiday season. This show is a joy to experience, and I’m grateful for the chance to perform!