Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre Rural Residency 2019

Blue Lake’s world-renowned Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre will again send members of their Professional Training Program (PTP) and First Year MFA (M1) students to Table Bluff for ten days of workshops, community building and performance, including classroom collaborations with Loleta Public Schools. The culmination of a year’s worth of study in Dell’Arte’s unique pedagogy, the ‘Rural Residency’ will take place May 20-30, 2019, in the area at and around the Wiyot Tribal Headquarters (1000 Wiyot Drive, Loleta, CA 95551). The week and a half of workshops and community service concludes with the creation of a final theatrical event on Wednesday, May 29 at 2:30 PM, inspired by the students’ time and work in the community. This celebration of Table Bluff is free of charge and open to all community members who would like to participate.
Dell’Arte’s 2019 Rural Residency consists of thirteen student actor-creators from Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, and the United States who have been studying and training in Blue Lake, CA, for the past year. The Residency, now in its thirteenth year, allows for artistic e\ngagement and cultural exchange among Dell’Arte’s first year students, as well as educational opportunities for both community elders and children in mask making, dance, creative movement, juggling, watercolor painting, shadow puppetry and more.

  • Eliza Kim
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Director Biography - Eliza Kim

Eliza Kim is a Korean American actor and filmmaker, born and raised in Gimpo, South Korea and Los Angeles. Eliza’s passion for acting began when she was first cast in physical theatre troupe, Theatre Movement Bazaar’s Model Behavior directed by Tina Kronis.

Eliza is a multifaceted artist on a mission. She is committed to anti-racist practices and believes that art has the power to reflect the soul of the audience and to be a tool for social change. She attributes the majority of her knowledge to the stage and the theatre community. The community's outreach sustained her, resulting in a deep-seated passion for activism.

Now she has four years tertiary level acting training including three years at the Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy. She has completed the Professional Training Program at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

Eliza is a cynical idealist; committed to tackling discrimination in theatre by wielding her trademark sharp sarcastic wit. If she is in the rehearsal room, the representation of Asian American stories in the project has probably increased by 100%.

Eliza has an impressive array of talents. How many physical theatre performers can you find who are multilingual stand up comedians, with two years of training in Korean folk singing of Kyeonggi and Seodo province? Probably not more than five…

On top of this, Eliza has a Bachelor’s majoring in Visual Arts (Media) and Spanish Literature at UCSD, studying film abroad for one year at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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Director Statement

I just want it to be fair.