Ronlin Foreman To Step Down as School Director of Dell’Arte

Foreman will continue to work with the school as the master teacher of the MFA program.

BLUE LAKE, CALIF.: Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre school director Ronlin Foreman will step down from his post, effective today. Foreman will assume the title of master teacher at Dell’Arte, and will embark on an international project with his company Ronlin Foreman Theatre. A search for a successor has begun.

Ronlin Foreman.
Ronlin Foreman

“In light of changing conditions within the school and Dell’Arte’s need for freedom to explore future options for training, I am stepping down as school director effective July 31, 2015,” said Foreman in a statement. “In this way, I can serve Dell‘Arte while maintaining fidelity to my point of view regarding pedagogical perspectives and my practices for theatre training.”

Dell’Arte is currently analyzing its future programming after receiving a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

“Ronlin’s decision to step down as school director comes at a time when the organization is reconsidering many aspects of Dell’Arte, including the three training programs and our role as a producer of original ensemble theatre,” said producing director Michael Fields in a statement. “Ronlin has played a key and valuable role in the continued development of the school and the integrity of the MFA program.”

In addition to continuing his 20-year association with the school as master teacher, Foreman will be traveling to 10 countries with actor/Dell’Arte alumnus Ryan Musil to offer workshops, lectures, and a performance. The yearlong international tour, titled the RonlinWalkabout Project, will also include mask training and devising work. Dell’Arte is an affiliate of the project.

“Since its inception, Dell’Arte has promoted a concept of evolution for its students, faculty and staff,” said cofounder Jane Hill in a statement. “I believe there should be a continual conscious exploration, not just in adolescence, but in every stage of life, particularly for theatre artists. I am excited about the RonlinWalkabout adventure and look forward to sharing the results.”

  • Ronlin Foreman

    Ronlin here … a couple of clarifications: though I will retain a Master Teacher title in association with the Dell’Arte School there are no plans, at this time, for me to teach at D’A in the future. Although Dell’Arte is lending it’s support as fiduciary with regard to The RonlinWalkabout Project, a fundraising campaign headed by Dell’Arte co-founder Jane Hill, the RonlinWalkabout is a project of Ronin Foreman Theatre. Also, note that Ryan Musil, who is managing director and architect of the RonlinWalkabout, graduated from the MFA program at D’AI 2 years ago and has been an actor with the Dell’Arte Company, was Dell’Arte’s production/stage manager in ’13-’14, has been involved in numerous community development projects as well as investing his management skills in arts nonprofits such as Clowns without Boarders. Ryan will be road manager and touring partner on the Walkabout. The reason for the Walkabout is: to walk into the world hoping to discover the collective Ground of Our Being regarding expressions of community which we call theatre. Please visit http://www.ronlinforeman.com , FB – RonlinWalkabout (https://www.facebook.com/pages…, or write to ronlinwalkabout@dellarte.com

    • Hi Ronlin,

      We have corrected the item. Thank you for clarifying.

      Best,
      Diep Tran, associate editor

      • Ronlin Foreman

        Thanks Diep.

  • Ronlin Foreman

    Ronlin here … a couple of clarifications: though I will retain a Master Teacher title in association with the Dell’Arte School there are no plans, at this time, for me to teach there in the future. Although Dell’Arte is lending it’s fiducially support with regard to The RonlinWalkabout Project, a fundraising campaign headed by, Dell’Arte co-founder Jane Hill, the RonlinWalkabout is a project of Ronin Foreman Theatre. Also, note that Ryan Musil, who is managing director and architect of the RonlinWalkabout, graduated from the MFA program at D’AI 2 years ago and has been an actor with the Dell’Arte Company, was Dell’Arte’s production/stage manager in ’13-’14, has been involved in numerous community development projects as well as investing his management skills in arts nonprofits such as Clowns without Boarders. Ryan will be road manager and touring partner on the Walkabout. The reason for the Walkabout is: to walkout into the world in order to discover the collective Ground Of Our Being regarding expressions of community which we call theatre. Please visit http://www.ronlinforeman.com , FB – RonlinWalkabout (https://www.facebook.com/pages/RonlinWalkabout/558821704257458), or write to ronlinwalkabout@dellarte.com

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