Michael is Producing Artistic Director at Dell'Arte International and Director of the California State Summer School for the Arts.
Michael Fields is a founding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Dell'Arte Company. As a member of Dell’Arte’s performing ensemble for the past 37 years, he has been a recipient of San Francisco and San Diego Critics Circle and Los Angeles Drama-Logue awards for Performance and Writing. He has co-authored and performed in over 70 Dell’Arte productions. He is also Director of the California State Summer School for the Arts. He was past president of ITI/USA and a member of the TCG board of directors. He has directed productions around the world, including the National Theatres of Denmark, The Netherlands and Sweden. He is also a master teacher in physical performance at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Michael is the producer of the Mad River Festival, which brings productions from around he world and down the block to rural Blue Lake, California. He has had articles published in a variety of national and international publications including Critical Perspectives, Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue. In 2011 Michael was the recipient of a Leadership Advancement Fellowship from the James Irvine Foundation.