Alyssa Hughlett is elated to be working with the Arcata Playhouse this summer. She was last seen this past fall as Pippi Longstocking in the Dell'Arte Holiday Tour. She is an international theatre artist, actor, and devised theatre maker who loves to combine her knowledge of gymnastics, acrobatics, movement, and dance to create fully embodied characters and original plays. In addition to acting, Alyssa is a teaching artist: from leading workshops in large scale puppeteering/performance as a Dell'Arte graduate student for rural residency in Orleans, CA, to being a two time director in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and working for the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership at Penn Treaty Middle School, Inner City Philadelphia. Alyssa was a competitive gymnast from the age of 9 through 15 and has coached gymnastics since she was teenager through undergraduate years. She holds an MFA in physical and ensemble based theatre from Dell’Arte International, and is a founding core member of UpLift Physical Theatre who are touring their third latest play Terra Incognita from California to Minneapolis, Minnesota this summer.