Arlieta Hall is a host, actress, improviser, stand-up comedian, writer, Certified Dementia Communication specialist, and a first-time filmmaker from Chicago. She is one of The Second City NBC Bob Curry Fellowship recipients. Arlieta also co-starred as Sadie on Showtime’s The CHI episodic. She is also a co-producer of the popular comedy variety show My Best Friend is Black. Arlieta was a caregiver for her father who died from Alzheimer’s disease. She took the power of “Yes, and...” to communicate with him and used their story to make her first feature documentary “Finding Your
Laughter.” Her film was one of ten documentaries selected to participate in The New York Gotham Documentary Feature Lab, which is one of the US film industry’s most prestigious labs. Prior to caregiving for her father Arlieta was an Human Services Caseworker for the State Of Illinois Department of Human Services. Arlieta also obtained her Bachelor of Arts In Communications and has over a decade of experience in the educational and social services field. She recently wrote and performed in The Second City’s sold-out 2023 Black Excellence Revue and is now a 2023-24 Sisters in Cinema Documentary Fellow. She is currently performing comedy all around while she continues to work on the completion of “Finding Your Laughter” and other projects.
"Find Your Laughter" is a personal documentary about Arlieta drawing on her improv background, using the power of “yes and...” to care give for her Alzheimer’s stricken father, putting laughter and herself to life’s test. Finding Your Laughter was created by Arlieta Hall (Protagonist and Co-Director) and Brittany Alsot (Co-Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor) is a queer, feminist, anti-racist filmmaker who believes in the healing power of storytelling and art that represents the outsider experience.
Arlieta is a multitalented performer. Arlieta recently Co-Stared as Sadie on Showtimes' The CHI episodic! Arlieta is represented in the MidWest for On- Camera & Print @Lilys Talent Agency for &Internationally On Camera @Lucky Star International. Arlieta is trained in Acting, Stand Up Comedy, Modeling Improvisation, Dancing, Singing, and Hosting.
In her dynamic presentation, Arlieta Hall, certified Dementia Communication Specialist, will reveal how to use humor as a tool in dementia care. She'll highlight humor’s role in boosting resilience and positivity, and its power to forge social bonds through shared laughter. The session will feature clips from her upcoming documentary — "Finding Your Laughter" — showcasing her use of improv to validate the experiences of the person with Alzheimer's or dementia and to find laughter even amidst the challenges of caregiving.
Arlieta is a Basset Certified and Liability Insured Mixologist providing Mobile Bartending services since 2014. Arlieta customized bartending services based on your event and feel free to add on an entertainment service.
Check out Arlieta Hall The Actress in Showtime Episodic Series The Chi and more.
Check out Arlieta Hall The Stand Up Comedian host Chicago's Riddle's Comedy Club.
Check out Arlieta Hall making any and every room a bit warmer with her amazing hosting skills.
Check out Arlieta Host and dace with her Dance Troupe "The 2 Fly Crew" opening up Arlieta's birthday show aka " The Gold Show". Arlieta, Samantha, Netty, and Yahkirah B. are the energy filled dancers. Anthony Sampson, Yahkirah B. and Dance Darrell are the dope choreographers behind this hip hop groove.
Check Out Arlieta Hall The Mixologist bartending a 2000s themed birthday party. Arlieta Hall The Mixologist brings the joy and great vibes to any event.
Check out Arlieta Hall The caregiver being spotlighted by Memoryz for caregiving for her father Milton Hall who is a person with Alzheimer's
We are proud to be a part of the work Dr. Marc Rothman and Dementia Spring are doing to rewrite the narrative of hopelessness around Alzheimer's. Learn more here.
The Call Sheet is a new film publication from two women-run groups in Chicago: Camera Ambassador and Cinema Femme. We were honored to be interviewed by our dear friend and fellow filmmaker, KVV. Read or listen here: https://thecallsheet.publuu.com/
We were one of ten projects selected to participate in The Gotham Lab (formerly IFP), which offers mentorship to first time feature documentary filmmakers. This is important industry recognition for our film! That means we will also participate in the Gotham Week Project Market Spotlight on Documentaries in September.