Professionally, Darren has trained and worked in both non-profit and commercial venues on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in regional, community and youth theaters. In addition to producing and directing, Darren has also acted, designed and stage managed. This broad experience offers a rounded perspective to theaters of any level, budget or setting.
Among the theaters and organizations that Darren has worked and trained at are Manhattan Theatre Club, the Shubert Organization, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (the service and advocacy organization for New York City nonprofit theaters), the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, and several small companies in New York City. Currently, he is Executive and Artistic Director of New Britain Youth Theater, and he is Administrator for the Connecticut Arts Alliance. He is also an arts management consultant, and previously served as a Peer Advisor for the Connecticut Office of the Arts.
Darren holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University School of the Arts where he studied Theater Management and Production under some of the country’s most productive and successful producers, managers, and administrators. Coursework in that program included production, finance, grantwriting, marketing and publicity, and general management. Darren is also a non-practicing attorney with a degree from Fordham University School of Law, with prior experience in entertainment law, commercial litigation, and appellate writing and argument. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where his activities included serving as president of an extracurricular theater group and as mentor for bilingual inner-city children.
Darren is a native of Litchfield County in Connecticut, where he again resides with his wife and daughter.