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. For ten years, he was Executive Director of No Boundaries Youth Theater, which he co-founded in 2010. He is also Administrator for the Connecticut Arts Alliance, and in that position he serves as State Arts Advocacy Captain, working with Americans for the Arts. Darren 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 Producing under some of the country’s most 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, Constitutional law, and appellate writing and argument. He retired in good standing from the practice of law in 2004. Darren 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.