Individually and through New Britain Youth Theater, Darren offers short- and long-term theater programs to schools and youth groups. Single-day, in-school presentations can take several forms: an introduction to creating theater; acting games and improv; or a focus on understanding and performing a specific dramatic work. Longer programs—either a few days, weeks or a full school year—can also be customized for any group and led by Darren or by New Britain Youth Theater staff.
The curriculum for each program is developed based upon pre-program meetings with principals, teachers, or group leaders, and may be designed to align with specific literacy or other curriculum, State of Connecticut Content and Performance Standards in the Arts, and Common Core State Standards for English and Language Arts.
Drama Clubs and Productions
Darren is also available, at no cost, to speak to parent and teacher groups about developing drama programs for schools, youth organizations or summer camps, and can also advise on staffing and producing school theatrical productions at any level. Fees to develop or lead such programs are negotiable.