With over 20 years of arts and cultural experience, Darnelle (he/him pronouns) has served as an actor, stage manager, playwright, director, producer, house manager, box office manager, teaching artist, marketing director, Barrymores voter, and producing artistic director. He wrote his first play, Sidewalk Cafe, in 1999. He later moved to Philadelphia, where in 2005, he founded Represented Theatre Company and began planning for the Rep Radio podcast, which launched in 2009. Well-rounded in arts and culture, Darnelle has worked for the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Flashpoint Theatre, Curtain Call Creations, New Freedom Theatre, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Quince Productions, Keen Company, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Museum of the Moving Image, and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where he currently serves as information technology manager. He has studied arts administration at NYU, where he co-founded Just Learn Something, which currently promotes The Business of Broadway, written by Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney. He has served on the board of directors of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, Safeguards Project, and American Historical Theatre.
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REP Radio podcast with Eppchez!
Not buying the binary
Darnelle Radford interviews Eppchez!, a nonbinary performer who appears in Simpatico Theatre's production of 'Hir.'
REP Radio podcast and BSR present 'Arts Funding: Who Should Pay?'
Take BSR's arts funding panel on the go!
Did you miss BSR's fascinating panel on arts funding with some of the city's arts leaders? Listen and learn about how arts groups make Philadelphia's funding landscape work for them.
REP Radio podcast with 'WHITE' playwright James Ijames
Meet James Ijames, U.S. theater's next major voice
2017 appears to be a breakout year for playwright James Ijames. With three plays currently in production from DC to NYC and a major award win, he's got a lot going on. Darnelle Radford interviews.
REP Radio podcast with 'Swallow' playwright Stef Smith and director Claire Moyer
All alone in a crowded room
On this podcast, Scottish playwright Stef Smith and director Claire Moyer join Darnelle Radford to discuss Inis Nua Theatre Company's production of Smith's drama 'Swallow.'
Rep Radio podcast with playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger
Girl on fire
Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger's world premiere 'The Arsonists,' the third in her Southern Gothic trilogy, is about to open at Azuka Theatre. Darnelle Radford interviews.
Rep Radio Podcast with New Paradise Laboratories founder Whit MacLaughlin
Get a clue
On this week's podcast, Darnelle Radford interviews New Paradise Laboratories' artistic director, Whit MacLaughlin, about the company's newest site-specific project, 'Gumshoe.'
REP Radio podcast with InterAct Theatre artistic director Seth Rozin
Moving on down
Last year, Seth Rozin's InterAct Theatre Company moved a few blocks down from the Adrienne Theater to the Drake. Here's how he's transforming the space. Darnelle Radford interviews.
REP Radio podcast with PlayPenn artistic director Paul Meshejian
PlayPenn gets to play on Broadway
After 13 years at the helm of Philadelphia's premier new play-development organization, PlayPenn artistic director Paul Meshejian is about to see the conference's first Broadway opening. Darnelle Radford interviews.
REP Radio podcast with Music Theatre Philly's Mindy Dougherty
No business like show business
Music Theatre Philly hopes to train the next generation of Philadelphia's musical theater artists. REP Radio's Darnelle Radford speaks with its founder, Mindy Dougherty.
REP Radio podcast with 'A User's Manual' creator Thomas Choinacky
Architecture is everywhere
Step inside the art of creation in our latest podcast, as Darnelle Radford interviews Thomas Choinacky about his newest solo performance piece, 'A User's Manual.'
REP Radio podcast with 'MARCUS/EMMA' actors Akeem Davis and Susan Riley Stevens
Darnelle Radford speaks with 'MARCUS/EMMA' co-stars Akeem Davis and Susan Riley Stevens about their roles as historical figures Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman, and Mary Tuomanen's wild world-premiere script.
REP Radio podcast: Writers Resist coordinator Stephanie Feldman
Act up, write back
Darnelle Radford interviews Writers Resist Philadelphia coordinator Stephanie Feldman. They discuss this weekend's rally at the National Museum of American Jewish History and what writers can do to defend freedom of speech in the coming years.
REP Radio podcast: 11th Hour Theatre Company presents 'LIZZIE'
'LIZZIE' takes an axe to Borden's legend
On our latest podcast, Darnelle Radford interviews Kate Galvin and Alex Keiper, director and star of 11th Hour Theatre Company's production of 'LIZZIE.' Forget everything you thought you knew about this story.
REP Radio podcast with White Pines Productions artistic director Ben Lloyd
A theater company grows in Elkins Park
On this week's BSR/REP Radio podcast, Darnelle Radford speaks with White Pines Productions's Benjamin Lloyd about the company's move from the Elkins Estate to its new home in Elkins Park, their new programs, and an artist's responsibility to his community.
REP Radio podcast with 'Two Walkens,' Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan
Walken onstage together
In this REP Radio podcast, Darnelle Radford speaks with Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan about their devised theater world premiere 'Two Walkens.' Yes, THAT Walken. And also, THAT Walken.