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Darnelle Radford

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BSR Contributor Since July 10, 2016

With over 20 years of arts and cultural experience, Darnelle 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. In 2005, he founded Represented Theatre Company and started the Rep Radio podcast, which launched in 2009.

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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Eppchez! appears as Max in Simpatico Theatre Company's production of Taylor Mac's 'Hir.' (Photo by Daniel Kontz)

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.'
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In the United States, the arts and commerce exist side by side. (Photo by Paul Joseph via Creative Commons/Flickr.)

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.
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Playwright James Ijames is taking over 2017. (Photo by Beowulf Sheehan)

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.
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Playwright Stef Smith. (Photo via StefSmith.co.uk)

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.'
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Goldfinger is not afraid of the dark. (Photo courtesy of Jacqueline Goldfinger)

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.
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Whit MacLaughlin. (Photo by Jorge Cousineau)

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.'
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Seth Rozin and the Drake, a perfect pairing. (Photo courtesy of InterAct Theatre Company)

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.
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PlayPenn artistic director Paul Meshejian. (Photo via PlayPenn.org)

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.
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A couple of young Music Theatre Philly students get into character. (Photo courtesy of Music Theatre Philly)

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.
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Thomas Choinacky spaces out. (Photo by Jen Cleary)

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.'
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Darnelle Radford

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Stevens and Davis as Goldman and Garvey. (Photo by Kathryn Raines/Plate 3)

REP Radio podcast with 'MARCUS/EMMA' actors Akeem Davis and Susan Riley Stevens

Rebel/Rebel

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.
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Stephanie Feldman, ready to resist. (Photo by Sarah Miller Photography)

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.
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From l. to r., the cast of Lizzie: Rachel Brennan, Cara Noel Antosca, Alex Keiper, and Meredith Beck. (Photo by Daniel Kontz)

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.
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Benjamin Lloyd participates in White Pines's long-form improv dinner theater. (Photo via whitepinesproductions.org)

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.
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Collins and Meehan just walken around. (Photo by Peter Michael Radocaj)

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.
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