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The Captain in “The Dance Of Death” :
Darrell has directed and/or acted in many plays of Sam Shepard including in LA: Cowboy Mouth, Mad Dog Blues, The Unseen Hand, Action; in NYC: Action, The Sad Lament Of Pecos Bill, Killer’s Head, and Curse of the Starving Class (all at Signature Theater) and Simpatico in Miami. He also directed two plays of Denis Johnson’s: Psychos Never Dream at Campo Santo in San Francisco, and Shoppers Carried By Escalators Into The Flames in NYC. As an actor he created the role of Coyote in Murray Mednick’s Coyote Cycle, at Padua Playwright’s Festival; Shakespeare’s Comedy Of Errors at the Vineyard Playhouse (also directing); and a one-man show, The Confessions Of Doc Holliday, in LA and NYC. Film credits include: Mike’s Murder, Twice In A Lifetime, Stepmom, Frances, Rachel Getting Married, Manchurian Candidate, and literally hundreds of television shows going back decades: Law And Order; Law And Order: SVU; Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Heartbeat (series regular) and so on. Since returning to LA in 2013 he has appeared in Paternus at RogueMachine, The Hillary Game for Padua Playwrights; Shades of Disclosure, (with QueerWise at the Skylight); Ben And Liana, (Circle X); The Gary Plays (by Murray Medick, Padua/Open Fist), Clearwater, (written and directed by Guy Zimmerman, Padua/Bootleg). He is thrilled to finally be working with Ron Sossi at the Odyssey. Feels like home.