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Thank you for your interest in the Theatre Program at the Darien Arts Center.

The Darien Arts Center is a destination for not only performance opportunities, but for the development of new work and the cultivation of budding talent.

Theatre at the Darien Arts Center had a busy Fall 2018 with Middle Schoolers devising their own play, adults writing and re-writing their own scripts, a sold-out performance of BROADWAY BEAT with Open Arts Alliance, a full audition workshop for Theatre 308’s CHICAGO and a wonderful public reading of the new play, THE 24 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

This winter and spring we are back at it with offerings for elementary aged children through adults!

Adults will have two opportunities to stretch their creative muscles in playwriting and/or acting. Jason Pizzarello will bring back his successful 6 week playwriting intensive, starting in February. April brings the engaging Carole Claps to lead an 8 week acting class that will culminate in a performance for invited friends and family.

Theatre Program Director, Maria Pizzarello, will lead two performance opportunities for the young performers in the area. Middle Schoolers will have the chance to perform in the one-act play of A WRINKLE IN TIME adapted by Morgan Gould from the book by Madeline L’Engle. Auditions will be held February 9, 2019. To secure a spot, email

Starting in April, third through fifth graders can register to be the KIDS IN THE CAST! For one silly hour each week, these budding performers will learn improv and develop their acting skills. There will be a share of the class work as a culmination for friends and family.

Be sure to sign-up for the DAC mailing list to receive the latest updates for workshops, performance times and our exciting summer announcements.

Thank you for your trust and participation as we build a singular learning and developing experience for all theatre practitioners of every age.

Maria Pizzarello