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Shelley Daniel

Theatre Director

Shelley has served as theatre director since 2015. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Theatre Arts from Mercer University, an M.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, and an active K-12 Licensure in Theatre and Speech. Prior to her work at Darlington, Shelley was a theatre teacher at South Side High School in Jackson, Tenn., for 11 years, during which time she was also an adjunct instructor at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She has directed and acted in numerous professional and collegiate theaters. Shelley also worked in New Concept Development for the Walt Disney Company and has led acting workshops for students of all ages. She has earned many awards and accolades for both teaching and performance.

Theatre Lab
College Education
B.A. Mercer University
MFA University of Southern Mississippi

Congratulations to the 2021 Fall Play Company Members!

Upper School | Shelley Daniel, September 2, 2021
The Darlington Players are excited to begin work on "Sabrina Fair," a timeless romantic classic. The show will be produced as an outdoor dinner theatre experience in the Cove. 

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6 to 8 Art Block Drama Class Presents "Help Desk"

PK-8 | Shelley Daniel, May 11, 2021
The 6 to 8 Art Block Drama Class is pleased to present "Help Desk," a virtual comedy written by Don Zolidis and produced with special arrangement by Playscripts, Inc.

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Podcast Episode 6: A Look Into Our Theater Program

May 6, 2021
Welcome to Episode 6 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode, Shelley Daniel, theater director, chats with Daria Black and Siji Soetan, two members of the Class of 2021 who have made a huge impact on the theater program and had a senior year in theater like no other.

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Darlington Players Season Finale Cast Party

May 5, 2021
The 2020-21 Darlington Players enjoyed an evening under the stars at their Season Finale Cast Party.

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"The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"

March 27, 2021
The fine arts department presents "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon" to a rousing audience in The Cove.

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Great Opening of "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"

March 26, 2021
Congratulations to the cast and crew for a wonderful opening performance of "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon."

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Darlington Players to present "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon"

March 16, 2021
Darlington’s fine arts department and Darlington Players will present "The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon '' March 26-28 in the Audrey M. Brock Amphitheater, also known as “The Cove” on the Upper School campus.

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Darlington Digital Players Present "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge" (A Holiday Radio Drama) 

Upper School | Shelley Daniel, December 17, 2020
The Darlington Digital Players Repertory Company is pleased to present "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge," a radio drama written by Charles Dickens and adapted for the stage by Larry Quiggins.

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"10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine" Screenshots

December 9, 2020
Enjoy these screenshots from the 6 to 8 Art Block Drama Class production of "10 Ways to Survive Live in a Quarantine", a virtual comedy written by Don Zolidis and produced with special arrangement by Playscripts, Inc. at www.playscripts.com.

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"Paper or Plastic?" Screenshots

December 9, 2020
Enjoy these screenshots from the Darlington Digital Players Repertory Company's presentation of “Paper or Plastic?”, a digital one-act comedy written by Werner Trieschmann and produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois. 

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