Biography

Darrin Murrell

Stats: Age - 54, Height - 5'7", Weight - 210
Location: Midwest
Willing to travel



Scroll down to see Experience in Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Producing, Administrative, Education, Training & Professional Affiliations

Acting

Theatre: 

David O. Selznick Moonlight & Magnolias Brown County Playhouse, IN / dir. Gerard Pauwels

Murray the Cop  The Odd Couple Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel, IN / dir. Jeff Stockberger

Pooh  Winnie the Pooh  Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Jeff Stockberger

Vinny The Odd Couple  Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Doug Stark

Officer O’Hara  Arsenic & Old Lace  Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. JR Stuart
Mr. Gower  It’s A Wonderful Life  Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Doug Stark
Don Armado  Love’s Labour’s Lost  Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX  / dir. Tom Whitaker

Thurston, et. al.  Greater Tuna / Tuna Christmas triangle productions!, Portland, OR  / dir. Don Horn
Ezekiel Cheever  The Crucible   Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, OR / dir. Allen Nause
Lord Montegue  Romeo & Juliet   Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX  / dir. Kevin Otos
Old Man   The Chairs   Main Street Studio Theatre, Muncie, IN / dir. Marty Grubbs
Cherdyakov, et. al.  The Good Doctor   American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR
Geppetto   Pinocchio   Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR / dir. John Monteverde
Peter Quince  A Midsummer Night’s Dream  American Eagle Productions, Chicago IL 
Dr. Prentice  What The Butler Saw  triangle productions!, Portland, OR  / dir. Don Horn
Leon Tolchinsky  Fools    Mt. Tabor Amphitheatre, Portland, OR / dir. Adrienne Flagg

 

Musical Theatre:

Rev. Chrisparkle Edwin Drood Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel, IN / dir. DJ Salisbury

Herr Schultz  Cabaret  Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel, IN / dir. Billy Kimmel

Mr. Smee  Peter Pan  Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Eddie Curry

Claud Upson  Mame  The Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH / dir. Kevin Moore

Alfred P. Doolittle  My Fair Lady Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel, IN / dir. Richard J. Roberts

Gatekeeper The Wizard of Oz   Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis/ dir. Eddie Curry
Mr. Pinky, et al  Hairspray   Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Eddie Curry

Bob Cratchit  A Christmas Carol   Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN 
Antonio   Pinocchio   Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Liz Stark

Turtell   The Little Mermaid   Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Liz Stark
Principal Clark  Footloose    Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN / dir. Doug Stark

Nathan Detroit  Guys & Dolls   American Heritage Theater Project, Portland, OR 
Pseudolus  A Funny Thing Happened…  Capitol Theater, Rome, NY / dir. Rhonda Rae Busch
Cowardly Lion  The Wizard of Oz   Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR 
Mr. Maraczek  She Loves Me   Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore, TX  / dir. Stephen Terrell
Marcellus Washburn The Music Man   The Round Barn Theater / dir. Eileen Boevers 

Claude The Baker’s Wife   The Round Barn Theater, Nappanee, IN / dir. Scott Schwartz

Mother Superior  Nunsense: A-Men!   triangle productions!, Portland, OR  / dir. Don Horn
Stanley, et. al.  When Pigs Fly triangle productions!, Portland, OR  / dir. Dennis Bigelow
King Sextimus  Once Upon A Mattress  Broadway Rose Theatre, Portland, OR 

Velveteen Rabbit  Velveteen Rabbit  Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR / dir. Stan Foote    ​

Bert Healy  Annie    Columbia Center for the Performing Arts, Longview, WA, dir. John Wilson
Votan, et. al.  Das Barbecü   Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN / dir. Darrin Murrell
Mysterious Man Into the Woods Theater On The Lake, Chicago, IL / dir. Kathleen Margovich
Tom   No, No Nanette   Theater On The Lake, Chicago, IL / dir. Wayne Worley
Ali Hakim   Oklahoma!   Capitol Theater, Rome, NY / dir. Bill Thiesen
Jerry Cohan   George M!   Capitol Theater, Rome, NY / dir. Joe Ferlo
Mad Hatter   Alice in Wonderland  Children’s Musical Theater, Mobile, AL
John Adams  1776    American Eagle Productions, Chicago IL / dir. Klaus Schuler

 

Film: 

Paulie - Lead  To Four Good Friends  Tim Pollard Productions / dir. David W. Kelly
Baby Jane-Featured  Fright In Farmland   Burning Hat Productions / dir. John F. Claeys
Basketball Fan - Extra  Hoosiers    Hemdale Film Corporation / dir. David Anspaugh
Reporter/Patron at Bar – Extra  Eight Men Out   Orion Pictures / dir. John Sayles

 

Recording:

Pappy Wilson  "Pappy Wilson’s Down Home Jamboree"  The New Mercury Theatre

Velveteen Rabbit  “The Velveteen Rabbit”- Orig. Cast Rec. MAH Records
The Donkey  "Like Winter Waiting”- Studio Cast Rec.  Oregon Catholic Press
Narrator  "PYP 75th Anniversary Presentation-Video" Whitehorse Productions
Featured Player  "Tom Cherry’s Old Time Radio Show"  Historic Farmland Radio

Playwriting

Gershwin & Friends 2018 Produced at Nettle Creek Players

Hoosier Harmony 2017 Produced at Nettle Creek Players

The Creepy Eerie Show 2017 Produced at: Think Dog! Productions

Blood & Bougainvillia  2016 Produced at: Think Dog! Productions

Menagerie Macabre 2013 Produced at: IndyFringe Festival

Fright in Farmland  2012 Produced at: Farmland Dinner Theatre

Cabaret Absinthe 2012 Produced at: IndyFringe Festival

Parlor Songs & Piano Rolls 2010 Produced at: Farmland Dinner Theatre

Broadway on Main 2009 Produced at: Farmland Dinner Theatre

Hot Jazz Cabaret 2007 Produced at: Main Street Studio Theatre

Hello Young Lovers 2006 Produced at: Main Street Studio Theatre

Hoosier Holiday Cabaret 2004 Produced at: Main Street Studio Theatre, Farmland Dinner Theatre

Arlen & Kern 2002 Produced at: American Heritage Theatre Project, Main Street Studio Theatre

Gershwin! 2001 Produced at: American Heritage Theatre Project, Main Street Studio Theatre

A Pioneer Tapestry Christmas 2000 Produced at: American Heritage Theatre Project,                                                                                                      Farmland Dinner Theatre

Hoagy & Cole    1998 Produced at:       Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres,

                                                                    American Heritage Theatre Project,
                                                                    Main Street Studio Theatre,

                                                                    Farmland Dinner Theatre

Winnie the Pooh 1996 Produced at: American Eagle Productions, Chicago

Producing & Administrative
 

Oct. 19-May 20 Director of Programming, IndyFringe, Indianapolis, IN (ended due to Covid)

Aug. 19-present - Artistic Director Emeritus, Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN

Aug. 15-Aug. 19 - Executive Artistic Director, Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN

Oct. 15-Jan 19 - Collaborating Partner, IndyFringe (Children's Festival/Panto Series)

July 08-Jan 14 - Managing Director, Historic Farmland USA, Farmland, IN  

Jan. 08-May 08 - Executive Director, Paramount Theatre Centre, Anderson, IN  

Aug. 03-Jan. 08 - Executive Director, Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN  

Mar. 04-Jun. 08 - Board Member (President 06-08), Indiana Community Theatre League

Mar. 07-Jun. 08 - Regional Representative, American Association of Community Theatres

Oct. 05-May 16  -Director/Sponsor of Masque & Gavel Drama Club,

                                Monroe Central High School, Parker City, IN

Jun. 04-Jun. 08 - Board Member (President 06-08), Historic Farmland USA, Farmland, IN  

Apr. 99-Aug. 03 - Executive Director / Artistic Director,

                                American Heritage Theater Project,Portland, OR  

Jun. 98 - Aug 03 - Executive Director / Co-Owner, Solutions for Marketing the Arts,

                                Portland, OR

Feb. 98-Oct. 98 - Director of Public Relations, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Portland, OR  

Jan. 97-Dec. 98 - Director of Marketing & Special Projects, The Round Barn Theater at

                                Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN 

Jan. 94-Jul. 96 - Director of Marketing and Advertising, Fox Theatricals, Chicago, IL    

Aug 92-Jan 94 - Assistant to the Executive Producer (Michael Leavitt), Fox Theatricals,

                             Chicago, IL      
Jan 92-Jun 92 - Assistant House Manager, Indiana Repertory Theater, Indianapolis, IN  

May 91-Jan 92 - Box Office Manager, Seaside Music Theater, Daytona Beach, FL  

Mar 89-Aug 90 - Program Director / Director of Children’s Theater, Capitol Theater,

                               Rome NY

Education & Training

Ball State University, general studies, 1986-88
Grant Writing, Portland Community College, 2001
Managing Directors’ Workshop, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2003 & 2005

Management Workshops, Association of Performing Arts Presenters, New York, NY, 2008

Professional Affiliations

Actors Equity Association  - 2002-present
Indiana Main Street Advisory Council – Board Member at Large – 2011-present

American Association of Community Theatres - Regional Representative to the Board, 2007-2009
Indiana Community Theatre League – Board Member at Large, 2004-2006; President, 2006-2009
Historic Farmland USA – Board Member at Large, 2004-2006; President, 2006-2008
American Heritage Theatre Project – Founding Board Member & President, 1998-2003
Northwest Community & Cultural Center – Board Member at Large, 2001
Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre – Board Member at Large – 2000

Directing             

The District Theatre, Indianapolis, IN:

The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes  Vol. 2   2020

Puffs  2019

Fly You Fools  2019

The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes  2019

Hold Onto Your Butts  2019

Nettle Creek Players, Hagerstown, IN:

Gershwin & Friends  2019

Into The Woods  2018

The Fantasticks  2017

Ghostlight Theatricals, Bloomington, IN:

Ring of Fire  2019

A Christmas Story: The Musical  2018

Actors Theatre of Indiana, Carmel, IN:

Unnecessary Farce  2017

Hoagy on my Mind  2017

Theatre on the Square, Indianapolis, IN:

It's Only A Play  2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN:

Lend Me A Tenor  2014

 

Main Street Artists, Farmland, IN:
G.I. Holiday Jukebox  2013

Romeo & Juliet  2013

Fools  2103

All Shook Up     2012
Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story   2012
Fright in Farmland    2012
A Pioneer Tapestry Christmas   2011
Ring of Fire     2011
Hoagy & Cole     2011
The Belle of Amherst    2011
Christmas Through The Ages   2011
CLUE! The Musical    2010
Parlor Songs & Piano Rolls   2010
A Hoosier Holiday Cabaret   2009
Greater Tuna     2009
Broadway On Main (also accompanied)  2009
The Scoundrel of Dagger Gulch (also accompanied) 2008

 

Arts Place for JCCT, Portland, IN:

Xanadu  2013

 

Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie IN:
The Sound of Music  2008  “Delightful!  A must-see!”
Ragtime      2008
Frankenstein     2007
State Fair (also choreographed)   2007
The Grapes of Wrath    2007
Cats (also set designed)    2006
The Music Man (also set designed)   2006 "We love every minute!  Inventive staging delighted the audience!"
The Wizard of Oz     2006
The Graduate (also set designed)   2005
Into The Woods (also set designed)   2005 "Fast moving, charming, funny and absolutely delightful!"
Fools (also set designed)    2005
Dracula      2004
Das Barbecü (also acted)    2004 "So Funny!  An energetic tour de force! " 
The Robber Bridegroom (also set designed)  2004
Lily, The Felon's Daughter (also accompanied) 2004

 

Main Street Studio Theatre, Muncie, IN:
Forbidden Broadway (also choreographed)  2008
Assassins     2008
The Hot Jazz Cabaret    2007
Hair (also music directed/accompanied)  2007
The Great American Songbook Cabaret (also played) 2007
The Chairs (also acted)    2007
The Rocky Horror Show (also music directed/played) 2006
Hello Young Lovers: A Valentine's Cabaret  2006
Arlen & Kern: An American Heritage Cabaret 2005
Hoagy & Cole: A Hoosier Heritage Cabaret  2005
A Christmas Cabaret (also accompanied)  2004
Gershwin! An American Heritage Cabaret  2004

 

IndyFringe, Indianapolis, IN:

Who Run The World 2015

Menagerie Macabre  2013

Cabaret Absinthe  2012

 

MCT Young Actor's Workshop, Muncie, IN:
Aristocats Kids     2008
Annie Jr.     2007
Jungle Book Kids     2006
Into The Woods Jr.    2005
Snoopy: The Musical    2004
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.   2004

 

Monroe Central High School, Parker City, IN:
Blithe Spirit  2014

Once On This Isalnd  2014

Seussical  2013

The Crucible  2103

It’s A Wonderful Life    2012

The Wizard of Oz     2012
You Can’t Take It With You   2011
Willy Wonka Jr.     2011
And Then There Were None   2010
Beauty & The Beast    2010
Arsenic & Old Lace    2009
Pirates of Penzance Jr.    2009
Alice in Wonderland    2008
Guys & Dolls Jr.     2007
Clue: The Musical    2006

 

Indy Parks Summer Theatre Camp, Indianapolis, IN:
Honk Jr.      2005
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.   2004

 

American Heritage Theatre Project, Portland, OR:
Cinderella     2003
The Good Doctor     2003
Woody Guthrie’s American Song   2002
Arlen & Kern: An American Heritage Cabaret 2002
Honk!      2002
Hoagy & Cole: A Hoosier Heritage Cabaret  2002
Fools      2002
Gershwin: An American Heritage Cabaret  2001
Lily, The Felons Daughter (also accompanied)  2001
Big River     2001
Into the Woods     2000
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest   2000
Madwomen’s Late Nite Cabaret   2000

 

triangle productions, Portland, OR:
Just So Stories     2001

 

Grotto Festival of Lights, Portland, OR:
The Gift is Ours     2000

 

Northwest Children’s Theatre, Portland, OR:
Little Red Riding Hood    2000
Winnie The Pooh (US Premiere)   2001

 

Theater in the Grove, Forrest Grove, OR:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory   1999

 

The Round Barn Theater, Nappanee, IN:
Indiana Music On My Mind   1998

 

American Eagle Productions, Chicago, IL:
Alice In Wonderland    1997
Winnie The Pooh     1996
1776      1994

 

Capitol Theater, Rome, NY:
Our Town     1990                      
Story Theater     1990
The Hobbit     1989
Addict      1989

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