Darielle Shandler is a stage manager, light designer, and playwright who is passionate about using multi-media and movement as part of her theatrical work. She is inspired by work that surprises, and leaves audiences asking questions long after the final curtain has fallen.
Early Life and Education
Darielle was born in New Hampshire to two New Yorkers, a musician turned baseball statistician and a teacher. They raised her and her sister in the small southern town of Roanoke, Virginia, where they supported her artistic endeavors even if the town could not. She was lucky enough to graduate from a small arts high school, which solidified her love of the stage that started with dance at a young age. Darielle quickly left to get her BA in Theatre Arts (with minors in Arts Administration and Jewish Studies) at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She continued her studies in the inaugural class of the Broadway Associate Certificate through Brooklyn College.
During her time in New York, Darielle has worked with companies such as Blessed Unrest, Caps Lock Theatre, Hard Sparks, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, En Garde Arts, Live Source Theatre Group, The Civilians, Bond Street Theatre, and New York City Players. She has traveled with her work to Cincinnati, Ohio; Montreal, Canada; and Zurich, Switzerland.
She is currently the Assistant Technical Director at the New Ohio Theatre and a Box Office Associate/ Front Desk receptionist at 59E59 Theaters.
She has had over eighteen years of dance training which includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and musical theatre.
She believes theatre has an amazing healing power and the ability to break down barriers. She has seen it bring people together across beliefs, cultures, languages, and continents.