Darcie Crager is a Theatrical Director, Producer & Manager.
Currently, Crager is based in Las Vegas, NV where she is performing as the Company Manager, Resident Director & Production Stage Manager on Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert at the Harrah’s Showroom on the strip. She continues to work freelance around the country.
In June 2019, she most recently returned to the Hammer Museum to direct Bloomsday. This year’s production was an adaptation of “the Wandering Rocks” episode of Ulysses by James Joyce.
Her work as a Creative Director and Stage Director has been seen many times at the The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles where she works as a Resident Director; as well as Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.; Lerner Hall at Columbia University in New York, New York; and throughout theaters, museums and found spaces on the west coast such as Art Share LA; Zephyr Theatre; Pasadena Museum of California Art; VS. Theatre Company; and Sacred Fools, amongst many more.
As a Director, Crager is devoted to creating contemporary work through a myriad of styles and mediums. Through interdisciplinary work, she embraces narratives that are diverse in form and origin, ultimately aiming to challenge society's perception of modern storytelling. Not limited to the stage, she specializes in live theatrical productions; new work development; puppetry; stop motion; multimedia content; and performance installations for both unconventional and public spaces.
Crager holds a Master of Fine Arts in Directing & Theatrical Production from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Management with specializations in Stage Directing and Film, Video & Media Studies from Western Michigan University. She is an Associate Member of SDC, and Co-Founding Producer of the southland company.
Past theatre management credits include work with the Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division in Las Vegas and Rogue Artists Ensemble in Los Angeles. Crager served as the Managing Director of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Rogue Artists Ensemble from 2017-2019 before checking into Heartbreak Hotel. She has performed as a producer on productions throughout Los Angeles with the southland company and Rogue Artists Ensemble, as well as on co-Productions with The Pasadena Playhouse, Garry Marshall Theatre, East West Players and The City of West Hollywood.