Darcie Crager is a Los Angeles based theatre director, producer, and both an animal rights and environmental activist. Darcie serves as the Managing Director of Rogue Artists Ensemble and is a Founding Producer and Resident Director for the southland company.
In the past year, Darcie has collaborated with Armenian theater companies on a number of occasions. She does not speak Armenian, but she is slowly picking up on conversational phrases! Darcie finds that she is most excited by cultural exchange through international work, arts activism and artistic exploration that challenges society's perception of the American Theater.
Some of Crager's recent directing credits include a staged reading of a new play Mercy Station by Abbey Fenbert (as part of The Vagrancy's 2017 Blossoming Festival); Bloomsday 2017 - Exiles by James Joyce; the world premiere of The Gita & The Gun by Roshni Shukla; #SayHerName: An Evening of Arts and Activism in collaboration with the African American Policy Forum and the Hammer Museum; An interactive multimedia and performance installation for Say Her Name: 20 Years of Intersectionality in Action with the African American Policy Forum; The Secret of the Flower Pot where she served as puppetry director and designer; Launch Los Angeles with the southland company; Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl as her graduate thesis production; Bloomsday 2016 by James Joyce- an event of live music & dramatic readings of Ulysses; and The Maids by Jean Genet.
Crager's work has premiered at Columbia University in New York, New York; in theaters throughout Los Angeles including The Barnsdall Gallery Theater, Art Share LA, The Zephyr Theatre, Sacred Fools, UCLA's Little Theater, both The Annex & The Billy Wilder Theater at The Hammer Museum; immersive spaces; and in theaters throughout Michigan including York Arena Theater, Saginaw Valley State University, Epic Theatre, Center Stage Theater and What A Do Theatre. In summer 2016, Darcie also had the pleasure to Assistant Direct the development of a new play (directed by Jim Petosa) at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the National New Play Network. A complete directing and creative resume can be made available upon request.
Past arts administration credits include work with the Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division in Las Vegas, NV Kinetic Theory Circus Arts in Los Angeles, CA as well as The Gilmore Theatre Complex in Kalamazoo, MI. A complete producing resume can be made available upon request.
Darcie is an Associate Member of SDC and a member of the 2017-2018 SDC Observership Class. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Directing from UCLA as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts Management from Western Michigan University.