DARYL IS a playwright (novelist & podcaster), freelance graphic designer (MFA, Graphic Design, University of Memphis) and actor (BS, Theatre, Northwestern University) based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her plays and musicals (the latter written with composer, Aaron McAllister) have been produced Off-Broadway (American Theatre of Actors, Theatre Row, New York Musical Theatre Festival) and in professional regional and international theatres including Theatrical Outfit, Penobscot Theatre, Actor’s Express, Aurora Theatre, Florida Rep, and Actors Rep of Luxembourg. She has been commissioned by Horizon Theatre and Emory University. Plays have also been developed by the Alliance Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and Working Title Playwrights.
She is an O’Neill and Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, an Alliance Reiser Artist’s Lab recipient, and has had a musical selected for the National Alliance of Musical Theatre Festival.
Her commitment is to writing multi-dimensional roles for women of all ages, races, and classes. Partly, that comes from being an actor herself, and partly it comes from growing up in a richly textured college town in Mississippi.
When not writing, Daryl enjoys the occasional acting gig and caters to the graphic design needs of professional theatres in Atlanta and beyond. She is a professional member of the Dramatist Guild and is represented by Susan Gurman.
This interview with Encore Atlanta’s Kathy Janich sums up what I do with more flair than a dry bio. ENCORE ATLANTA: Snapshot