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DARIN F. EARL II

he/they

Hey, hi, hello!

 

It's your favorite dad hat-wearing, Marvel-stanning, altruistic first-generation Jamaican-American queer artist from the armpit of America! Humble beginnings started us out as a writer and singer, receiving a BA in Theatre & Journalism at Rider University in 2016. I've studied physical theater, commedia del arte, and devised theatre at St. Mary's University of Twickenham in England. Additionally, I've explored Biomechanical & Carpet Theater at the International Student Theater Festival in Dakovo, Croatia.

In addition to those, previous explorations include clowning, stage combat (unarmed, staff, kali), basic gymnastics, and other avenues of stage performance. I am (finally) exploring voiceover work, acting for the screen, writing for the screen, as well as producing for both (stage/screen.) Reinhard Agency, based in Philly, has had their grip on me since the summer of 2021 for Print, Commercial, and Short Film work. My first short with Reinhard, The Dennis Boys (2022) has been selected as part of the NY Shorts International Film Festival & is a recipient of the Oscar Micheaux Award (2017) for excellence in screenwriting (Greater Philadelphia Film Office). The Devil's Playground (2022) has been selected for the Block Island and Jersey Shore Horror Film Festivals. It won Best Short Thriller at Block Island, and the Best Short Jersey Horror Film award. 

I moonlight as the Director of Programming for a queer service organization, Beta Gamma Chi Fraternity, Inc. I'm the fun, unapologetic Guncle and my Main Character Flaws™ are loving the #1 band in the world Paramore, obsessing over turtles, and juggling more than 4 projects at any given moment.

I would love to hear from you, even if it's just to talk about your day!

Sending ya love & light,

-D.

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PERFORMANCE CREDITS

Non-Union, EMC | 5'9" | Represented by Reinhard Agency

amanda@reinhardagency.com

FILM

Scripted, Independent

"Hell House LLC: Origins" (2023) - Lead - Dir. S. Cognetti

"The Devil's Playground" (2022) - Lead - Dir. A.J. Ciccotelli

"The Dennis Boys" (2022) - Lead - Dir. S. Schaffer

"825 Forest Road" (2022) - Lead - Dir. S. Cognetti

"Our Window" (2021) - Lead - Dir. E. Duncan

"Colors and Patterns" (2021) - Lead - Dir. D. Earl II

"Real Laws in Real Places" (2021) - Featured - Dir. L. Samuel

"Out of Mind" (2020) - Lead - Dir. A. Rosario"Avocadon't" (2019) - Lead - Dir. D. Monico

"Foul Play" (2019) - Supporting - Dir. A. Tyson

"Takeout" (2018) - Supporting - Dir. A. Tyson
"Ripples of Water" (2018) - Featured - Dir. A. Ciccotelli

"There Comes a Time" (2018) - Featured - Dir. A. Clinton

THEATER

Regional

"Hamlet" - Claudius - Utah Shakespeare Festival - Cedar City, UT

"A Midwinter Night's Dream" - Starveling - Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Madison, NJ

"Timon of Athens" - Painter/Varro/ u/s Alcibiades - Utah Shakespeare Festival - Cedar City, UT

"Coriolanus" - Sicinius/Citizen/Soldier/ u/s Coriolanus - Utah Shakespeare Festival - Cedar City, UT

"The Ground On Which We Stand" - James Howe / Orsel McGhee - Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

"Othello" - Othello - Utah Shakespeare Festival - Cedar City, UT

"Ye Bear & Ye Cubb" - Understudy - No.11 Productions - 59E59, NYC

"Richard II" - John of Gaunt/Duke of York/Bagot/Hotspur - Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

"Soft Animals" - Dylan - Vivid Stage, Summit, NJ

"Jersey Cantana" - Daniel - The Theatre Project, Maplewood, NJ

"Love's Labour's Lost" - Ferdinand, King of Navarre - Scranton Shakespeare Festival, Scranton, PA

"The Giant Void in My Soul" - Fool # 1 - Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

"The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" - Jesus - In Death's Company, Budd Lake, NJ

"What Are You Running From?" - One - New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, NJ

"The Importance of Being Earnest" - Algernon Moncrieff - Somerset Valley Players, Somerset, NJ

"As You Like It" - Orlando - TSquared Productions, Montclair, NJ
"4,000 Miles" - Leo Joseph-Connell - TSquared Productions, Montclair, NJ

"Herstory: Shakespeare" - Hamlet/Othello - St. James Players, Montclair, NJ

"Death of a Salesman" - Happy Loman - Somerset Valley Players

"Taming of the Shrew" - Lucentio/Curtis - ATC Studios, Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Philostrate/Puck - Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Madison, NJ

"Romeo & Juliet" - Friar Laurence/Lord Montague/Peter - Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Madison, NJ

"Bayou" - Miles/Cal - Breaking Through the Box, Open Arts PAC, Bordentown, NJ

"Fire & Desire" - Bruce - Rahway Culture Crawl - Hamilton Stage PAC, Rahway, NJ

"Faith in Shackles" - The Spirit - NJ Fringe Festival, Eagle Theatre, Hammonton, NJ

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Demetrius/Flute/Thisbe - ATC Studios, Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ

"Packing" - Alex - Luna Stage, Co., West Orange, NJ

"Packing" - Alex - Mayo PAC, Morristown, NJ

"Titus Andronicus" - Aaron - Breaking Through the Box, Mercer Park Festival Grounds, NJ

"When We First Saw Each Other" - Noah - Luna Stage, West Orange, NJ

"Almost, Maine" - East/Lendall/Randy/Dave - BTBB, Open Arts PAC, Bordentown, NJ

"Dying to Live" - Lead - Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove, NJ

"Poker Night" - Supporting - Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove, NJ

"Inferno" - Damian - The Flea Theatre, NY

"The Road" - Ralphy - Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove, NJ

"The History of Us" - Lead - Jersey Shore Arts Center, Ocean Grove, NJ

"Morgan's Big Biology Test" - Narrator/Mr. Junk - Harlem Hospital Center, NY

THEATER

International

"Gallathea" - Melebeus/Hebe - Dionysian International Student Theater Festival, Dakovo, Croatia
"A Night of Musicals" - Collins (Rent) - St. Mary's University of Twickenham, England, UK
"Sinderella" - Ensemble - St. Mary's University of Twickenham, England, UK

THEATER

Educational:
Rider University - Lawrenceville, NJ

"Gallathea" - Melebeus/Hebe
"Ubu Roi" - Ensemble

"Branch Out's 113 Monster Mash (Murder Mystery)" - Dracula

"Reasons to be Pretty" - Male Understudy

"Our Town" - Ensemble

"The Human Heart" - Collins (Rent); Macklemore (Same Love)

"The Misanthrope" - Ensemble

MUSICAL THEATER

Regional

"Sweet Charity" - Daddy Brubeck - SSF, Scranton, PA

"We Will Rock You" - Ensemble - SSF, Scranton, PA

"Professionally Developed" - Aaron - JOB Productions, NJEA Teacher's Convention, Atlantic City, NJ

"Cats!" - Rum Tum Tugger - JOB Productions, Doris M. Byrne PAC, Caldwell, NJ

"Hairspray" - Gilbert/Thad - JOB Productions, Elizabeth, NJ
"Rent!" - Benjamin Coffin, III - Kent Place School, NJ

TRAINING

BA Theatre
Rider University
Lawrencevile, NJ
2012-2016

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Fellowship - Workshops, Regional Tour, Shakespearean text
Luna Stage/NJ PlayLab, PlayGym - Cold Reading, Play analysis
Alen Čelić/Aleksandar Acev, Croatia ISTF - Carpet Theatre/Biomechanics
La Strada Ensemble Theatre - Assistant Technical Director Residency
Carter Gill: The Comic Performer Workshop - Comedy/Clowning
St. Mary's University of Twickenham - Dance, Gymnastics, Physical Theatre, Commedia, Mask work

SPECIAL SKILLS & INTERESTS

Friend tested,
Family approved!

Cheek flapping
Animal friendly
Crossing eyes
Track & Field
Sightreading (Vocal)
Intermediate Guitar
Intermediate Piano 
Learning boxing
Learning skateboard
Learning gymnastics
Learning ASL

Stage Combat - Kali, Dagger, Hand-to-Hand
NJ driver's license/Passport
Voiceover reel available upon request

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