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Shelley Daniel

Theatre Director

Shelley has served as Darlington’s Theatre Director since 2015. In addition to directing and designing the Upper School fall play and winter musical, she is a new faculty mentor, student advisor, iPeriod sponsor and a member of the Thornwood House duty staff. Shelley also teaches cinema studies and theatre lab in the Upper School, drama in the Middle School and is Darlington’s International Thespian Society troupe director. For her service to Darlington, she has received the Significant Contributions to the Darlington Community Award, the Beachum Master Teacher Award, the Athlene Forsyth Award, the James Douglas Brown Jr. Faculty Award and the Parents’ Choice Award. Shelley holds a B.A. in Communication and Theatre Arts from Mercer University and an M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has 20 years of teaching experience including the University of Tennessee at Martin and South Side High School in Jackson, Tenn. Shelley also worked in New Concept Development for the Walt Disney Company in Glendale, Calif. She has directed and designed over 50 theatrical productions and performed in over 40 plays, films, and commercials.

Courses
Cinema
Drama
Theatre Lab
College Education
B.A. Mercer University
MFA University of Southern Mississippi

Darlington Players 2021-22 Banquet

May 6, 2022
The Darlington Players gathered to celebrate their 2021-22 production season and honor seniors. Students enjoyed a meal, entertainment, slideshows, and senior speeches. These talented performing artists had a wonderful year producing "Sabrina Fair" and "My Fair Lady."

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Middle School Play

April 20, 2022
The middle school drama class gave a live performance for community members in the Upper School Black Box Theater this week.

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"My Fair Lady" Gallery 3

February 25, 2022
The Darlington Players present their winter musical production of "My Fair Lady" in the Rome City Auditorium.

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"My Fair Lady" Gallery 2

February 25, 2022
The Darlington Players present their winter musical production of "My Fair Lady" in the Rome City Auditorium.

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"My Fair Lady" Gallery 1

February 25, 2022
The Darlington Players present their winter musical production of "My Fair Lady" in the Rome City Auditorium.

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"My Fair Lady" Final Tech Rehearsal

February 24, 2022
The Darlington Players rehearse for the final time in the Rome City Auditorium before the opening night of their winter musical production, "My Fair Lady".

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Darlington Players to present "My Fair Lady" in downtown Rome, Feb. 25-27

February 23, 2022
Darlington's fine arts department and The Darlington Players will present "My Fair Lady" Feb. 25-27 at the Rome City Auditorium.

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Episode 40: A Preview of the Winter Musical "My Fair Lady"

January 13, 2022
In this episode, Theater Director Shelley Daniel talks with Choral Director Alex Johnson and seniors Kathryn Davidson and Grayson Davis about The Darlington Players' upcoming winter musical, "My Fair Lady." The show is slated for Feb. 25-27 at the Rome City Auditorium, featuring 24 students involved in the cast and crew.  

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Fall Play: "Sabrina Fair" Gallery 1

October 25, 2021
Darlington’s fine arts department and Darlington Players presented the full-length romantic classic "Sabrina Fair'' in The Cove. The production featured the talents of 26 students contributing as actors, crew, designers and managers.

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Fall Play: "Sabrina Fair" Gallery 2

October 25, 2021
Darlington’s fine arts department and Darlington Players presented the full-length romantic classic "Sabrina Fair'' in The Cove. The production featured the talents of 26 students contributing as actors, crew, designers and managers.

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