Laurel Darnell


I have loved working in theatre since I was a teenager. I graduated from the theatre performance program at York University and worked as an actor in Toronto. Moving to Vancouver, I was General Manger at Touchstone Theatre and the New Play Centre. After a quick stop at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts, and the Shaw Festival as Festival House Manager, I moved to Nova Scotia with a young family. Along with my partner, Reid Campbell, I have been involved in producing and acting in a dozen shows in the community and at the Chester Playhouse.

Reid and I are currently writing a play with music, Sweet Ride, based on the book of the same name by Ann Barry.

We are both acting in and producing Rum Runners' Ball, a play with music, based on true stories of the rum running days on the south shore.

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Laurel Darnell


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