Larson Darrell

Darrell Larson


Darrell is an actor, director, writer and teacher.  He has directed more than 50 plays (including many plays of Sam Shepard’s, including, in LA: COWBOY MOUTH (with  Ed Harris), MAD DOG BLUES, THE UNSEEN HAND; in NYC: ACTION, THE SAD LAMENT OF PECOS BILL, KILLER’S HEAD.  He directed and adapted Bob Dylan’s TARANTULA, in LA; and directed Steve Earle’s KARLA in Nashville; Denis Johnson’s PSYCHOS NEVER DREAM at Campo Santo in San Francisco, and Johnson’s SHOPPERS CARRIED BY ESCALATORS INTO THE FLAMES (with Michael Shannon) in NYC; Adam Rapp’s FASTER at Rattlestick Theater in NYC (with Chris Messina), and many many more.  As an actor he created the role of Coyote in Murray Mednick’s COYOTE CYCLE, at Padua Playwright’s Festival; appeared in ACTION (LA) and CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS (NYC) by Shepard ; Shakespeare’s COMEDY OF ERRORS at the Vineyard Playhouse (also directing);  and a one-man show, THE CONFESSIONS OF DOC HOLLIDAY, in LA and NYC. Film credits include: MIKE’S MURDER, TWICE IN A LIFETIME, STEPMOM, FRANCES, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED. On TV: LAW AND ORDER (3); LAW AND ORDER:SVU; GUNSMOKE, BONANZA, LA LAW, and so on. Since returning to LA in 2013 he has appeared in PATERNUS at RogueMachine, THE HILLARY GAME for Padua Playwrights; SHADES OF DISCLOSURE at the Skylight; CRAZY UNDERNEATH THE TREES, a collaboration written and performed with Rob Sullivan, with improvised music supplied by Paul Lacques (guitar) and Mike Tempo (percussion).  Teaching experience includes twelve years in the Graduate Film Division at Columbia University, with stints at Rutgers, Purchase, the New York Film Academy, the Actor’s Center.  He is a regular reader at Library Girl, Beyond Baroque and other venues on the lit scene in LA.

Dennis Baker