Dara Callie Silverman

Trained actor with additional experience in stage fight and directing, with technical skills in stage management, costume design, sound design and programming, and wardrobe. Trained in various styles of movement, with additional dance training in ballet, tap, ballroom, and Israeli folk dance. 
Tel. (908) 313 4268


Education and Training

Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company, 2013

Intensive training in Linklater voice work, Shakespeare text, movement, fight, clown, and rhetoric.

Faculty: Dennis Krausnik, Tina Packer, Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, Kevin Coleman, Tori Rhoades, Douglas Seldin, Michael Francis Toomey, Kristen Wold.


Bachelor of Science, Theater: Acting Concentration, 2013

Skidmore College, Cum Laude.

Minor in Religious Studies.

Faculty: Lary Opitz, Douglas Seldin, Carolyn Andersen, Alma Becker, Phil Soltanoff, Will Bond, Kate Kelly Bouchard.


National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 2011

Intensive training in classical, contemporary, and Chekhovian acting styles, directing, playwriting, design, collaborative development of new work, production, and fight.

Faculty: Stephen Brown-Fried, Jeff Janisheski, Donna DiNovelli, Elizabeth Rothan, Skip Mercier, Brian McManamon, Dr. David Chandler, Kim Weild, Donnie Mather.

Teaching Experience: Theatrical

Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, Spring 2018

Co-director of A Midsummer Night's Dream, at local elementary school


Director/Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, Fall 2017

Director in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, co-directing Hamlet at Taconic High School.

Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, Summer 2016

Teacher in Shakespeare & Company’s youth summer program, Riotous Youth.


Guest Teacher, Albany High School

Five month residency at Albany High School, guest-teaching once-weekly International Baccalaureate drama classes.


Director/Teaching Artist, Albany High School, Spring 2016

Three month residency at Albany High School, directing three student-written plays as part of the Albany High School Theatre Ensemble’s Promising Playwrights Festival.


Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, January 2016

Weeklong residency at The Rashi School, co-directing student explorations of Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth with middle school students.


Director/Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, Fall 2015

Director in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, co-directing Merry Wives of Windsor at Mount Everett Regional High School.


Director/Teaching Artist, Capital Repertory Theatre, Spring 2015

Three month residency at Albany High School, directing three student written plays as part of the Albany High School Theater Ensemble’s Promising Playwrights Festival.


Teaching Artist, Proctors Theater, Spring 2015

Three month residency at Gordon Creek Elementary school in Ballston Spa, NY, directing fourth graders in their Greek myth plays.


Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, December 2014

Weeklong residency at The Rashi School, co-facilitating student explorations of Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth with middle school students.


Assistant Teacher, Boston College, Fall Semester 2014

Assistant to fight teacher Douglas Seldin in classes teaching both unarmed fight and found weapon skills.


Director/Teaching Artist, Shakespeare & Company, Fall 2014

Director in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare, co-directing Henry V at Mount Everett Regional High School.


Guest Artist, Westfield High School, Spring 2014

Exploration of Othello outside of the English classroom.


Directing Assistant, Shakespeare & Company, Fall 2014

Assistant to Fall Festival directors (Enrico Spada and Emily Ehlinger) for Monument Mountain Regional High School’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Teaching Artist, Joseph Henry Elementary School, Spring 2013

Teacher in four week introductory acting class as part of an after-school enrichment program, teaching children aged eight to twelve years old in Galway, NY.

Teaching Experience: Miscellaneous

Senior Girls’ Division Director, Lake Greeley Camp, Summer 2015

Managed division of thirteen to fifteen year old girls at co-ed, overnight, general interest summer camp.  Responsibilities included conflict resolution, parent

phone calls, special event set-up and break down, cabin inspections, and more.  Guest taught stage fight classes in camp drama department.

Tutor and Aide, Spring 2014

Individual after school enrichment and support for a middle school student with autism.


Teacher, Temple Emanu-El, 2002-2009

Taught Israeli folk dance to children aged five through twelve (secular).

Resume PDF and references available upon request

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