Daryl Cloran

Daryl Cloran

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Daryl was appointed as Artistic Director of Western Canada Theatre in July 2010. For WCT, Daryl has directed: Fiddler on the Roof, A Christmas Story, UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project), Noises Off, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Betrayal.

Previous to his appointment at WCT, Daryl was the Founding Artistic Director of Theatrefront, where he has directed: THE MILL (4 Dora Awards), RETURN (The Sarajevo Project) produced in Bosnia and Toronto, garnering 5 Dora nominations, fforward (2 Dora nominations), Our Country's Good (2 Dora nominations), UBUNTU produced in South Africa, Halifax and Toronto, Swimming in the Shallows , The Underpants, Mojo, Sweet Phoebe and I Might Be Edgar Allan Poe.

In addition to his work with Theatrefront, Daryl has directed at Theatres across Canada and internationally, including: And All For Love (National Arts Centre), Generous (Tarragon Theatre), Afterplay (Shaw Festival), The Last Five Years (Canadian Stage and Manitoba Theatre Centre - 4 Dora Nominations), Educating Rita (Theatre Aquarius), This is How it Goes (Neptune Theatre), A New Brain (Acting Upstage - 4 Dora Nominations), Helen's Necklace (Grand Theatre), and The Play About The Baby (Soulpepper).

Daryl has been awarded the Canada Council's John Hirsch Prize for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Director, the Toronto Theatre Emerging Artist Award, and a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Director. Daryl has served as the Artistic Director of Theatre & Company in Kitchener-Waterloo and the New Play Development Coordinator of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Daryl is a graduate of Queen's University and the Canadian Film Centre. He has taught at the University of Waterloo, Queen's University, George Brown Theatre School, Fanshawe College, Sheridan College and Armstrong Acting Studio.