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Stage director , Arts administrator

Darrell Somerset Calvin, American stage director, arts administrator. Recipient Best Director award Ontario Theatre League, 1974, award of excellence American College Theatre Festival, 1986, Community Achievement award Gusman Foundation, 1987.


Calvin, Darrell Somerset was born on November 1, 1940 in Rock Hill, New York, United States. Son of John Jack and Sadie (Taylor) Calvin.


Student, London University, 1963. Student, New York University, 1964. Student, Institute for Study Theatre Arts, 1966.

Student, American National Theatre Academy, 1965.


Artistic director, Red Barn Theatre, Jacksonville, Ontario, Canada, 1973-1974;producer, director, Jewish Community Center of Washington District of Columbia, Rockville, Maryland., 1980-1981;managing director, producer, director, N.H. Performing Arts, Manchester, 1981-1983;artistic manager, director, Gusman Center for Performing Arts, Miami, Florida, 1983-1989;managing director, producer, Charlotte County Memorial Auditorium, Punta Gorda, Florida, since 1989.


Board of directors Revitalization Commission City of Punta Gorda, 1989. Board directors, member Executive Committee New York Cultural Foundation, New York City, 1967. Board directors A Salute to the Arts, Punta Gorda, 1989.

Advisor Chopin Foundation, Miami, 1986. Panelist Florida State Division Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, 1991. Member Miami (Florida) Performing Arts Society of Southern Florida (president 1988), Actor Equity Association, Association Professional Arts Presenters, Florida Professional Presenters Consortium, International Society Performing Arts (administrator 1977).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: horseback riding, snow skiing, sailing.


Married Mildred S. Brooks, June 7, 1966 (divorced).

John Jack Calvin

Sadie (Taylor) Calvin

Mildred S. Brooks