Dara Silverman

Dara Silverman

Dara Silverman is the Artistic Director of Agile Rascal Theatre, a company that tours innovative new plays with environmental themes on bicycles. A bit of a nomad, your best bet is to find Dara in Oakland, California, where she is often lives, works, and rides her bicycle just about everywhere.
Her play, Purple Beastly was a finalist for the Jewish Plays Project and Black Thursday was a Finalist at...
Dara Silverman is the Artistic Director of Agile Rascal Theatre, a company that tours innovative new plays with environmental themes on bicycles. A bit of a nomad, your best bet is to find Dara in Oakland, California, where she is often lives, works, and rides her bicycle just about everywhere.
Her play, Purple Beastly was a finalist for the Jewish Plays Project and Black Thursday was a Finalist at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Another play, Cess Pool and Lil’ Tina was published by Smith and Kraus, Inc. She has been artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, the Lookout Arts Quarry, and The Everglades National Park.

Plays

  • Resonance, MT
    This musical is set in the small Montana town of “Resonance” where the miners dig up sound, not coal, from the earth. The people of Resonance are proud and profuse with their resource, which gives them language, poetry and music, but they also use it wastefully. When an accident at the mine forces the town’s people to reckon with their dwindling resource, Junior, an opinionated 7 and ¾ year old, and Gordon,...
    This musical is set in the small Montana town of “Resonance” where the miners dig up sound, not coal, from the earth. The people of Resonance are proud and profuse with their resource, which gives them language, poetry and music, but they also use it wastefully. When an accident at the mine forces the town’s people to reckon with their dwindling resource, Junior, an opinionated 7 and ¾ year old, and Gordon, their (Junior uses gender-neutral pronouns) mysteriously mute best friend, decide to go on an adventure to save the day.
  • Purple Beastly
    Purple Beastly is a dark comedy about morality in the digital age of voyeurism. It’s about the links between spirituality and shame, voyeurism and sexuality. Oh..and it’s also just a little bit about Pedophelia.

    When Allen is fired from his job at Dateline NBC's To Catch A Predator, he begins to receive mysterious visits in the night from Rabbi David Kaye, a Rabbi that was busted on...
    Purple Beastly is a dark comedy about morality in the digital age of voyeurism. It’s about the links between spirituality and shame, voyeurism and sexuality. Oh..and it’s also just a little bit about Pedophelia.

    When Allen is fired from his job at Dateline NBC's To Catch A Predator, he begins to receive mysterious visits in the night from Rabbi David Kaye, a Rabbi that was busted on To Catch A Predator in 2003. The Rabbi uses Kabbalistic meditation to show Allen the throbbing no-thing-ness at the center of the universe and Meghan, Allen's girlfriend, accidentally gets swept along for the ride. The next morning, hung over and confused from last night’s spiritual bender, they struggle with one another to define a new morality, to deflect responsibility, and to deal with that pesky and unfortunate little issue of Pedophelia.