Daren A.C. Carollo Named New Executive Director of Broadway By the Bay
Broadway By the Bay, the Redwood City-based musical theatre company serving the Peninsula, devoted three months in search of an Executive Director, then discovered the successful candidate was right in front of them as a member of their board of directors. Daren A.C. Carollo is committed to establishing BBBay as a leader and a collaborator in Bay Area Theatre. "The short and long term goals created by the staff, the Board of Directors, and the BBBay family are directly inline with my goals for local theatre. BBBay is here to serve the community of Redwood City and the Peninsula. I look forward to strengthening our existing base of support as well as expanding it." Daren shared those thoughts with the staff and board on his first day.
Artistic Director, Amanda Folena stated, "Daren has invaluable experience and has positively contributed to the Bay Area Theatre community in more ways than I can count. We are energized by his commitment to Broadway By the Bay and look forward to the growth and innovation that he will help cultivate. I could not ask for a better partner."
Daren recently served as the Artistic Director for Diablo Theatre Company for seven seasons and the Managing Director for Contra Costa Civic Theatre for the last three seasons. Previously, Daren was the Production Manager for the Marin Theatre Company and the Willows Theatre Company. He started his career in the arts as the Technical Director for Center REPertory Company and the Lesher Center for the Arts. He has been an AEA stage manager since 1999 working for Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Center REP, MTC and the Willows. He received his BA in Theatre from Illinois State University. Daren's Production Company, CAROLLO & PALUMBO, LLC, recently produced the musical bare Off-Broadway. He is an award-winning director with over fifty credits in the last decade.
Broadway By the Bay was established as San Mateo Community Theatre in 1965. Our mission is to inspire, educate and engage our community and local talent through the power of musical theatre. We are the resident musical theatre company of the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Redwood City, CA. The remainder of our 48th season includes; the twelve-time Tony Award winner, Cabaret, America's beloved musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, and It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Visit www.broadwaybythebay.org for more information.