Darcy McFadden is a local educator, writer and performer who has called Vancouver home since 1995. His eclectic background in the arts included early international performing stints (singing with Leonard Bernstein and the Houston Symphony Chorale and touring Europe with America’s Youth in Concert). His trans-Canadian background includes tours with Celebration’s Dinner Theatre, a 1992 Toronto Grey Cup performance and numerous Rainbow Stage performances in Winnipeg (his hometown). After graduating from Southwestern University (in Texas), he subsidized his performing career with stints in the travel industry (Continental Airlines and Royal Caribbean). Darcy launched his home-based Project 5 Enterprise in 2000, which allows him to blend his artistic and charitable interests. He has worked with the YMCA, Lonsdale Elementary and Sylvan Learning. He also volunteered with the Grandview-Woodland Policing Department, BCPWA, IAS 2015, The Centre, Vancouver Fringe, 2010 Olympics and Positive Living BC. A volunteer stint as Conversational English instructor at Gordon House led to Darcy attaining a second degree from UBC (Elementary Education). His education training has positively influenced Darcy’s writing and performing. Locally, he won an Abasa Optical Essay Contest and Third Place in the West End Writer’s Contest. In 2015, Darcy wrote, directed and starred in LOCO HERO JOE (a musical based on the life of local Vancouver lifeguard and hero Joe Fortes!) at the Vancouver Fringe. Most recently Darcy volunteered at the recent Four Continents and Canadian Figure Skating Championships. He also completed a series of Leadership Training Workshops and worked on an Evaluation project with PLDI.
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Summer Block Party: Rungh Readings with Hogan's Alley Society
Summer Block Party was a partnership event with Hogan's Alley Society. It included poetry, performance and archive reactivations by Darcy McFadden, Patrick Pouponneau, and Naomi Gracechild.