Joan Darling

An actress and director regarded as one of the nation's most outstanding creative talents, Joan has both Emmy and Directors Guild of America awards to her credit. She has served as a creative advisor for the Sundance Film Lab for the last six years. Joan directed the Mary Tyler Moore Show episode, Chuckles, which was chosen as the Number One television episode of all time by TV Guide. She has starred on Broadway and played Viola in Twelfth Night at the American Shakespeare Festival. She has also starred in Owen Marshall and The Psychiatrist, directed by Steven Spielberg and most recently in Arsenic and Old Lace at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles. Joan was the original director of the groundbreaking show, Mary Hartman. Her first film, First Love, was on several ten-best lists. Her directing credits also include Spielberg's Amazing Stories series, Magnum PI, Doogie Howser, MASH, Rhoda, Phyllis, Doc, Rich Man Poor Man, Voices of Sanover, and tons more. Her acting and teaching credits are too numerous to mention.

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