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Darrin Crow tells powerful, imaginative, engaging stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats and stick with them long after the tale ends. Whether in a classroom, museum, festival, art fair,  or ancient Greek amphitheater, Darrin crafts stories that deliver exactly what the listeners need. He loves the experience of sharing stories with classrooms of students, discovering along with them the wonder and magic as a story unfolds.

Darrin tells folk and fairy tales, stories from history, and literary works. In classroom visits his stories draw students deeper into their topics, spurring them to greater exploration and understanding. As a teaching artist, Darrin helps students use storytelling tools to think more deeply about history and literature and to become more confident, creative thinkers and speakers.

He has been the Storyteller in Residence at several elementary school around Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In 2018 he served as the M.C. Ginsberg Artist in Residence for the Iowa City Community School District.  He is a regular teaching artist for Children’s Theatre of Cedar Rapids and the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. He has brought his stories to school around Iowa as well as the Homestead National Monument, the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, and the Iowa Storytelling Festival.

Art Forms

Traditional Arts

Primary Art Form


Are you willing to travel for work?

Yes – Up to 50 miles

Are you currently looking for work?


Experience Level


Program Experience

exposure (on-site assembly/off-site field trip), residency, culminating participant experience (performance, exhibition, parent community engagement)

Populations Experience

youth: 0-5, youth: 5-18, families/parents guardians, differently abled people, older adults, teachers/educators