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Press

"...off-beat...intriguing...what is eerily perceptible is the ways that we're so much alike...when it comes to the things we tote around each day, and what these mundane items say about who we are...The slate of 14 songs range from quirky to thoughtful and evocative...witty...loving..."  Stage Raw re: Pockets
"Striking original music"
"A wonderful musician"

"Darien Martus' tracks, ranging in tenor from funk to balladry to patter are a major plus." ("Some Love")

"Martus' pulsing rhythms and soaring melodies..."  (Homeless: a street opera)

Bay Area Drama Critics Award Best Musical Score "Some Love"

Desert Theatre League Award Best Original Musical "The Incredibly Awesome Pied Piper" 

University of Redlands SAI Composer's Award ("Iron John")

Oakland University Alumni Arts Achievement Award in Theatre

This link will take you to an article about "Homeless: a street opera" by Darien Martus and Michael Kearns: