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Darius J.
Rockford, Illinois
Learn acting A-Z from a working professional with 15+ years experience
My approach Heightened Sense of Self Awareness Expanding the Self (mind/ body/ voice) Text Analysis/ Scene Study Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters Building Character Relationships Fighting for an Objective Props, Given Circumstances, & Conditioning Forces Audition & Performance Technique
About Darius J.

I am an Actor and Coach from Detroit based in the Chicago area. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years where I studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I have also trained privately with some top acting/speech coaches like Dennis Hilton-Reid and Thomas Rene. I teach audition technique workshops monthly with The Family Repertory Company where I've worked for the past 6 years as Associate Director and Resident Actor/Director/Instructor. I have performed abroad (Athens, GR), regionally (LA, Detroit, Jersey), and locally (off-off Broadway and off-Broadway). I've worked alongside actors like Norbert Leo Buts & Shaquille O'Neal, and have done (and continue to do) my share of short films, commercials, audio series, and music videos. My biggest bragging point (let's be honest, that's what this is. Lol!) Is getting to work with Tony Award winning Broadway Director Kenny Leon at The Public Theatre on HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU. Currently, I am Assistant Directing 2 plays and in rehearsal for a feature film that will begin principle photography in March. Take comfort in knowing that you are being taught by not only a well trained actor, but a WORKING actor! Who's YOUR Acting Coach?

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Darius J.
Rockford, Illinois
Learn acting A-Z from a working professional with 15+ years experience
My approach Heightened Sense of Self Awareness Expanding the Self (mind/ body/ voice) Text Analysis/ Scene Study Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters Building Character Relationships Fighting for an Objective Props, Given Circumstances, & Conditioning Forces Audition & Performance Technique
About Darius J.

I am an Actor and Coach from Detroit based in the Chicago area. I worked and lived in NYC for 11 years where I studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I have also trained privately with some top acting/speech coaches like Dennis Hilton-Reid and Thomas Rene. I teach audition technique workshops monthly with The Family Repertory Company where I've worked for the past 6 years as Associate Director and Resident Actor/Director/Instructor. I have performed abroad (Athens, GR), regionally (LA, Detroit, Jersey), and locally (off-off Broadway and off-Broadway). I've worked alongside actors like Norbert Leo Buts & Shaquille O'Neal, and have done (and continue to do) my share of short films, commercials, audio series, and music videos. My biggest bragging point (let's be honest, that's what this is. Lol!) Is getting to work with Tony Award winning Broadway Director Kenny Leon at The Public Theatre on HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU. Currently, I am Assistant Directing 2 plays and in rehearsal for a feature film that will begin principle photography in March. Take comfort in knowing that you are being taught by not only a well trained actor, but a WORKING actor! Who's YOUR Acting Coach?

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2016

Education

BFA - Acting

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 13+

Speaks

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After a long time of searching for an acting coach, I finally met Darius. His coaching approach is very unique and truly changed my career and skill as an actor. He has a depth of knowledge and is very caring. I highly recommend Darius.

Posted Aug 16, 2021
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Taking classes with Darius was tons of fun. Helped me through a few problems with a monologue I needed to learn and helped add another layer to it that I didn't even think of. I definitely recommend taking one of his classes as it'll help you reach into whatever piece you're working on and draw out something new for your character work and overall understanding of the play/film/show. if you're wondering whether you should do it or not, I say, take the class! In the long run, you'll be grateful for the help.

Posted Aug 12, 2021
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Darius is a great teacher. Not only does he care about his students, but his attention to every detail is spot on. A true theatre artist in every respect of the term, Darius is just as talented as a performer and playwright. Take class from him before he becomes the next Lee Strasberg and the waiting list is eons long

Posted Aug 11, 2021
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Feb 2018 - Present
Private Studio
Resident Actor/ Director/ Instructor
Jul 2016 - Present
The Family Repertory Company - NYC
BFA - Acting
Sep 2017 - May 2019
CalArts
Associates in Occupational Studies - Acting
Sep 2015 - May 2017
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Best of Lessons.com 2020
Dec 2020
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California Arts Scholar
Aug 2007
California Institute of the Arts
The Actors Society
May 2016
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Instructor details
Acting
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Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$60
90 minutes
$84
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30