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Darius J.
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Dive into The Method: working professional with training from top conservatories
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I've graced the stages of some of NYC's most beloved theatres including; The National Black Theatre, The Public Theatre, 13th Street Rep, and HERE Arts Center. I can be seen in a number of films, commercials, and music videos alongside the likes of Shaquille O’Neal. I’ve performed worldwide in places like Athens, GR. I have worked with world-famous directors like Broadway's Kenny Leon and Dennis Hilton-Reid, and received training from some of the world's top acting institutions (The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, CalArts). I have directed regionally and in New York, I teach regularly with The Family Repertory Company (Where I have served as a resident actor and director since 2016), and have students spanning the globe! I strive to acquire as much knowledge about this craft as is possible and to share that gift with the world. A wise man once told me, “The only reason to act is that it hurts too much not to.” 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 Audition and Performance Technique
About Darius J.

I've been acting for 21 years with no end in sight! I am a working Actor and Coach from Detroit based in the Chicago area. I worked and lived in NYC where I studied acting at Marymount Manhattan and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. I have also trained privately with 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 films, plays, 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. Most recently I worked as a supporting role on the set of the feature film "Mckenzie Mckoy" which wrapped in May and which premieres this December. I did 2 short films this Summer, and spent the month of October in NYC performing with The Family Repertory Company and teaching my yearly Working Actor Masterclass (Coming to L.A. in 2023!). I am directing a holiday play this December, will be performing in a Black History Month performance in February 2023, and I continue to audition regularly. 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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Method Acting
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best acting teacher in the world he was nice and he had amazing scripts for all of us to practice

Posted Sep 18, 2022
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He has very good energy and very knowledgeable. After my first session I feel more confident and excited to keep working with him!

Posted Sep 11, 2022
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I have been taking groups lessons and private lessons with Darius for about a year. He is a great teacher who always makes it fun, but also makes sure you are mastering the foundations of acting.

Posted Jul 27, 2022
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CEO / Acting Coach
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
Native Proficiency
Best of Lessons.com 2020
Dec 2020
Lessons.com
California Arts Scholar
Aug 2007
California Institute of the Arts
Acting Coach of the Year
Jul 2022
Prestige Awards
The Actors Society
May 2016
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Instructor details
Method Acting
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Student's Home
Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
60 minutes
$45
90 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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