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 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 Theaters Joes Pub on HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU. Most recently I worked as a supporting role on the set of the feature film "Mckenzie McCoy" which premiered this past December and will be available to stream soon. I did 3 short films last year, 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 directed a virtual Acting Showcase this January featuring my current students, will be performing the lead role in a Black History Month play entitled 'The Realness" 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 and coach, but a WORKING actor! Who's YOUR Acting Coach?
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2016
BFA - Acting
Teaches ages 13+
Has background check
Darius is absolutely fantastic! He is professional, patient, knowledgeable, a good listener, fun and provides a safe supportive learning environment. I have learnt so much from our first lesson and as a result, I booked five more lessons with him. Darius's enthusiasm, passion and his excellent interpersonal skills makes learning easy. You will get invaluable feedback throughout the lesson as well as homework to consolidate learning and enhance your acting skills. Darius is so relatable, I am happy he is my teacher. I would highly recommend him for all your acting classes.
Darius is great! He really taught me a lot about character and monologue work, while also making me feel comfortable and giving me great advice during each lesson. I highly recommend him. He’s a fantastic acting coach who can you teach you pretty much about anything having to do with acting.
I knew nothing about acting and just wanted to learn a new art form (I am a martial artist) and Darius' knowledge, wisdom and instruction reminds me of a great sensei AND a coach who inspires and motivates. I, now, Love this craft and am beginning to understand it more and more. I truly appreciate and highly recommend, Darius.