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?
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2016
BFA - Acting
Teaches ages 13+
Has background check
best acting teacher in the world he was nice and he had amazing scripts for all of us to practice
He has very good energy and very knowledgeable. After my first session I feel more confident and excited to keep working with him!
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.