Actor - Director - Poet - Storyteller - Writer - Playwright
4701 NW 17th St
WRITER. DIRECTOR. POET. EDUCATOR.
Darius Daughtry fell in love with words at the age of six. It was then, that he used to write and draw his own comic books. While the visuals left a little to be desired, being able to paint pictures with words was a passion that soon began to blossom. Darius has been marrying the pen to the paper ever since.
Born and raised in South Florida, Darius was immersed in the arts at an early age. He dabbled in commercials, modeling, and short films as an adolescent and was highly involved in the performing throughout high school and college.
As an English, Creative Writing, and Drama Instructor, Darius used his love for knowledge and creative expression to change the lives of thousands of students and provide avenues for them to explore their artistic gifts. After ten years in the school system, he had an opportunity to take a position as the Director of Programs for the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, an affiliate of the Jason Taylor Foundation.
Darius has written and directed numerous stage plays, including, Focus, Hallways & Heartbreaks, and For The Love of Music. Additionally, he has graced the stage as an actor in numerous regional productions. He has twice been the feature poet for Save the Twinz, a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, sharing the same stage with NY Times Bestselling Author Zane and National Recording Artist Avery Sunshine, and Darius has graced the stage for the Jazz in the Gardens Women’s Impact Luncheon.
In recent years, Darius has facilitated dynamic creative writing workshops for various community organizations and has been commissioned as a featured presenter and public speaker for several events with Broward County Public Schools.
Darius is the founder and Artistic Director of the Art Prevails Project, an arts organization dedicated to providing exceptional artistic and cultural experiences to underserved communities.
Darius’ literary offerings: poetry, plays, stories, etc., can best be described as a sort of creative realism. His words seek to make the reader, the listener, or the viewer think.
Learn more about Darius at dariusdaughtry.com.