Creative Artist | Entertainer | Director
DARIUS COLQUITT is an Award-Winning Entertainer, Educator, Writer, Director & Entrepreneur originally from Chicago's South Side. Colquitt started out as a child actor, appearing in advertisements for SUBWAY Restaurants & an ABC Television Movie entitled "There Are No Children Here", all before the age of ten. Now, at age 37, he shows no signs of slowing down, having premiered in, produced or directed over 90 productions & features with numerous theatrical companies & entertainment entities throughout the nation.
Colquitt has had the esteemed honor of sharing spaces & performing with some amazingly talented celebrities & personalities including Oprah Winfrey, the late Maya Angelou, Keith David (Dr. Facilier from “Princess & The Frog”), Jackie Taylor, Broadway's Chester Gregory, Felicia P. Fields, Jess Godwin, Taraji P. Henson (of “Empire” fame), Dr. Phil McGraw, Bob Love of The Chicago Bulls, and Country Music Icons, The Judds.
These experiences have allowed him the opportunity of serving on the board of several Midwest Arts organizations, while continuing to build & maintain his personal artistic ventures. Colquitt has also served as the lead vocalist of former Chicago-based band, "Wilson Wilson", was the most recent Artistic Director of PANORAMA Arts, has worked as the Acting Educational Director for Ebony Road Players and is Techincal Director for Brooks Permissions, helping continue the relevance of the words & work of Black History icon, Gwendolyn Brooks