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Poet, social critic and educator working to bring art to all communities
An accomplished poet, playwright, director, and educator with over a decade worth of experience in South Florida and beyond, Darius has committed himself to using that arts as a vehicle for change. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education, and community engagement. Darius has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall-of-Famer Jason Taylor and with poet and actor, Omari Hardwick.
Darius has been commissioned to write, perform, and conduct workshops for various organizations: The Poetry Foundation, O, Miami, City of Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade Schools, Broward Schools, and more.
He has written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations – ArtServe (RedEye), Broward Cultural Division (Sistrunk Market Place, State of Black Broward), Old Dillard Museum (Juneteenth, Kwanzaa), The World Aids Museum (Saving Grace), and more. Mr. Daughtry is currently a member of the Sistrunk Artists in Residence cohort.
And the Walls Came Tumbling, Darius’ debut poetry collection published by Omiokun Books, is available for purchase.