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 several advertisements for SUBWAY Restaurants & an ABC Television Movie entitled "There Are No Children Here", all before the age of ten. Now, at age 35, 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 Midwest, including Cadillac Bros. Inc, HARPO Studios, Cornerstone Productions, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Black Ensemble Theatre, Chocolate Chips Theatre Company, Theatre At The Center, Big Noise Theatre Company, HoperaWorld Entertainment, Fine Print Theatre Co., Half/Bloc Entertainment, PUSH Films, Orion's Belt Films, New Faces Global, Actors Theatre, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, Ebony Road Players, ADAPT. Theatre Company, PANORAMA Arts, Waterfall Productions, WGVU (NPR), ABC & FOX TV INC., and American Immersion Theater.
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, Taraji P. Henson, Byshere Y. Gray (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 entity, Darius Colquitt & Company, through which he curates live art & tours his original solo works. Colquitt has also served as the lead vocalist of the Chicago-based band, "Wilson Wilson" and now works as the Producing Artistic Director of BAM (#BlkARTMatters) Talent as well as the host of BAMCast: The #BlkARTMatters Podcast & the upcoming DC & Friends Podcast/Web Series