Presented by: Darius V. Daughtry is a poet, playwright, director, and educator. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Art Prevails Project, a performing and literary arts organization cultivating community and creating equitable access to the arts through performance, arts education, and community engagement.
Darius understands how exposure to and participation in the arts can impact individuals and help shift cultural landscapes to transform communities. He has been commissioned to write, perform, and conduct workshops for various organizations - TEDx, the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Florida, the Poetry Foundation, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Adrienne Arsht Center, Broward and Miami-Dade Schools and various municipalities and organizations across the U.S.
He is the author of And the Walls Came Tumbling, an introspective poetic memoir and cultural critique full of vulnerable, introspective poems that explore the intersections of race, class and gender through a brutally unforgiving lens. Darius has also written and directed numerous plays, including The Happening: A Theatrical Mixtape, a series of multidisciplinary theatrical performances that explore relevant social issues.