March 30, 2022
Darrius Wallace Portrayal of Frederick Douglass
Show/Performance title: The Starry Road To Freedom
Précis: This show takes us on the journey of what it truly means to be free. From Frederick Douglass as a young boy who is heavily influenced by his grandmother to self realization through the power of the written and spoken word we witness Douglass dramatic discovery of freedom through 7 different characters played by Phil Darius Wallace. He creatively uses song, poetry, monologue and speeches to bring the Frederick Douglass Story to life.
This show is to be held in Evans Auditorium Monday, April 11th from 4:30pm-5:45pm.
Phil Darius Wallace is a native of Flint, Michigan where he was introduced to the world of performing. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied Theatre. He went on to further his studies at SUNY Purchase in New York. His professional experience includes Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Flint Youth Theater, Attic Theatre, and Hattiloo Theatre.
He is currently a company member of Playhouse On The Square, and Voices of The South in Memphis TN. His Movie and TV credits include Nothing But The Truth, Brian Banks, The World We Make, No Vacancy, Queen Rising, ABC’s Nashville, NBC’s Bluff City Law, Law and Orderand The Hallmark Channel’s Wedding At Grace Land. He also directed his own movie 100 Lives, which is available on Amazon.
Along with the poetry of Langston Hughes, he has also traveled around the country performing his One-Man Shows on Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King. His new One-Man show “My Words Are My Sword” will premiere in Portland Oregon with the Portland Chamber Orchestra.
As a Speaking Coach, he has worked with companies such as Commercial Advisors, Nucor Steele, Sycamore Pictures, TEDx Memphis, and Harlem’s Fashion Row