On this episode of Going for Broadway, Eryn talks with Darius Wright about his journey towards going on tour with Matilda currently.
Growing up, Darius never really knew that working in musical theatre was an actually thing. But as he goes through college with the help of some colleagues, he was able to figure out his dream. Darius talks about his training at Oklahoma City University and performing at regional theatres.
Eryn and Darius talk a lot about how he was able to be on the tour of Matilda and what it is like touring nationally with a show. He goes through the audition and call back processes he went through and how he was able to land the role in the ensemble as well as cover for Michael Wormwood and the Escape Artist.
The show concludes talking about the ways Darius continues to train and discover as he goes on to working in different aspects of the performance arts in the future. He thinks that actors should accept the way that they are as a person both physically and mentally and being patient for the right role to come.
In This Episode:
1:43- When did you decide that you wanted to be an actor? Darius also talks about his training at Oklahoma City University.
6:36- Do you it is important to go to university for the performing arts or do you think it would be better to go straight into the real industry world?
9:28- What exactly was your vision of the “glamourous life” in New York?
12:23- What was your experience with Next Broadway’s Sensation like?
14:04- Darius talks about his work and performance at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and regional theatres. Would you say that your experience here helped you for touring nationally?
18:43- How did you get into the tour of Matilda?
25:00- How is the lifestyle of touring and traveling from city to city and performing in front of so many different audiences?
27:05- Darius talks about how he is understudying a couple of roles alongside his normal ensemble track.
31:00- Do plan on going beyond musical theatre in the future?
33:27- What advice do you have for aspiring young actors in reaching their goals and potentially being on Broadway or gong on tour?
35:10- Do you have any thoughts for the parents?
37:10- Darius explains how even though he is working and touring now, he is still continuing to learn and discover to grow.