Co-Creative Director | Instructor
Actor | Writer | Producer | Coach
Omari Newton is an award-winning professional actor, writer, director, and producer. As a writer, his original Hip Hop theatre piece Sal Capone has received critical acclaim and multiple productions, including a recent presentation at Canada’s National Arts Centre. He has been commissioned by Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) in Montreal to write a companion piece to Sal Capone entitled Black & Blue Matters. The new piece is set to premiere at BTW in 2019.
Newton’s work in Speakeasy Theatre's production of Young Jean Lee's The Shipment earned him a 2017-2018 Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor, as well as a nomination for Best Direction.
Notable film & TV credits include: Lucas Ingram on Showcase’s "Continuum", Larry Summers on "Blue Mountain State" and lending his voice to the "Black Panther" in multiple animated projects (Marvel). Most recently, Omari has a recurring role as Nate on "Corner Gas" (the animated series) and a recurring role as Corvus of Netflix’s hit new animated series "The Dragon Prince".