New Patron – Omari Douglas
Omari trained at the Arts Educational Schools in London. His theatre credits include RUSH at the King’s Head Theatre, Peter Pan and Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Clarke Peters’ and Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre.
He recently made his screen debut in It’s A Sin, written by the multi BAFTA-winning writer Russell T Davies (Queer As Folk, A Very English Scandal, Years and Years, Doctor Who) on Channel 4/HBO Max.
“I’m so honoured to be taking up this role as a patron of Performers College. Whenever I speak to students in training, I am instantly taken back to that early curiosity I once had about this industry. I see that same keenness and enthusiasm in Performers students, so I’m thrilled to be engaging with them and offering an insight that will allow them to start bridging the gap between training and the industry from as early as possible.”
“This level of engagement is really important as it allows students to start expressing their views and feelings on the industry. I’m passionate about students being able to do this as it gives them a greater sense of autonomy over their creativity when they enter the profession.”
“I’m so excited about the new campus that will soon open its doors in Birmingham. As a native of the West Midlands, it’s thrilling to know that the campus will create more opportunities to nurture regional talent that may have been unable to access this level of vocational training further afield. Digbeth is a place that I have such fond memories of. As a teenager, I went there to see so many brilliant artists and musicians in their early years – I’m sure this new campus will create similar legacies for the talent it sends out into the industry.”