Starting his career in Montreal as an actor, Omari studied theatre at Concordia University and NTS. His career as a playwright began with the creation of his hip/hop theatre production Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of . The play and the creation of his hip hop theatre company Boldskool Productions were his response as an artist to the 2008 Montreal police shooting of unarmed Fredy Villanueva. He is currently developing a companion piece Black and Blue Matters with Black Theatre Workshop and the NAC. He now lives in Vancouver where, in addition to his work as a playwright, he has a very exciting TV and film career.
Watch Omari’s TedTalk The Essential Service of Art.
The 2022 Saturday Salons are part of Artistic Diversity Discussion @ Centaur, which is generously sponsored by Canada Life.