Omar Sangare

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Chairperson and Professor of Theatre

'62 Center for Theatre & Dance Rm 189


M.F.A. The Theatre Academy, Theatre (1993)
Ph.D. The Theatre Academy, Theatre (2006)



Acting: Physical Theatre and Body Language (not offered 2022/23)


Solo Performance
(not offered 2022/23)


To Be Or Not To Be: Theatrical Decision-Making (not offered 2022/23)


Omar Sangare received his Ph.D. from the Theater Academy in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied with Oscar-winning director Andrzej Wajda.

Dr. Sangare holds many film, television, and radio credits. For his one-man drama True Theater Critic, he received the Best in Acting Award by The New York International Fringe Festival, the Best Performance Award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, and other recognitions.

The New York press acclaimed his lead performance in the Arena Players Repertory Theater production of Othello. Barbara Delatiner of The New York Times wrote: “Omar Sangare was born to play Othello!” His published literary work includes books of poetry and best-selling collections of short stories. Dr. Sangare taught Master Classes at UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, LAMDA, and the Edinburgh Theater Festival.

In 2007, he became founder and artistic director of the Dialogue ONE Theatre Festival at Williamstheatre. Recently, he founded the United Solo Festival, the World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival held in New York City.

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This year’s  1st Annual United Solo Theatre Festival will be held in New York, November 8-21 (2010) in Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street, New York City.  For a full schedule of these intriguing plays, including “Today It’s Me,” a play about legendary Ugandan musician Philly Lutaaya’s struggle with AIDS, performed by Williams alum, Donald Molosi (’09), see here.