Omar Sangare is a Polish actor and director, who graduated from the Theater Academy in Warsaw, where he studied with the Oscar winning director, Andrzej Wajda. In 1994 he was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan Rickman, Michael Kahn, and Jeremy Irons. In 2006, Sangare received his Ph.D. from the Theater Academy in Warsaw. Sangare taught at UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, Wesleyan University, and Westmont College. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Theatre at Williams College. In 2007, he became founder and artistic director of the Dialogue ONE, International Festival for solo performances at WilliamsTheatre. He is also a leader of the United Solo theatre project in New York City (website).