Isaiah Dòdó-Williams '22 Selected for Disney's 2024 Talent Showcase

Carlos Barragán
June 24, 2024

Acting alumnus Isaiah Dòdó-Williams ’22 has been selected as part of the 2024 Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase. The showcase, now in its 22nd year, is heading in a new direction by premiering D-Day: An Original Workplace Comedy, an ensemble piece that reflects ABC Casting’s dedication to nurturing and celebrating emerging talent. Dòdó-Williams, along with nine other rising actors, will perform in this in-person screening event for an industry-invited audience, set to take place this summer.

D-Day: An Original Workplace Comedy centers around an LA tech startup’s HR team as they grapple with rumors of an impending acquisition by a tech giant. As uncertainty looms large, this ragtag department unites to save their jobs and shake up their corporate ecosystem.

Written by Eric Myrick, directed by Karan Soni, and executive produced by Richard J. Lee, with Brittani Nichols providing script consultancy and mentorship, the project promises to be a standout in Disney’s portfolio of innovative television projects.

“As we build on the rich legacy of Disney Television Discovers, we are thrilled to introduce these 10 extraordinary actors on the rise,” said Felicia Joseph, SVP of Casting for ABC Entertainment. “This year, my team has reimagined the showcase with a fresh format in collaboration with Soni, Myrick, Nichols, and various creative teams throughout Disney Entertainment Television. We look forward to presenting this extended ensemble piece to the industry at large and championing these artists in their journeys both in front of and behind the camera.” 

Isaiah Dòdó-Williams is a Nigerian-American actor. Born in Lagos, he immigrated to the United States at age six with his parents and three older siblings after his parents won the diversity visa lottery. Dòdó-Williams earned his BA in Acting from California State University San Bernardino. While at Columbia, he performed in productions of A Raisin in the Sun, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Three Sisters, Seven Guitars, New World Radio, My Children My Africa, Hedda Gabler, and Dance Nation, among others.