About the Producer
Michael DiJuan McNeil was born in Lancaster, PA and raised in Beaufort, SC. He is the graduate of Battery Creek High School and Academy of Career Excellence where he received his state cosmetology license. Michael worked as a hairstylist for 3 years and a nail tech for 15 years. Always having a drive for business, Michael opened a residential and commercial cleaning company and maintained it for seven years. After realizing cleaning wasn’t his passion, Michael pursued acting. In 2017, Michael began studying the craft and business of acting in Atlanta and New York. He traveled from South Carolina to Atlanta and New York once a month for an entire year attending classes, workshops and auditions. Michael signed with his first agent in Atlanta and with another in New York shortly thereafter. His most notable film roles include a sarcastic college kid in Dungeons and Kraken, a very confrontational brother in Separated At Birth and a scared janitor in The Quonset as well as starring in High Maintenance which he wrote and produced. In 2020, Michael took interest in organic hair products. While still in New York, he started doing research on the natural skin and hair industry. Returning home, due to COVID 19, was the perfect opportunity to focus on that. Shortly after the national shut down, Insentials By DiJano was born. Michael now provides organic skin products such as soaps, candles and sea moss. These products are sold in his hometown of Beaufort at Penn Center’s Visitor Center and The Beaufort Visitor Center. They are also available at Brighter Day in Savannah, GA.
During this time, Michael managed to produce a virtual improv show called SAY YES Improv and performed in the New York Off-Broadway musical Life Insurance. Michael also starred in leading roles for the Savannah, GA production of the short film Stolen Promise and two immersive theater projects Savannah Underground and Dinner Detective .Taking his career to the next level and seeing the need for more entertainment in Beaufort sparked the Play And Eat Dinner Theater. This is Beaufort’s first black owned dinner theater. It's held in the heart of downtown at the Black Chamber of Commerce.