Omar Treyci Kay Willis spent the majority of his youth split between inner-city Washington D.C. and the suburbs of Seattle, WA. Having navigated various cultural and socioeconomic class levels, afforded Treyci Kay to have a decade-long career in the fashion industry as an editorial hair designer.
Keeping his eyes on his first love of storytelling, Willis completed a BA in Communications at University of Washington. Capitalizing on a scholarship opportunity, he completed his studies within just two calendar years.
A recent graduate of University of Southern California’s MFA screenwriting program, Omar was an Annenberg Fellow and an intern with Showtime Network’s Original Programming Department. He has also placed semifinalist or better in prestigious writing competitions such as: The Sundance Episodic Lab, We Screenplay Diverse Voices and The Humanitas Prize.
As a performer, he has studied improv and sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, acting at the University of Washington, improv at Unexpected Productions in Seattle and with the late Gary Austin, founder of The Groundlings.
In between his schooling, he has penned numerous scripts and novels. His first book, 98012 & the Guardian’s Key, peaked at #7 internationally on Amazon/Kindle’s list of free downloads and is being used as curriculum by Edmonds Public Schools.