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Wardell Julius Clark

 
Bio:
Wardell Julius Clark is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist who hails from Fairfield, Alabama but now calls Chicago home. He earned his BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Wardell is a Company Member with TimeLine Theatre. He is also an Ensemble Member at Sideshow ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Wardell Julius Clark is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist who hails from Fairfield, Alabama but now calls Chicago home. He earned his BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Wardell is a Company Member with TimeLine Theatre. He is also an Ensemble Member at Sideshow ... (read complete bio)
 

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Tiffany Oglesby, Wardell Julius Clark, Tiffany Renee Johnson, Sydney Charles Photo

Tiffany Oglesby, Wardell Julius Clark, Tiffany Renee Johnson, Sydney Charles

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Ayanna Bria Bakari, Grayson Heyl and Wardell Julius Clark Photo

Ayanna Bria Bakari, Grayson Heyl and Wardell Julius Clark

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Janyce Caraballo, Mary K. Nigohosian, Wardell Julius Clark and Grayson Heyl Photo

Janyce Caraballo, Mary K. Nigohosian, Wardell Julius Clark and Grayson Heyl

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Mary K. Nigohosian and Wardell Julius Clark Photo

Mary K. Nigohosian and Wardell Julius Clark

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Wardell Julius Clark, Ayanna Bria Bakari, Grayson Heyl, Ann James and Andrew Rathgebe Photo

Wardell Julius Clark, Ayanna Bria Bakari, Grayson Heyl, Ann James and Andrew Rathgeber

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Wardell Julius Clark Biography

Wardell Julius Clark is an award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist who hails from Fairfield, Alabama but now calls Chicago home. He earned his BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Wardell is a Company Member with TimeLine Theatre. He is also an Ensemble Member at Sideshow Theatre.

Recently, Wardell returned from Williamstown Theatre Festival where he directed the world premieres of Black Moon Lilith, A Ghost in Satin, and don't get got this summer, part of the "Solo Play Festival Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination." Select Chicago directing credits include Michael Jackson and The Devil's Book/Whitney Houston and The Devil's Book (Jackalope Theatre); Kill Move Paradise (Timeline Theatre, 2020 Jeff Award Winner - Best Director (Large); Sheepdog (Shattered Globe); His Shadow (16th Street Theater); The Shipment (Red Tape Theatre); and Dutch Masters (Jackalope). Select acting credits include The Whisper's Apprentice and Once in a Bleu Moon (Sideshow Theatre), Flyin’ West (American Blues Theater), Suddenly Last Summer (Raven Theatre), Silent Sky (First Folio Theatre), Othello (Theater at Monmouth), and The Gospel According to James (Victory Gardens). His television and film credits include Proven Innocent, Shameless, and Chicago Fire (Seasons 1 and 4).




Wardell Julius Clark News

World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. to Debut in August at Timeline Theatre Photo World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. to Debut in August at Timeline Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2022

TimeLine Theatre Company will return to its longtime home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood for its 26th season opener, the world premiere of Campaigns, Inc.

World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. & More Announced for TimeLine Theatre Company 2022- Photo World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. & More Announced for TimeLine Theatre Company 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

After celebrating its 25th Anniversary in residence at Theater Wit—a season that featured the world premiere, acclaimed hit Relentless, which went on to an extended run at Goodman Theatre—the company will return to its longtime home in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood, located at 615 W. Wellington Avenue, for three productions.

Chicago Premiere of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN & More Announced for Raven Theatre's 40th A Photo Chicago Premiere of RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN & More Announced for Raven Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

Raven Theatre has announced its 40th Anniversary Season, kicking off this fall with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank.

TimeLine Theatre Company Names Mica Cole as New Executive Director Photo TimeLine Theatre Company Names Mica Cole as New Executive Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

 TimeLine Theatre Company announced today that it has named Mica Cole as the company’s new Executive Director, effective May 16.

TimeLine Theatre Company's RELENTLESS Extended at the Goodman Photo TimeLine Theatre Company's RELENTLESS Extended at the Goodman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

As the TimeLine Theatre Company production of Relentless by Tyla Abercrumbie, directed by Ron OJ Parson opens tonight at the Goodman, strong demand for tickets have spurred a six-performance extension.

About Face Theatre to Stage THE MAGNOLIA BALLET Photo About Face Theatre to Stage THE MAGNOLIA BALLET
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

About Face Theatre continues its 27th season with the Chicago premiere of Terry Guest’s haunting new drama THE MAGNOLIA BALLET, running May 12 through June 11, 2022, at the Den Theatre. Following the story of a young Black man in Georgia who finds a shocking discovery among his grandfather's letters, THE MAGNOLIA BALLET explores the need to tear down the rules that are killing us in order to finally live. Associate Artistic Director Mikael Burke premiered this new work in March 2022 at Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis and now brings the play to Chicago with playwright Terry Guest in the lead role.

Goodman Theatre to Present CEPHIANNE'S REFLECTION  As Next 'Future Labs' Reading Photo Goodman Theatre to Present CEPHIANNE'S REFLECTION As Next 'Future Labs' Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

Goodman Theatre announces its next Future Labs reading: Cephianne's Reflection by Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. The second offering (of six workshops and presentations anticipated) of Future Labs' second season, Backstrom's new play is penned in homage to an American dialect and colorful culture found on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia—where the descendants of slaves learned how to turn pain into power.

Casting Announced For GEM OF THE OCEAN at the Goodman Photo Casting Announced For GEM OF THE OCEAN at the Goodman
by Stephi Wild - Dec 17, 2021

Resident Director Chuck Smith, who served as the original production's dramaturg, directs a cast of seven—featuring Sharif Atkins (Citizen Barlow), Sydney Charles (Black Mary), Lisa Gaye Dixon (Aunt Ester), Gary Houston (Rutherford Selig), Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Caesar), A.C. Smith (Eli) and James A. Williams (Solly Two Kings).

Raven Theatre Presents THE LAST PAIR OF EARLIES World Premiere! Photo Raven Theatre Presents THE LAST PAIR OF EARLIES World Premiere!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2021

Raven Theatre, Chicago's newest Equity-affiliated theatre, welcomes back audiences this fall with the world premiere of Joshua Allen's The Last Pair of Earlies, directed by Wardell Julius Clark.

TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 25th Anniversary Season Photo TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, is thrilled to announce that it will celebrate its 25th Anniversary season with a return to live productions starting in January 2022.

Wardell Julius Clark Videos

BWW TV: TimeLine Theatre Presents KILL MOVE PARADISE VideoBWW TV: TimeLine Theatre Presents KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2020

Four young black men, torn from the world without warning, discover themselves stuck in a nebulous waiting room in the afterlife. While balancing the reality of their past and the uncertainty of their future, their souls try to find peace in Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames, receiving its Chicago premiere February 12 a?" April 5, 2020 at TimeLine Theatre Company.

VIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST VideoVIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at American Blues Theate's Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre VideoVIDEO: INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY Comes to Stage Left Theatre
by Leah Windahl - Jan 16, 2018

INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, directed by Wardell Julius Clark, opened at Stage Left Theatre on January 11th and runs through February 11th. The play, by Robert O'Hara, tells the story of a young African-American man who trying to complete his grad school thesis on Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. Aided by his great-great grandfather, he travels back in time to meet Nat in person.