Stephan Wolfert

Stephan Woldert, Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – Medic and Infantry Officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI in 2000. On Broadway, Stephan helped to create the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out. He is an actor and the Director of Veterans Outreach for the NYC-based, critically-acclaimed, award-winning off-Broadway theater company, Bedlam. Performing in their productions of HamletSaint Joan, The Seagull, Sense & Sensibility, and his one-man show Cry Havoc!, directed by Eric Tucker. As an actor, director, writer and teaching artist Stephan has worked throughout North America and even in Rome, Italy. He has worked for decades: examining Shakespeare from a military veteran’s perspective, working with fellow military veterans and scientists, Shakespeare’s text and classical actor training to heal trauma and to aid in the transition from military service back into life as a civilian. For his work with Shakespeare & Veterans, Stephan has received a certificate of appreciation from the City Council of Los Angeles, presented by fellow veteran and councilman the late Bill Rosendahl. He has been published in the fields of both art and science for his work, Stephan is also a member of the NYU think tank PACH (Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity). A proud member of Bedlam, and the founder of DE-CRUIT®, Stephan, now based in New York City, continues his work with Shakespeare & Veterans nationally and internationally.