Artist Bios

Wardell Julius Clark

Wardell Julius Clark

(Bio as of December 2021)

Wardell Julius Clark (U/S Citizen Barlow), a Chicago-based award-winning actor, director, producer, activist who hails from Fairfield, Alabama, makes his Goodman Theatre debut. Select acting credits include The Whisper's Apprentice and Once in a Bleu Moon (Sideshow Theatre), Flyin’ West (American Blues), Suddenly Last Summer (Raven), Silent Sky (First Folio), Othello (Theater at Monmouth) and The Gospel According to James (Victory Gardens). He earned his BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Clark is a Company Member with TimeLine Theatre and an Ensemble Member at Sideshow Theatre. He recently returned from Williamstown Theatre Festival, where he directed the world premieres of Black Moon Lilith, A Ghost in Satin and was one of three directors of Celebrating the Black Radical Imagination: Nine Solo Plays. Select Chicago directing credits include Michael Jackson and The Devil's Book, Whitney Houston and The Devil's Book (Jackalope Theatre Company); Kill Move Paradise (Timeline Theatre - 2020 Jeff Award Winner, Best Director (Large); Sheepdog (Shattered Globe); His Shadow (16th Street); The Shipment (Red Tape); Dutch Masters (Jackalope). His television and film credits include Proven Innocent, Shameless and Chicago Fire (seasons one and four). Wardelljuliusclark.com

With Goodman Theatre