Artist Bio

Wardell Julius Clark

(Bio as of March 2022)

Wardell Julius Clark (Directoris 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 and an ensemble member at Sideshow Theatre. Wardell recently returned from Williamstown Theatre Festival where he directed the world premieres of “Black Moon Lilith”; “A Ghost in Satin” and “don’t get got” as 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 Company); Kill Move Paradise (TimeLine Theatre, 2020 Jeff Award winner for direction); Sheepdog (Shattered Globe); His Shadow (16th Street); The Shipment (Red Tape) and Dutch Masters (Jackalope). Select acting credits include The Whisperer’s Apprentice; 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). His television and film credits include Proven Innocent; Shameless and Chicago Fire Seasons 1 & 4. Wardell was the Newcity Magazine’s 2020 “New Player of the Moment” and a recipient of the 2021 3Arts Foundation “Make a Wave” grant.