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Wardell Julius Clark

Actor, Director, Producer

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).

Featured Artworks

  •  Wardell Julius Clark artwork "Kill Move Paradise" Timeline Theatre
  •  Wardell Julius Clark artwork "The Shipment" Red Tape Theatre
  •  Wardell Julius Clark artwork "Dutch Masters" Jackalope Theatre
  •  Wardell Julius Clark artwork "Hoodoo Love" Raven Theatre
  •  Wardell Julius Clark artwork "Sheepdog" Shattered Globe