Cry Havoc! Bios

Learn about the people behind the stage show “Cry Havoc!”

Stephan Wolfert (Creator/Writer/Performer/Choreographer)

Stephan Wolfert, Actor/Writer/Director, MFA, (AEA, SAG) (US Army, ’86-’93, Medic & Infantry Officer) Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan Received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Repertory Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. On Broadway, Stephan created and directed the military segments for Twyla Tharp & Billy Joel’s Tony-Award winning production Movin’ Out and a character coach for Cirque du Soleil’s, Mystere. He also co-created a touring Shakespeare Company for Trinity Rep Company, directed and taught acting Shakespeare at Cornell University and at Antelope Valley College.

Over that last decade and a half, Stephan has been honored to have worked with two Native American theater companies: Native Voices in Los Angeles and Native Earth in Toronto, Canada; Founded both Shakespeare & Veterans, and the Veterans Center for the Performing Arts (V.C.P.A.) in Los Angeles; He is also currently writing a book examining Shakespeare’s plays from a military Veterans perspective and serves as an advisor to PACH (Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity) at NYU.

Currently, Stephan is based out of NYC; he is the creator of DE-CRUIT®–a program to reintegrate military Veterans using classical actor training.

As an actor Stephan continues to perform his one-man show CRY HAVOC nationwide, which has received critical acclaim and three awards at the New Berkshire Theatre Awards: Best Production-Intimate Theatre, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor-Intimate Theatre, and Outstanding Direction of a Play-Intimate Theatre (Eric Tucker). His favorite Shakespeare roles performed include: Richard III, Richard III; Pericles, Pericles; Petruchio, Taming of the Shrew; Antony, Antony & Cleopatra; Cassio, Iago, Othello; Leontes, Polixenes, The Winter’s Tale; Antonio, Measure for Measure; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Mercutio, Paris, Friar Lawrence, Romeo & Juliet; Andrew Aguecheek, Orsino, Twelfth Night. His favorite Shakespeare plays he has directed are: Twelfth Night, Illyria, Macbeth, Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, and an allfemale production of Henry V.

Eric Tucker (Director)

Eric Tucker, Wall Street Journal DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2014. Off Broadway: Vanity Fair (The Pearl); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Drama League nom Best Revival, WSJ Best Classical Production 2015; NY Times Critics Pick); Tina Packer’s Women of Will.  Other: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Two River), Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (OSF); Pericles (APT); Sense and Sensibility (The Folger Theater, 4 Helen Hayes awards including Best Director and Best Production), Copenhagen (Central Square Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (HVSF), Mate (The Actors’ Gang). Eric received his M.F.A. from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He resides in New York City.