Stephan Wolfert’s CRY “HAVOC!”

Written by
STEPHAN WOLFERT

Directed by
ERIC TUCKER

After two years of paralysis from a high school sports injury. After six years in the United States Army. After a fullblown transition into a classic case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stephan Wolfert hopped off an Amtrak train deep in the mountains of Montana. Far from home. Close to the middle of nowhere. And without the first damn clue of what to do for the rest of his life. Until, as Fate would literally have it, he stepped into a local theater and saw a production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III.

Twenty years later, using Shakespeare’s timeless words, and a few of his own, actor/veteran Stephan Wolfert in CRY “HAVOC!” leads us on an interactive journey to meet Shakespeare’s veterans examining both the cost of war and the cost of failing to reintegrate veterans back into their communities.


CAST

STEPHAN WOLFERTWriter/Performer

After 25 years as a professional stage actor, Stephan is honored to be one of Theater Communication Group’s (TCG) Fox Foundation Acting Fellows for Distinguished Achievement. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing Shakespeare’s Richard III. He 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 and Billy Joel’s Tony-Award winning production Movin’ Out. He was an original cast member in Kate Hamil’s long running world premiere Sense and Sensibility and appeared in the acclaimed, four-actor production of Saint Joan off Broadway in New York City. Stephan also won the Syracuse Area Theater Award for best actor in Kate Hamill’s Pride & Prejudice at Syracuse Stage.  For the last decade Stephan has been touring his critically acclaimed, award-winning solo piece Cry Havoc!  Stephan has performed Cry Havoc! over 500 times at venues across the U.S. and in seven other countries.

Stephan also frequently writes, lectures and is interviewed for his work known as DE-CRUIT®: a program that treats trauma using Shakespeare and science. For DE-CRUIT® Stephan has co-written ten scientific journals and contributed four book chapters in the scientific field. He has also taught DE-CRUIT® at: Cornell University, Syracuse University, Norwich University, Boston College, Antelope Valley College, NYU-TISCH, Folsom Prison, Solano Prison, Fox Valley Prison, Racine Correctional Facility, and addiction recovery centers from Fort Worth, Texas to New York City. For this work he has been awarded American Group Psychotherapy Association’s (AGPA) Aaron Stein Award and the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Max Gabriel Memorial Award. Stephan owes his life to the theatre community and his wife Dawn Stern.


CREATIVE TEAM

Stephan Wolfert
Playwright

Eric Tucker
Director

PRODUCTION TEAM

COMING SOON

DIG DEEPER

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thu. Oct 27, 2:00 PM
  • Fri. Oct 28, 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE LOCATION

Mesa Arts Center
Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse Theater

One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201



BOX OFFICE CONTACT & LOCATION

Ticketing for all SW Shakes productions is done through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.  PERFORMANCE LOCATION can be found at the top of this page in this column.

MESA ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE
1 E Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

480) 644-6500

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12–5PM
Wednesday 12–5PM
Thursday 12–5PM
Friday 12–5PM
Saturday 12–5PM
Sunday Closed

 


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