Oliver Wadsworth

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Visiting Faculty

Oliver Wadsworth is an award winning actor and writer who has worked extensively throughout the U.S. His upcoming projects include plays at the Fulton Theatre, White Heron Theatre, and The Rep in Albany.

Office Hours: Mon. & Thur. 12-2pm, in VAPA E223 (S19)


Wadsworth has worked extensively in the U.S. as an actor and writer. He was in the first National tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Off Broadway performances include: Endpapers (Variety Arts); Well (The Public Theater); Bread and Roses (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional credits include: Fall River (Penguin Rep); Peter and the Starcatcher (Pioneer Theatre); Mystery of Irma Vep (Arizona Theatre Company); Misalliance (Old Globe and Seattle Repertory); An Enemy of the People (Long Wharf Theatre); Santaland Diaries, Dracula and Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Peter Pan (Denver Center Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Syracuse Stage); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Fulton Theater); Shipwrecked (AriZoni Award, Actors Theatre of Phoenix); Sherlock Holmes and the Jersey LilyNoises Off and Murder on the Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival); Fully Committed (Metroland Best Performance), The Taming of the ShrewTake Me Out and Art (Capital Rep.); Stones In His Pockets (Metroland Best Performance, Adirondack Theatre Festival); Emilie (WAM Theatre); Velocity of Autumn (White Heron Theatre and Hubbard Hall); Dancing Lessons (Shaker Bridge Theatre). Television and film performances include: “Deliver Us from Evil”, “Ed’s Next Move”, “Dotty Gets Spanked”, and “Law and Order SVU”. In addition, Wadsworth performed his solo performance The Tarnation of Russell Colvin at Dorset Theatre Festival and Hubbard Hall. As a writer, he has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony and Yaddo, and grants from The Vermont Community Foundation, Diverse Forms Artists’ Projects Regional Initiative Award for New York State, Franklin Furnace and NYSCA. Following are his upcoming performances: Mystery of Irma Vep at the Fulton Theatre and Red Maple at The Rep in Albany. He has an MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program. Wadsworth was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2019.