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 Living Room Theatre and The Rep in Albany.


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 Sideways (Peccadillo Theatre); Endpapers (Variety Arts); Well (The Public Theater); Bread and Roses (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional credits include A Nantucket Christmas CarolSantaland Diaries and Velocity of Autumn (White Heron Theatre); 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 and Mystery of Irma Vep (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).

Television and film performances include: “Blacklist”, “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. He has an MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program.

Wadsworth was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for Spring 2019 and Spring 2023.