She-Wolf

by Stephen Wolfert & Dawn Stern

2019, Main Stage

She-Wolf

by Stephen Wolfert & Dawn Stern

2019, Main Stage

Adapted by Stephan Wolfert and Dawn Stern From Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III.

 

Despite being taken prisoner of war, then ransomed off by her father to the feckless king of a foreign country, Margaret of Anjou went on to command armies. William Shakespeare was so entranced with her that he included her in four of his plays.

 

Playwrights Stephan Wolfert (best known at Amphibian for Cry Havoc! ) and Dawn Stern will spotlight Margaret’s story by adapting Shakespeare’s work to focus on this remarkable queen.

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De-Cruit Founder & Actor

Stephan Wolfert

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Stephan Wolfert

Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – Medic and Infantry Officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory. Stephan created the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out.

Stephan is the founder of DE-CRUIT, a program he designed after examining Shakespeare from a military veteran’s perspective, working with fellow military veterans and scientists, and using Shakespeare’s text and classical actor training to heal trauma. For his work with DE-CRUIT he is the recipient of the Aaron Stein Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Max Gabriel Memorial Award presented by National Alliance for Mental Illness, Berkshire Theater Awards for his one-man play Cry Havoc! among many others.

Stephan is the Head of Outreach at Bedlam Theater NYC, and an advisory member of PACH, Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity at NYU.

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

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Dawn Stern

DAWN STERN is an actor, playwrite, and COO of DE-CRUIT, a non-profit that treats trauma through Shakespeare and Science.  DE-CRUIT has partnered with Amphibian Stage to deliver workshops, clinics, presentations, and performances with veterans in Fort Worth including Tarrant County Vet Court.

 

Dawn oversees development, on-site residencies, key notes, clinics, and day to day operations of DE-CRUIT.  She earned her B.S. in Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and has been a proud Equity member since 1987.  Early in her career she worked in St. Louis and Chicago where she earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards.

Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she began a seventeen-year television acting career which includes six pilots, three series regular shows, and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include a series regular role on: Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter, and Nobody plus a recurring role on the Young and the Restless.

Notable guest star appearances include: Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood.  Dawn has worked with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey on the Steve Harvey Show, Wanda Sykes on Wanda at Large and Monique on The Parkers. Her film credits include: The Fugitive and Original Gangstas.

On the professional stage, some of Dawn’s favorite roles have been: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Paulina in A Winter’s Tale, Goneril in King Lear and Margaret in an adaptation she co-wrote with her husband (Stephan Wolfert) called She-Wolf which had its World Premiere at Amphibian Stage.

Off stage she is a member of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) and represents BIPOC membership on the Education Conference Planning Committee for STA (Shakespeare Theaters Association.

Actor

James Edward Becton

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James Edward Becton

James Edward Becton, a United States Army Veteran, holds a BFA from Niagara University and is a product of training from Stella Adler, Matthew Corozine Studio and Shakespeare & Co. of Lenox, MA. James Edward, an alumni of Stephan Wolferts’ DE-CRUIT has recently called Amphibian home as Actor 2/The First Duke of Suffolk in the world premiere of She-Wolf and is happy to be considered a new family member.

Actor

Drew Ledbetter

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Actor

Drew Ledbetter

De-Cruit Founder & Actor

Stephan Wolfert

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Stephan Wolfert

Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – Medic and Infantry Officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory. Stephan created the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out.

Stephan is the founder of DE-CRUIT, a program he designed after examining Shakespeare from a military veteran’s perspective, working with fellow military veterans and scientists, and using Shakespeare’s text and classical actor training to heal trauma. For his work with DE-CRUIT he is the recipient of the Aaron Stein Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Max Gabriel Memorial Award presented by National Alliance for Mental Illness, Berkshire Theater Awards for his one-man play Cry Havoc! among many others.

Stephan is the Head of Outreach at Bedlam Theater NYC, and an advisory member of PACH, Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity at NYU.

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

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De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

DAWN STERN is an actor, playwrite, and COO of DE-CRUIT, a non-profit that treats trauma through Shakespeare and Science.  DE-CRUIT has partnered with Amphibian Stage to deliver workshops, clinics, presentations, and performances with veterans in Fort Worth including Tarrant County Vet Court.

 

Dawn oversees development, on-site residencies, key notes, clinics, and day to day operations of DE-CRUIT.  She earned her B.S. in Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and has been a proud Equity member since 1987.  Early in her career she worked in St. Louis and Chicago where she earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards.

Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she began a seventeen-year television acting career which includes six pilots, three series regular shows, and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include a series regular role on: Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter, and Nobody plus a recurring role on the Young and the Restless.

Notable guest star appearances include: Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood.  Dawn has worked with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey on the Steve Harvey Show, Wanda Sykes on Wanda at Large and Monique on The Parkers. Her film credits include: The Fugitive and Original Gangstas.

On the professional stage, some of Dawn’s favorite roles have been: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Paulina in A Winter’s Tale, Goneril in King Lear and Margaret in an adaptation she co-wrote with her husband (Stephan Wolfert) called She-Wolf which had its World Premiere at Amphibian Stage.

Off stage she is a member of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) and represents BIPOC membership on the Education Conference Planning Committee for STA (Shakespeare Theaters Association.

Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

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Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

Scenic Designer

Clare Floyd Devries

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Scenic Designer

Clare Floyd Devries

Artistic Director

Kathleen Culebro

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Artistic Director

Kathleen Culebro

Born and raised in Mexico City, Kathleen is the Founding Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage, where she has produced over 100 plays in Fort Worth and New York – most of them world, US, or regional premieres. She has taught Screenwriting and Stage Makeup at Texas Christian University and proudly serves on the board of the Women’s Policy Forum. Also a playwright, Kathleen is the author of La Llorona, which premiered off-Broadway at Theatre Row in a production by Stageplays Theatre Company in 2007 and which has received productions around the country. A Leopard Complains of Its Spots premiered at the Pantheon Theatre in New York in 2001 with an extended run. Her play Smart Pretty Funny premiered at Amphibian Stage in 2016 and has since been produced in Australia and at other venues in the US.

Props Designer

Amber Jones

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Props Designer

Amber Jones

Sound Designer

David Lanza

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Sound Designer

David Lanza

David Lanza has been sound designing in DFW for some time now, is excited to still be sound designing, and looks forward to sound designing more in the future.  He also loves the Phibs always and forever.  Pro-tip: eat half of your cookie now, and save the other half for a late night snack after the show.  Follow David Lanza Audio on Facebook or go to www.DavidLanzaAudio.com to learn more.  Or look up my LiveJournal I had in high school. Love to Nikki, Maggie, Peter, and the Oxford comma

Lighting Designer

Adam Chamberlin

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Lighting Designer

Adam Chamberlin

Adam Chamberlin is delighted to be returning to Amphibian Stage Productions. He is Managing Director of Theatre Production and Associate Professor of Lighting and Sound Design for the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. Previously, he has taught as an Asst. Professor for the Dance Department ad Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently serving on the Leadership of the Lighting Commission for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology as Awards Coordinator and Poster Session Co-Coordinator. Previously, he has held the positions of Vice-Commissioner of Special Projects and Light Lab Designer. He has designed lighting internationally and nationally for companies including The Latin Ballet of Virginia, Shakespeare Dallas, Oklahoma City Rep., One World Theatre, Circle Theatre, Stage West and WaterTower Theatre. He was a founding member of Dysfunctional Theatre Company in NYC. In addition, he is a founding member of the Beyond the Sock Puppetry. He holds an MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin.

Technical Director

Jeff Stanfield

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Technical Director

Jeff Stanfield

Jeff Stanfield is a graduate of Texas Christian University. After spending eight and a half seasons with Dallas Children’s Theater, he is pleased to have returned to Fort Worth with Amphibian Stage. You may have seen him on stage under the open Texas sky at the Hip Pocket Theatre in such productions as Love Letters to a Raven, Loop the Loop, In Watermelon Sugar, The Lake Worth Monster and Don Quixote.

Actor

Kelsey Milbourn

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Kelsey Milbourn

Kelsey Milbourn (AEA) is a KS native and TCU graduate with a BFA in musical theatre and independent study in modern dance. She’s adjunct faculty for the BFA theatre program at TCU and is an actor and dance/fight/intimacy choreographer in the DFW area as well as a stilts instructor for Amphibians Tadpoles for 4 years. Some of her recent acting and choreo work includes projects at Stage West, Circle Theatre, DTC, Undermain Theatre, Amphibian Stage Productions, WaterTower, Danspiek NYC, Cape Fear Regional. She’s been artistic associate of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for a decade and a proud recipient of the Tarrant County Theatre League award.

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Mitchell Stephens

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De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Mitchell Stephens

Mitchell Stephens is an actor, choreographer and movement artist based in DFW. Mitchell is happy to be back at Amphibian after working on She Wolf, Cyrano, Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Mitchell’s work spans the country and all over the metroplex. Recent Credits include Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, The Great Distance Home, Silent Sky, Lord of the Flies (WaterTower Theatre), Reykjavík (Kitchen Dog Theatre) La Maupin: The French Abomination, Everything will be Fine (Prism Movement Theatre). Mitchell is a proud facilitator for De-Cruit, using Shakespeare to treat Post Traumatic Stress and specializes in incarcerated veterans with Amphibian.

Dialect Consultant, Actor

Krista Scott

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Dialect Consultant, Actor

Krista Scott

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