Associate Professor of Theatre

sherrikj@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: www.wolfjsherrill.com

Wolf J Sherrill is an associate professor of acting at James Madison University, a freelance director, and an award winning equity actor. Wolf has worked in numerous regional theatres including the Indiana Repertory Theater, The Contemporary American Theater Company, and The Arvada Center.  Favorite roles include, Mr. Darcy/Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, Marc Antony in Julius Caesar, George in Of Mice and Men and Baba Melvin in the feature film The Rise of the Fellowship currently streaming on Netflix. Wolf is an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, enjoys snowboarding, and is an avid Ohio State fan.  He can be found online at www.wolfjsherrill.com

Education

  • M.F.A. Indiana University (Bloomington), 2000
  • B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University, 1992
  • Internship with Rosalie Joseph Casting NY, 1991

Classes Taught at JMU Include:

  • Basic Acting
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Advanced Acting

Primary Research Area: 

  • Stage Combat

Acting:

Partial List includes:

  • The Heiress, Morris, The Arvada Center
  • ART, Serge, Snowy Range Summer Theatre
  • Proof, Hal, Contemporary American Theatre Company
  • The Laramie Project, Andy Paris Roles, Contemporary American Theatre Company
  • SubUrbia, Buff, Contemporary American Theatre Company
  • Lunching, Bill Black, The Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis)
  • Julius Ceasar, Marc Antony, Indiana Repertory Theatre
  • Taming of the Shrew, Tranio, Indiana Repertory Theatre
  • It Runs in the Family, David, Brown County Playhouse
  • Wait Until Dark, Mike Talman, Brown County Playhouse
  • MADCAP Productions, Actor/Puppeteer, Touring Co.
  • Tecumseh!, Wasegoboah, Scioto Society, Inc.
  • Diphthong, Sid, Ensemble Studio Theatre (Off Broadway)

Directing:

 

  • Dearly Departed, Theatre West, 2007
  • Brilliant Traces, KCACTF Regional “Splash”, 2007
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago, University of Wyoming Fall 2006
  • ProofSnowy Range Summer Theatre Co.2006                                          
  • A Christmas Carol, University of Wyoming, 2005
  • Barefoot in the Park, Snowy Range Summer Theatre Co., 2005
  • All My Sons, University of Wyoming, 2004
  • Deathtrap, Snowy Range Summer Theatre Co., 2004
  • Reckless, University of Wyoming, 2003
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Indiana University, 2000

Professional Affiliations:

  • Actors Equity Association
  • Society of American Fight Directors
  • Member of Theta Alpha Phi, honorary theater fraternity
  • KCACTF Respondent

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Merit, Directing, All My Sons, KCACTF, 2004
  • Certificate of Merit, Directing, Reckless, KCACTF, 2004
  • National Society of Arts and Letters Finalist, 1999
  • Rocky Award for excellence in stage combat, 1993

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