Colin Wulff Bio
Colin Wulff lives and works in NYC (Astoria, Queens). He graduated from Oberlin College in 2014 with Highest Honors in Theater for his thesis on his performance as Osvald in Ibsen's Ghosts. The following year, he performed in Southern Shakespeare's revival season as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the newly opened Cascades Park Amphitheatre in Tallahassee, FL, and performed as a returning artist for Oberlin Summer Theater Festival's productions of All's Well That Ends Well and Treasure Island playing Bertram and Jim Hawkins respectively, and teaching the festival's weeklong high school Shakespeare intensive as well.
Prior to that, he had theater experience in the community, collegiate, and professional levels with Middlebury College, Florida State University, Cleveland Public Theatre, Irish Repertory Theater of Tallahassee, and Oberlin College, among other companies. He has performed at Middlebury College, Florida State University, Oberlin College, and Columbia University. He took a gap year between his senior year of high school and freshman year of college, deferring enrollment to Oberlin so he could improve his dance and vocal skills, learn guitar, maintain his clarinet skills, travel, perform in local productions, and work on a multitude of creative projects, including songwriting. That winter, he spent a month in Dangriga, Belize running an after-school theater program at the Sacred Heart Ecumenical School, teaching an entirely self-designed curriculum to between forty and seventy kids every day, culminating in a showcase performance at the end of the semester.
While in Oberlin, he began his college theater career performing in the world premier official redaction of Kander and Ebb's Flora the Red Menace, (under partial supervision of John Kander and David Thompson) playing Kenny. From there he played prominent roles in many department and student productions, both musicals and straight theater. He ran the student theater board from 2012-2013, and served as the Theater and Dance Department's assistant company manager for the second half of his time at Oberlin. He originated the role of William Bartram in the world premier reading of Romulus Linney's final play The Flower Hunter, and had eight short original works of his produced by various theater festivals and showcases.
Since moving to NYC, he has worked in multiple productions, including two at Columbia University (Ivànov and The Bacchae), Twelve Angry Men with AlphaNYC, and the New York debut of the new Jane Martin play H2O at 59E59 Theaters, among others. He is the Assistant Director of Religious Education, as well as the Drama teacher, at the All Soul's Unitarian Church on Lexington Avenue, and is recently directed the annual Christmas pageant. He does freelance academic tutoring, accounting paralegal assistance on the side, as well as occasional work in thrift stores. He spent this past summer working with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Boston, where he became an Equity Membership Candidate. This spring he worked with the New York Shakespeare companies Bottom's Dream (on their Shakespeare double feature, The Bride) and Underling Productions (The Comedy of Errors).
He recently finished directing a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the all-boys private school Allen Stevenson, and in the summer of 2017 (this summer) he will be working with Hip to Hip Theatre bringing free outdoor Shakespeare to underserved communities around the city. He has spent his spring taking several classes: He took a Chekhov course with Yale MFA Directing Graduate and Northwestern, Oberlin, and Sarah Lawrence professor Claudia Zelevanski. He has been taking (and continues to take) adult gymnastics classes at Chelsea Piers and is pleased to now include back handsprings and front tucks in his gymnastics repertoire. Lastly, he enrolled in a rapier/dagger course with the stage combat company Swordplay, and received his certification with recommendation from Broadway fight master J. Allen Suddeth.
This past year (September 2017-May 2018) Colin worked with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as an acting intern and teaching artist, and performed in a variety of shows, both Shakespeare and contemporary. He received his Equity card in May, 2018. Shows and roles at ASF included Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, a caroler (among other things) in A Christmas Carol, Kai in The Snow Queen, and Sea Captain/Clarinetist in Twelfth Night. He has also understudied Fred in A Christmas Carol, James Keller in The Miracle Worker, and Sebastian in Twelfth Night, and had produced in one of the Festival's alternative spaces an original one-act play called Walt Whitman's Brain, which was well-received and performed three times to full and enthusiastic houses.
This year, Colin is back in Queens, and was hired to work again with Hip to Hip Theatre, this time playing Edgar in King Lear and one of the Dumaine brothers in All's Well That Ends Well.
In early December, he signed with Lynne Jebens of The Krasny Office.