An Executive Director for the Arts in Academia / Freelance Artist
Mr. Wolfe is currently an Associate Professor at Missouri Southern State University and Chair of the Theatre Dept.
In small spaces or large theatres, Mr. Wolfe has directed and devised theatre, musicals, and operas for over 10 years.
Mr. Wolfe has been choreographing violence for the stage and screen for over 20 years.
Erick Wolfe is currently serving as the Chair of Theatre, co-director of Musical Theatre, and program director for the Arts Administration and Leadership program at Missouri Southern State University. He has trained and directed professional actors and performers for over 20 years and has worked with top-rated performers and directors from all around the world in Opera, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Theatre, Commercials, Television, and Film. He is a Certified Teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, the Academy of Performance Combat, and has held the position of National Representative of Stage Combat for the Association of Theatrical Movement Educators. He holds an M.F.A. in Theatre and Film from the University of New Orleans, and a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma.
What others are saying about him:
“Erick Wolfe’s fight direction in this fisticuffs-heavy production is far more realistic than usually seen in opera.” – Pacific San Diego
What a performance!!! The Adams Family Musical is one of the best I’ve ever seen!! Kudos to all the Cast, Chorus, Props, Producers, the Director Erick Wolfe, & everyone that made this musical such a huge success!!! – D Neises
“Major kudos to director Erick Wolfe…created what arguably could be the finest theatrical performance in the history of Montgomery County.” – Andy Taylor, Montgomery County Chronicle
“Erick Wolfe’s vital fight choreography is jolting and effectively realistic.” – Theodore P. Mahne, NOLA.com
“Erick Wolfe directed the sword-fighting scene, which was a convincing melee.” – JAMES D. WATTS JR. , Tulsa World
My passion is the education of our next generation of artists, my focus is always on safety, both physical and mental, of all students and performers with whom I work, and I try to find unique and relatable ways in which to tell the story simply.