April Poland

Adjunct Instructor of Theatre

Office: PBK Hall 140
Email: [[adpoland]]

Courses Taught
Beginning Acting, Voice Training and the Actor and Survey of Theatre History, 500 B.C. to 1750
Biography

April Poland Wolfe is an actor, singer, director, theater educator, and acting coach.  A Virginia native, she holds a BFA in Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA in Acting from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program.

April has worked in New York City and regionally, on both coasts.  In Virginia, she has appeared with Richmond Shakespeare (now Quill Theatre); Theatre IV (now Virginia Repertory); Mill Mountain Theatre; Wayside Theatre; and Virginia Shakespeare Festival, where she played Lady Macbeth and Olivia in Illyria, a musical adaptation of Twelfth Night.

Since graduating from UW, April has been based in Seattle, where she performed with numerous theaters, including Seattle Shakespeare Company, where she has also worked as a theater educator.  For the past several years, she has made her professional home at Taproot Theatre, where she has acted in Man of La Mancha, Illyria, Jane Eyre, and A. A. Milne’s comedy of manners, Mr. Pim Passes By. 

Among her favorite directing credits are Romeo and Juliet, Antigone, and Children of Eden.  Most recently, she directed The Diviners for the MFA acting program at Regent University.