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DIRECTOR  |  CHOREOGRAPHER  |  INTIMACY DIRECTOR  |  ACTOR  |   EDUCATOR

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Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages Forestburgh Playhouse Director/Choreographer August 13-25, 2024

Newsies

Newsies Missouri Baptist University Choreographer Nov 14-17, 2024

ARTISTIC MISSION 

It's pretty simple:

I strive to find my way to spaces where I can tell meaningful stories with like-minded artists. Maybe together, we can make the world a little brighter for somebody. 

RECENT NEWS & REVIEWS

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DIPLOMA EARNED!

Chaz is proud to announce that he has earned his diploma from Theatrical Intimacy Education after a few years of training in Intimacy Direction, Consent-Based Practices, and Trauma-Informed Practices.
 
He thanks Laura Rikard, Chelsea Pace, and the entire faculty for the invaluable training and insight they've provided. 
Chaz officially adds the "Intimacy Director" hat to the multi-hyphenate hat stand.
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REVIEWS | HANDS ON A HARDBODY

“Choreography by Chaz Wolcott is smart, extremely creative, and holds its own as both enhancement to the characters’ stories as well as being a character by itself.”

"Chaz Wolcott’s choreography deserves commendation for seamlessly integrating the physical presence of a real truck on stage. Despite all having to have their hand on the truck, there is constant movement, especially as the characters work to get closer to each other–or further away. They share stories of poverty, as well as their dreams, and we as the audience can’t help but cheer them on."

League of Cincinnati Theatres' Review of Hands on a Hardbody

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REVIEW | SPELLING BEE

Director and choreographer Chaz Wolcott pulls out funny yet grounded performances from the cast, and maintains the proper balance of humor, heart and uniqueness, which is so integral to the show. There are several very effective directorial choices, including a nice ode to A Chorus Line, some fun pre-show "business" that introduces the audience to the spellers through non-verbals, and a chaotic breakout of playground equipment during "Pandemonium." Wolcott also includes well-suited background dances to a few numbers, including "Magic Foot," which are extremely appealing. 
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REVIEW  |  KINKY BOOTS

Chaz Wolcott’s choreography is key to that world-building, deployed like a scalpel and a glitter bomb in the correct measure. Jokes – going back to the movie – revolve around the physical lack of comfort strait-laced Charlie and the factory crowd have with the flashier shoes they’re switching to; that stumbling has to sell, has to draw a clear distinction between the ease and the stylized moves of the Angels and the unease of the other characters without turning that stumbling into making the people a joke. It accomplishes that beautifully and helps make the final number, the pumping club anthem “Lift You Up,” with everyone in knee-high red boots and also dancing using the same vocabulary, adding to the emotional quality of the song and the sense of possibility that’s in the DNA of all great dance music. 

REVIEW  |  CATS

Director/choreographer Chaz Wolcott brings experience and artistry to this production. Even though it’s familiar, it’s so fresh! Full of exuberance and sensitivity. Music Theatre Wichita’s Cats is an invigorating show, both paying homage to the original production, and giving a contemporary vibe. Feral and cultivated. Purring and prowling. I am inspired, and my respect for this classic is rekindled. MTW does not miss, and this kitty is Best In Show. Meow!

BroadwayWorld Review of Cats

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