Stark Wilz was born in Bloomington, Indiana, where at a young age he gained a lifelong appreciation for art, theatre and music of the world. His father’s career brought Stark and his seven siblings and mother to impactful years of living abroad: Jamaica, Germany and Austria have all been homes for him. He completed 2 years of high school in Europe and later returned to Hamburg in the north of Germany, where he studied at its famous university.
Stark began intensive instruction in violin in his early childhood, later adding guitar and harmonica – as well as self-taught keyboards – to his musical repertoire. Appearing in an array of musical and non-musical productions of Bloomington Town Theatre and his school-based theatre departments, Stark held art and performance, as well as the writing of poetry and prose, as central themes of his life forever thereafter.
Stark endeavors to compose, produce and present original music and poetry to New York audiences and has worked with numerous musicians and singers in various bands in New York City, most notably “Wilz McIntyre,” a folk/pop/rock duet with Melinda McIntyre. He has performed in topflight establishments in Manhattan, including The Bitter End, Spiral, Eighty-Eights, The Press Box and Solas, among others. Stark is proud of his 3 full-length albums on iTunes.
In 2015, Stark was inducted into the prestigious Beaux Arts Society, where he performs on a regular basis. Stark studied championship ballroom dancing at the famed Tanzschule Kummer in Graz, Austria and was a private instructor with Sophisticated Steps in Manhattan during his early years of living in The City. Stark is an ensemble actor and writer for Articulate Theatre Company and appeared in Articulate’s Folk City Scenes in February 2016. In 2017’s Tales in Time – an ATA production of Articulate – he played the role of “Thor” in Tom Slot’s short play, Small Group.
Stark is appearing in 2017’s UNFringed Festival at The Secret Theatre, playing “Talker” in Coni Koepfinger’s play AfterLife, directed by Joan Kane. Following the show’s run in August, it will move to The Theatre of the New City during September as part of the Dream Up Festival.