Young Millburn actor with Tourette’s Syndrome prepares for college

Alec Wolf finds freedom when he is on stage and he doesn’t let his TS hold him back. We are delighted to have Alec chosen as a finalist of our Youth Scholarship Award and we look forward to seeing his continued success, in school and on stage!

PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDI WOLF Alec Wolf, as Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein, sings on his peers' shoulders in MHS Limelight Players' production of "Young Frankenstein," in November 2014.

PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDI WOLF
Alec Wolf, as Dr. Fredrick Frankenstein, sings on his peers’ shoulders in MHS Limelight Players’ production of “Young Frankenstein,” in November 2014.

Alec was recently profiled in The Item of Millburn and Short Hills:

The only time Alec Wolf says he feels free from Tourette’s Syndrome is when he’s on stage.

Wolf, 18, clears his throat and jerks his body uncontrollably several times a day, but he says the tics are part and parcel of the character he plays every day in real life: Alec Wolf.

In the theater, however, they’re nowhere to be found.

“I can have a million personalities when I’m acting, and it’s not the one with Tourette’s,” said Wolf, who graduated from Millburn High School last month. He was awarded the New Jersey Center for Tourette’s Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) 2015 Youth Scholarship after submitting his essay, “The Things that Make Me Tic (Pun Intended).”

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In case you missed his essay, you can read it here.