Auditions for THE WOLVES
- by Sarah DeLappe
- Directed by Kelli Shermeyer
- Produced by Adrienne Oliver
Audition Dates: Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19, 7pm-10pm
- Callbacks: Tuesday, November 20
- Rehearsals Begin: Wednesday, January 2
- Performance Dates: Friday, March 8 – Saturday, March 30 (In the Founders Theater)
Description: Last season a young playwright, Sarah DeLappe, brought her debut play, THE WOLVES, to New York and it became something of a phenomenon. It was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; the production won an Obie Ensemble Award; it won a special Drama Desk Award for its acting ensemble, and was nominated for Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.
At its most straightforward, THE WOLVES is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls’ high school soccer team as they go through their warm-ups. Beyond the surface, though, is the thoughtful and eloquent way Ms. DeLappe delineates each of the young women in the space of 90 minutes and six scenes.
Here’s how the author herself describes it:
“I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings — as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren’t just girlfriends or sex objects or manic pixie dream girls but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were trying actively to figure out who they were in this changing world around them.”
CRITIC’S PICK! “The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” ~ The New York Times
“DeLappe has created an ensemble of distinct female characters without leaning on romantic partners or traditional feminine tropes to define them.” ~ Theatremania
Cast Breakdown: We are casting females between the ages of 14-20, with one adult woman.
#11 – Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen.
#25 – Defense, Captain. Classic (ex)coach’s daughter. Seventeen.
#13 – Midfield. Stoner, older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness. Sixteen.
#46 – Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, just wants to fit in. Sixteen.
#2 – Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny. Sixteen.
#7 – Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic, “fuck”, thick eyeliner. Almost seventeen.
#14 – Midfield. #7’s insecure sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen.
#8 – Defense. Plays dumber than she is. Sixteen.
#00 – Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen.
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