Wolf Play

A Korean boy is ushered into a new house by his adopted American father. This new house belongs to an American boxer and her wife. American father un-adopts boy by a single signature on a piece of paper. But just before he leaves the new house, ex-father finds out that the new couple to whom he has "re-homed" his ex-son to, is a lesbian couple. American Ex-father spends the rest of the play trying to...
A Korean boy is ushered into a new house by his adopted American father. This new house belongs to an American boxer and her wife. American father un-adopts boy by a single signature on a piece of paper. But just before he leaves the new house, ex-father finds out that the new couple to whom he has "re-homed" his ex-son to, is a lesbian couple. American Ex-father spends the rest of the play trying to get the boy back. In his corner is Ryan, the Boxer's coach, and Wife's brother. Ryan doesn't like the new Korean boy who is a bit weird.

Wolf Play is a messy funny disturbing theatrical experience grappling with a wolf, a puppet, and a very prickly problem of “what is a family, and what do we need from them, today? Is it very different from the things humans have needed from families before?”
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  • Caro Asercion:
    6 Dec. 2017
    “Wolf Play” captures a multiplicity of voices in its storytelling. Each of the play's five main characters has a distinct relationship with the other four, and as the narrative unfurls the character relationships become even more compelling—with even higher stakes. Light on its feet, this script searches for moments to tear into convention, and delivers jabs that will knock the audience off their balance. Bold and exciting: a play to watch out for.
  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center:
    1 May. 2017
    It is the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's pleasure to recommend Hansol Jung and their play Wolf Play as a finalist for our 2017 National Playwrights Conference. The play rose through a competitive, anonymous, multileveled selection process that took nearly nine months to execute. As one of 55 finalists out of more than 1,300 submissions, the strength of its writing has allowed this work to prosper in such a competitive selection process. Our readers responded to the deeply moving dissection of the meaning of family, as well as the innovative theatricality of both the structure and character of Wolf.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Ma-Yi LabFest
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    2015
  • Workshop
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    Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep.
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    2015
  • Workshop
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    Boston Court Theater
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    2015
  • Reading
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    Roundtable, Lark New Play Development Center
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    2014