The Wolves

Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
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The Wolves

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  • Rachel Bublitz:
    3 Nov. 2018
    I just saw the production at Salt Lake Acting Company... What an amazing, gripping, hilarious, touching, crushing play. The characters felt like my friends, they were so real and imperfect, the pacing is a feat in itself, as is the overlapping dialogue and layered story lines. The element I was most impressed by though was the trust that DeLappe showed for the audience, this was a huge and heavy story and she didn't hold back or hold our hands through any of it. If you can catch this in production do. It is phenomenal, storytelling at its best.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    10 Jul. 2018
    I saw this play a few months back and couldn't stop raving about the dialogue and how DeLappe captured teens perfectly. So many playwrights miss the mark when trying to write characters at that age but this was a brilliant leap into the complex world of adolescent young women. Also, kudos for depictions of women in sports!!
  • Colleen O'Doherty:
    10 Jul. 2018
    I laughed aloud at many parts of this play and also felt the pain of these tough-yet-fragile young ladies. Great work.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Great Plains Theater Conference
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
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    Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons Theater School
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Bookshop Workshops
    ,
    2014

Awards

Finalist
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Yale Drama Series Prize
,
2016
Finalist
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Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
,
2016
Winner
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Relentless Award
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The American Playwriting Foundation
,
2015