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 Luann Strayer:
    14 May. 2019
    This play is brutal and beautiful. DeLappe captures the raw edges of high school girls who want so badly to find a place for themselves in the world. Whether they hope to belong to the group, or want to move on into adulthood; whether they are trying to make a difference in the world at large, or just trying to make it to the next match, these girls are real and sharp and human. This is a really important play and I hope many young women get to experience it.
  • Quinn Xavier Hernandez:
    13 May. 2019
    Such a powerful and timely play! The characters are vibrant and diverse––while I don't always love a group protagonist, THE WOLVES certainly manages to make the concept shine!
  • Greg Romero:
    12 May. 2019
    I LOVE this play so much. It has easily become one of my favorite plays of all time and I marvel at it, over and over, as I re-read it again.

    BONUS: I read this play with my "Introduction to Theater" students (out loud in class) and it is almost always their very favorite play as well.

    THANK YOU, Sarah DeLappe for this huge gift.

Development History

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

Awards

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