Wolf at the Door

Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And as a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she’ll pay for her own freedom.


WOLF AT THE DOOR is part of a cycle of fairy tales Marisela...
Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And as a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she’ll pay for her own freedom.


WOLF AT THE DOOR is part of a cycle of fairy tales Marisela is writing inspired by Latino folklore and mythology.
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Wolf at the Door

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  • National New Play Network:
    17 Jan. 2019
    Wolf at the Door by Marisela Treviño Orta is receiving a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnered NNPN Member Theaters were New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch, NJ), Milagro (Portland, OR), and Halcyon Theatre (Chicago, IL).

Character Information

  • Isadora
    Barely 20,
    Latina
    ,
    Cisgender Female
    A wife in an abusive relationship. Resigned.
  • Yolot
    20s. ,
    Latina
    ,
    Cisgender Female
    The interloper. Earthy, strange yet fascinating. Curious and bold.
  • Rocío
    50s-60s,
    Latina
    ,
    Cisgender Female
    A servant. ISADORA’s childhood nurse and nanny, now her housekeeper.
  • Séptimo
    30s,
    Latino
    ,
    Cisgender Male
    A husband. Uncommonly handsome and charming. A chip on his shoulder. Abusive and in control.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Iowa Playwrights Workshop New Play Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Latinx Theatre Commons
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    University of California Riverside
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Brava! For Women in the Arts
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    American Players Theatre
    ,
    2023
  • Professional
    ,
    Halcyon Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Professional
    ,
    New Jersey Repertory Company
    ,
    2018

Awards

2016 Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2016