The Wolves | Womens soccer team in practice uniforms running toward the horizon on soccer field

THE WOLVES

By Sarah DeLappe | Directed by Marina Johnson

The Wolves explores Saturday mornings in the lives of a suburban American high-school girls’ soccer team as they prepare for their weekly games. In their warm-ups, they negotiate their own sense of individuality while navigating what it means to be part of a team. As they run drills, they discuss everything that feels important to them — war, menstrual products, genocide, sports, pop culture, and their relationships with one another, ultimately traversing the minor and major triumphs and tragedies of adolescence.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Marina Johnson Headshot. Photo Credit: XiyalMarina Johnson is a PhD candidate in TAPS at Stanford University (MFA in Directing, University of Iowa). Her dissertation research concerns Palestinian performance from 2015 to the present. Johnson is the co-host of Kunafa and Shay, a MENA theatre podcast produced by HowlRound Theatre Commons, and they are also a member of Silk Road Rising’s Polycultural Institute. Johnson’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Theatre/Practice, Arab Stages, Decolonizing Dramaturgy in a Global Context (Bloomsbury), Milestones in Staging Contemporary Genders and Sexualities (Routledge), and Women’s Innovations in Theatre, Dance, and Performance, Volume I: Performers (Bloomsbury). Prior to her PhD, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Beloit College for three years. Most recently, Johnson dramaturged two plays in Golden Thread Productions’ ReOrient Festival and directed The Shroud Maker with the International Voices Project in addition to several new play workshops. marina-johnson.com

Photo Credit: Xiyal

PRODUCTION CREDITS

THE WOLVES CAST

POSITIONNAME
#00Caroline Sasso
#2Sophia Wang
#7Eryn Perkins
#8Serena Tran
#11Diana 'Día' Gonzalez
#13Charlotte Kearns
#14Kaylee McNitt
#25Alison Rogers
#46Deniz Yagmur Urey
Soccer MomSusan Vobejda
SwingsBridget Phillips, Emily Saletan
U/S Soccer MomDiana Looser

PRODUCTION CREDITS

POSITIONNAME
DirectorMarina Johnson
Assistant DirectorsZaki Rob, Sarah Sophie Schwarzhappel
DramaturgChristine Xiong
Assistant DramaturgDia Bhojwani
Set DesignerNina Ball
Costume DesignerBecky Bodurtha
Lighting DesignerChristian Mejia
Sound DesignerRob Bergenstock
Projection DesignerStephanie Manno
Vocal CoachStephanie Hunt
Intimacy DirectorJeunée Simon
Assistant Scenic DesignerVeronica Chen
Assistant Costume Designer Tooba Riaz
Stage ManagerMiranda Whipple
Assistant Stage ManagersPriscilla De La Rosa, Ryan Yu
CrewIan Chang, Guillem Rueda Oller, Vivian Leilani Shay, Katherin Ha Wang

TAPS STAFF

POSITIONNAME
TAPS Department ChairDiana Looser
Artistic DirectorBranislav Jakovljević
Director of Finance and OperationsEugene Buck
Student Services ManagerKatie Dooling
Finance & Faculty Affairs AdministratorJanet Pineda
Production ManagerTyler B. Osgood
Interim Production ManagerDaniel Cadigan
Interim Technical DirectorNiza Contreras
Assistant Technical DirectorStephanie Manno
Scenic Technology LeadConni Edwards
Costume Shop LeadHeather Miller
Head ElectricianKenny McMullen
Head CarpenterBrett Cavanaugh
Cutter/DraperEmma Vossbrink
Costume Scenic TechnicianLina Nguyen
Props ArtisanChristine Edwards
Facilities ManagerLindsay Martens
Production and Facilities CoordinatorDaniel Brooks
Marketing & Events DirectorStefanie Okuda
Marketing & Events CoordinatorBrendon Martin
Student Asst Production ManagerAlister Sharp
Student Asst Technical DirectorsRyan Dukes, Espen Garner, Eduardo Moreno
Student Asst Facilities CoordinatorSawyer Williams
Student Marketing AssistantSierra Michelle
Student Scenic TechniciansJayda Alvarez, Veronica Chen, Shayla Fitzsimmons-Call, Lela Hanson, Jonathon Howell, Henry Kasulka, Becky Miller, Trini Rogando, Alister Sharp, Lia Singh, Jacob Vanegas, Sid Zhang
Costume Shop Student AdminsKaylee McNitt, Alison Rogers
Costume Shop RunnerCatherine Sarca
Student Costume TechniciansEli Arguello, Ryan Guan, Emma Hong, Eryn Perkins, Zaki Rob, Elzi Thomas, Catherine Titzer, Lana Tleimat, Anna Zheng
Wardrobe LeadTiffany Cartagena
Laundry CrewAlan Chau, Ryan Yu
Loan-Out CoordinatorsJacob Vanegas, Ryan Yu
Loan-Out Auxiliary CoordinatorsChetanya Pandey, Patrick Flores

ADMISSION

$5-$20 | Advanced Purchase Required

WHEN

THURSDAY through SATURDAY
MARCH 7-9 at 8PM

There will be no late seating or re-seating while the performance is in progress.

WHERE

HARRY J. ELAM, JR. THEATER IN ROBLE GYM
375 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford University Main Campus

RUN TIME

This production runs approximately 90 minutes and is presented without intermission.

SPONSORS

This production was supported by the Pigott Fund for Drama, the May Ellen Ritter Production Fund, and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Fund.

IMPORTANT INFO

LATE SEATING / RE-SEATING

For safety reasons, we cannot accommodate late admission OR re-seating while the performance is in progress. Please plan on arriving with ample time to find parking, locate the theater, move through the box office, etc.

CONTENT WARNING

The Wolves includes discussions about sexism, racism, genocide, abortion, body image and appearance, and alcoholism/substance use. The play also includes acts of bullying, harsh language, use of a homophobic slur, xenophobia, allusions to suicide, an implied sexual assault, an implied eating disorder, and death.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Electronic Assisted Listening Devices will be available for pickup at the Box Office on performance nights.

Request disability accommodations and access info via Stanford’s online form. Requests should be made by March 2nd.

FILMING NOTICE

The Friday, March 8th performance will be professionally recorded for potential future public viewing. Cameras in the theater may incidentally capture audience images and audio in the background. Ticket Purchasers must alert all members of their party to this possibility, and refrain from purchasing tickets before receiving their Party’s consent.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

TABLEWORK

TAPS’s video series TABLEWORK is a behind-the-scenes look at the scholarly and artistic efforts behind each production. This episode features Guest Host TAPS Chair DIANA LOOSER interviewing The Wolves director and TAPS graduate student MARINA JOHNSON.

A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES