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 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
THE WOLVES CAST
|Diana 'Día' Gonzalez
|Deniz Yagmur Urey
|Bridget Phillips, Emily Saletan
|U/S Soccer Mom
|Zaki Rob, Sarah Sophie Schwarzhappel
|Assistant Scenic Designer
|Assistant Costume Designer
|Assistant Stage Managers
|Priscilla De La Rosa, Ryan Yu
|Ian Chang, Guillem Rueda Oller, Vivian Leilani Shay, Katherin Ha Wang
|TAPS Department Chair
|Director of Finance and Operations
|Student Services Manager
|Finance & Faculty Affairs Administrator
|Tyler B. Osgood
|Interim Production Manager
|Interim Technical Director
|Assistant Technical Director
|Scenic Technology Lead
|Costume Shop Lead
|Costume Scenic Technician
|Production and Facilities Coordinator
|Marketing & Events Director
|Marketing & Events Coordinator
|Student Asst Production Manager
|Student Asst Technical Directors
|Ryan Dukes, Espen Garner, Eduardo Moreno
|Student Asst Facilities Coordinator
|Student Marketing Assistant
|Student Scenic Technicians
|Jayda 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 Admins
|Kaylee McNitt, Alison Rogers
|Costume Shop Runner
|Student Costume Technicians
|Eli Arguello, Ryan Guan, Emma Hong, Eryn Perkins, Zaki Rob, Elzi Thomas, Catherine Titzer, Lana Tleimat, Anna Zheng
|Alan Chau, Ryan Yu
|Jacob Vanegas, Ryan Yu
|Loan-Out Auxiliary Coordinators
|Chetanya Pandey, Patrick Flores
$5-$20 | Advanced Purchase Required
THURSDAY through SATURDAY
MARCH 7-9 at 8PM
There will be no late seating or re-seating while the performance is in progress.
HARRY J. ELAM, JR. THEATER IN ROBLE GYM
375 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford University Main Campus
This production runs approximately 90 minutes and is presented without intermission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.