by Sarah DeLappe
David Thayer Theatre | University of Iowa | USA
The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe is about an American, female, teenage soccer team. The story looked at global, social, economic, and life issues that they face daily during their pre-game rituals over the arc of a season of ten games.
This script calls for a 10-person cast. We also included an understudy due to the extreme physicality of one of the roles. In the latter part of the show, the captain of the team “shaves” her head so she is required to wear a wig for most of the performance. There was a total of 175 costume items and twenty-two looks for the show. The main look, the soccer uniform (shoes, socks, shin guards, undergarments, shirt, shorts) had nine pieces for each character excluding individual touches for each character. I designed the team logo and picked the style of uniform that best match my design from an online sport uniform retailer to produce the uniforms.
Director: Mary Beth Easley | Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Morgan Grambo | Scenic Designer: Bryon Winn | Assistant Scenic Designer: Nick Coso | Costume Designer: Zamora Simmons |Lighting Designer: Will Borich | Assistant Lighting Designer: Dante Benjegerdes | Sound Designer/Composer: Mark Bruckner | Stage Manager: Jennifer Sandgathe | Assistant Stage Manager: Brillian Qi-Bell | Photography: R. Eric Stone