Sarah DeLappe's award-winning first play The Wolves drops us in the middle of a soccer field warm-up with a group of teenage girls. What follows is a collective portrait unfurling in layers of exuberant dialog set amongst a minimal choreography of stretching--a production in which New York Times critic Ben Brantley says, "the scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene." Young women's voices, and the way that individuals are formed from their collective affinities, runs throughout Sharon Lockharts new body of work and our current exhibition with Lockhart, Laura Owens, and Frances Stark. As an extension of these questions about young womens development, we will attend DeLappe's play and hear about her creative process.
The Wolves is sold-out to general audiences, but The Artist's Institute has reserved 30 seats for the penultimate evening performance this Friday night, September 23rd. The play runs from 7:30 to 9pm, followed by a talkback by Sarah DeLappe and playwright Amy Herzog especially for The Artists Institutes audience.
Special thanks to The Playwrights Realm and Roberta Pereira. This event is organized by Jenny Jaskey and Artist's Institute fellow Julie Zhu.
About The Wolves and Sarah DeLappe
Sarah DeLappe's play The Wolves (Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Great Plains Theater Conference) was a recipient of the American Playwriting Foundations inaugural Relentless Award and a finalist for the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Sarah has been a resident artist at Sitka Fellows Program and SPACE on Ryder Farm. An alum of Clubbed Thumb's Early Career Writers Group, she is currently a member of the Ars Nova Play Group and the New Georges Audrey Residency. Sarah has received an EST/Sloan commission and a spot on The Kilroys' 2015 List. Sarah is working toward her MFA in playwriting at Brooklyn College.
NYTimes review by Ben Brantley:
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