Off-Book Book Club: A reading group for classic and contemporary plays.
This month the club will be discussing The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe.
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One of the most-talked about new plays of the 2016 Off-Broadway season, Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves opened to enthusiastic acclaim, including two sold-out, extended runs at The Playwrights Realm/The Duke on 42nd Street.The Wolves follows the 9 teenage girls--members of an indoor soccer team--as they warm up, engage in banter and one-upmanship, and fight battles big and small with each other and themselves. As the teammates warm up in sync, a symphony of overlapping dialogue spills out their concerns, including menstruation (pads or tampons?), is Coach hung over?, eating disorders, sexual pressure, the new girl, and the Khmer Rouge (what it is, how to pronounce it, and do they need to know about it--"We don't do genocides 'til senior year.") By season's and play's end, amidst the wins and losses, rivalries and tragedies, they are warriors tested and ready--they are The Wolves.
"The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe." - The New York Times
Sarah DeLappe's play The Wolves was a recipient of the American Playwriting Foundation's inaugural Relentless Award and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Prize. She has been a resident artist at Sitka Fellows Program and at SPACE on Ryder Farm. She is an alumna of Clubbed Thumb Early Career Writers Group, and she is currently a member of Ars Nova Play Group and the New Georges Audrey Residency. She is in the process of earning an MFA from Brooklyn College.
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