OPEN AUDITIONS: The Wolves
Updated: Nov 29, 2022
By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Harriet Owen Nixon
Open Auditions: November 14 - 15 at the Majestic Theatre
7pm in the Rehearsal Room
Performances: January 20 - 29
Content Label: Restricted
The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. We are particularly eager to work with artists of color and other artists from marginalized communities. All auditions are free and open to the public. This audition is for an amateur, volunteer production. The Majestic Theatre staff and volunteers do not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, gender, ethnic background, ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or any protected class.
Auditions will be held in person at the Majestic Theatre.
A headshot will be requested to be posted with the cast list.
All underage performers will need the permission of parent / guardian before submitting their audition. A headshot will be requested to be posted with the cast list, so if you have one please attach it with your audition video and form.
The Wolves is the story of a high school girls' indoor soccer team as they warm up for a series of games. Sarah DeLappe has written a muscular, lyrical play that will toss students into the chaos of teenage self-discovery.
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.
The performances will take place in-person onstage.
FROM THE DIRECTOR, Harriet Owen Nixon
Want to be part of the Wolf Pack? Roles for 10 female-identifying performers. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, The Wolves, a 9-member girls soccer team, navigate big questions and wage personal battles with their warrior determination and strength. As they warm-up for each game, we see their personalities, connections, conflicts, love, grief, and power that makes them The Wolves.
This show requires nine diverse female-identifying actors to play skilled high school soccer players. Soccer playing experience is not required but is a plus. The actors will train with a choreographer and a soccer coach and physical ability to perform drills while speaking lines is needed.
There is an additional role for a soccer mom, mother to one of the players, who appears in the final scene; athletic skills are not needed for this role.
One character removes her shirt on stage and appears in a sports bra in one scene. Note that there is explicit dialogue and profanity in the play. Once character requires short hair and this will be noted and discussed with actors during the audition process.
Actors are requested to wear comfortable athletic clothes and footwear - there will be a movement aspect to the audition process
For further information, contact Harriet Owen-Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roles: 10 female-presenting actors – all ethnicities
#11: Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful; smart and she knows it, watches documentaries, columnist for high-school newspaper; both of her parents are psychiatrists; a bit of a know-it-all, she enjoys policing and correcting her teammates.
#25: Captain. Classic ex-coach’s daughter; she keeps the team on track, even if she’d rather join in on the fun, and loves a good pep talk; a hard worker, a good leader; emotionally closed off, she discovers her first crush on a woman and shaves her head.
#13: Midfield. Class clown, jock, a bit of a bro, her older brother’s a stoner, and they definitely play FIFA; into her wackiness; refuses to take anything too seriously, she lives to rib her teammates, which can get her in hot water.
#46: Bench. The new girl, awkward, different; homeschooled, she lives in a yurt with her new age travel writer mom; her nomadic life has left her with idiosyncratic passions (bird watching) and a lack of social skills, but she doesn’t seem to mind; extraordinary soccer skills are essential; she must juggle a soccer ball for a minute, or perform a similarly impressive feat.
#2: Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny; sweet, naive, sheltered, she considers herself a nice and humble person; she is a member of her church’s youth group and of Amnesty International, along with the oldest sister and caretaker of her many younger siblings; has an eating disorder; has suffered multiple concussions; doesn’t like talking bad about others.
#7: Striker. Too cool for school; sarcastic, “f*ck,” thick eyeliner; the child of a bad divorce, her lawyer father owns a ski house, and she’s dating a college boy–they’re very much in love; has problems with authority.
#14: Midfield. #7’s insecure sidekick; just switched to contacts; she’s modeling herself on the cool girl, #7, but begins to rebel after a ski weekend gone wrong; her mother is Soccer Mom, very involved in her life.
#8: Defense. “Omigosh,” plays dumb, goofy, giggly, excitable, a crier, a dreamer; obsessed with “The Lord of the Rings” and making it to nationals in Miami; her mom died when she was ten, and she never talks about it; she lives in a self-inflicted state of innocence.
#00: Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, social anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever; she has a 4.9 GPA, is Editor in Chief of the high-school newspaper, plays cello; before every game, she stops talking and vomits; militant.
Soccer Mom: Manic with grief, warm, generous, she is a suburban woman who prides herself on her involvement in her teenager’s lives; never misses a game.