Blue Water Theatre Company is excited to announce auditions for an upcoming production of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play The Wolves.
Winner of the 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting, and a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Wolves follows the story of a girls’ indoor soccer team. 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.
This production will be directed by BWTC alum Anna Becker. Anna is a recent graduate of Luther College, where she earned a BA in History. While there, she served as the managing director of SPIN Theatre Company (2017-2019) and directed several productions including Selections From the Private Lives of the Master Race by Bertolt Brecht (SPIN), After Dark: A Musical Theatre Cabaret (SPIN), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Assistant Director, Luther College VPA), and Appropriate by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins (Assistant Director, Luther College VPA). One of Anna’s passion projects on campus was developing and directing A Community of Care with Luther College Student Life: a theatre production performed for the incoming first years every fall about diversity, inclusion, substances, sex, and safety resources available on campus.
WHO: Auditions are open to female actors who will be in grades 9 through 12 this fall (high school). (NOTE: Actors who are cast in The Wolves will not be eligible to take part in BWTC’s fall mainstage production of Disney’s Newsies.)
WHEN: Auditions will take place on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 from 6:00-8:00pm, with callbacks (if necessary) on Friday, August 23 from 10:00am-Noon. Actors who wish to audition should sign up for a ten-minute audition slot by clicking HERE. Actors should also complete the online information/conflict form (which requires parent/guardian authorization), by clicking HERE prior to your audition.
Actors who are auditioning should also prepare a short monologue to present to the director. Some suggested sample monologues can be found HERE. You should feel free to use one of these, or you may find your own.
If you wish to audition, but cannot make any of the scheduled audition times, please email Anna Becker, the director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, September 3, and will generally take place from 6:00-8:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and from 12:00-4:00pm on Sundays. Dress/Tech rehearsals will require additional time, and will take place from 5:00-9:30 on Monday, October 7 through Thursday, October 10.
PERFORMANCES: Performances will take place at 7:00pm on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, and at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 13.
TUITION/REGISTRATION FEE: Actors cast in the show will pay a $225 tuition/registration fee. In addition, actors will be responsible for providing their own footwear, as called for by the director. Full and partial scholarships are available to families in need. If you would like information about scholarships, please be in touch with Alison Haseman (BWTC’s office manager) at email@example.com prior to your audition.
*CONTENT WARNING* The script, as written, is rated ‘R’ — primarily for language. We will be making an effort to carefully modify some of the profanity in an effort to end up with a show that would more likely fall into the ‘PG-13’ category.