The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by A. Nora Long
Scenic Design by Shelley Barish
Costume Design by Amanda Mujica
Costume Assistant by Tiffany Yu
Sound Design by Elizabeth Cahill
Lighting Desing by Karen Perlow
Production Stage Manager: Diane McLean
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Burke

Season sponsored by Barry Bluestone, Lee and Diana Humphrey, and
Production sponsored by Jo-An Heileman
Director A. Nora Long sponsored by Richard & Sally Zeckhauser

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Summary

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 vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. As the author says, “I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings – as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people, athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who are trying actively to figure out who they are in this changing world around them.” The Wolves was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play.”   – The New York Times

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Cast & Crew

Lydia Barnett-Mulligan – #46

Lydia Barnett-Mulligan* (#46) is making her Lyric Stage debut. Lydia is a resident acting company member of Actors’ Shakespeare Project and has performed and trained at Shakespeare & Company since the age of 15. Regional credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The TempestSchool for ScandalMeasure for MeasureThe Cherry OrchardMacbethMerry Wives of Windsor (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Servant of Two Masters, Ice Glen, Dibbledance, Twelfth Night, The Tamer Tamed (Shakespeare & Company); All’s Well That Ends Well (Tennessee Shakespeare Company), Twelfth Night, Pericles (Elm Shakespeare); The Physicists (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Xingu (The Salon at the Mount), Saving Kitty (Central Square Theatre), Elemeno Pea (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre), and new works at Gloucester Stage, Fresh Ink, and Stoneham Theatre. TV: Castle Rock (Hulu). Lydia is a graduate of Williams College and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. lydiabarnettmulligan.com

Sarah Elizabeth Bedard – #11

 Sarah Elizabeth Bedard* (#11) returns to the Lyric Stage after having first appeared in Barbecue last seasonNew York credits include One Year Lease Theatre Company, The Workshop Theatre, Classics on the the Rocks and Mettawee River Theatre. New England credits include Significant Other (Speakeasy Stage Company); The Agitators, Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage Company), Intimate Exchanges, Midvale High School 50th Reunion (Nora Theatre Company), Shockheaded Peter (Company One), Phèdre (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), A Christmas Carol (Berkshire Theatre Festival), DibbleDance (Shakespeare and Company),  Three (Boston Public Works), Arcadia, and Translations (Bad Habit Productions). Sarah frequently directs at The Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company and teaches at Bridgewater State University. Sarah earned an M.F.A. in Acting from Brandeis University. Sarah is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. SarahElizabethBedard.com

Simone Black – #00

Simone Black (#00), a Boston native, is excited to be making her Lyric Stage debut.  A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts; BFA in Drama, Simone currently resides in New York City.  She has worked on productions and workshops with Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Useful Party, Fresh Ground Pepper, Sam Pinkleton, and DJ Mendel.  Select Credits include Sisters on The Ground (Clubbed Thumb), The Thorton Wilder Project (NYU), and Search Party (TBS). simone-black.com

Olivia Z. Cote – #7

Olivia Z. Cote (#7) is a recent graduate of the Boston University School of Theatre (B.F.A., Theatre Arts) and is making her Lyric Stage debut. An actor and a playwright, Olivia’s original work has been produced by Brunch Theatre (NYC), as well as by the Boston Center for American Performance (BTM XIX), and her play Final Flight premiered at the Boston University School of Theatre in April 2018. Recent acting credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Apollinaire Theatre Company), Mother Courage and Her Children (Boston University), and The Shape of Things (Boston University). Olivia will tour with educational group True to Life as an actor/facilitator in their It IS My Place initiative this August, and can be seen in Wheelock Family Theatre’s Gooney Bird Greene this October and November.  We are The Wolves! oliviazcote.com

Chelsea Evered – #2

Chelsea Evered (#2) is making her Lyric Stage debut. Previous credits include Romeo & Juliet (The Underlings Theatre Company), Trapped, California Guignol, Dissident and This Is Our Youth (Strange News), Twelfth Night of the Living Dead (Anthem Theatre Company), Everyman (Apollinaire Theatre Company) and Cyclops: A Satyr Play (American Repertory Theater’s Oberon)Chelsea graduated from Emerson College with her B.A. in Theatre Studies: Acting and a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Chelsea is also an educator for Speak About It, a nonprofit organization focusing on inclusive consent education and healthy communication with the goal of sexual assault prevention. She would like to thank her family, friends and partner for all of their love and support!

Grace Experience – #14

Grace Experience* (#14) is making her Lyric Stage debut. Her recent credits include Grounded (59E59th), The Turn of the Screw (Actor’s Theatre of Middlebury), Our Town (Heartwood Regional Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Berkshire Theatre Group), and Some People Hear Thunder (The Space at Capital Rep). She is an award-winning audiobook narrator for Penguin Random House Audio and a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Love to Mom, Dad, and Stephen.

Laura Latreille – Soccer Mom

Laura Latreille* (Soccer Mom) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in Dear Elizabeth, Time Stands Still (Best of Boston, Best Female Performance), and The Understudy. Recent regional credits include the world premiere of The Salonnières (Greater Boston Stage Company), The Bakelite Masterpiece (New Repertory Theatre), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (SpeakEasy Stage-IRNE Best Play), and Ripcord (Huntington Theatre). She has originated two roles for playwright Theresa Rebeck in her plays Mauritius (Huntington Theatre) and The Nest (Denver Center for the Performing Arts). She has also worked with Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Vineyard Playhouse, Gloucester Stage Company, The Market Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, among others. Off-Broadway credits include Love Song (59E59), and The Elephant Play (Playwrights Collective). She has participated in the development of new plays with The Lark, New Dramatists, Theatre Masters, Women’s Project & Productions, Playwrights Collective, the Huntington Theatre and the Denver Center’s New Play Summit. Laura is the recipient of the Elliot Norton Outstanding Actress award and is an assistant professor in Suffolk University’s theatre department. She holds an M.F.A. from Brandeis University.

Julia Lennon – #8

Julia Lennon (#8) is making her Lyric Stage debut.  She is an honors graduate of NYU Tisch, with a B.F.A. in Acting and double major in English.  During her time at NYU, Julia trained primarily in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Her most recent credits include Agnes of God (Madison Lyric Stage), Enemy (Smith Street Stage), and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Stella Adler Studio). All my love to my family and JB. juliawlennon.com

Valerie Terranova – #25

Valerie Terranova* (#25) is making her Lyric Stage debut. A native New Yorker, Valerie has appeared Off-Broadway in My Big Gay Italian Wedding, and has appeared in more than 15 new plays and plays in development in NYC. Other regional credits include Romeo and Juliet (Seven Stages Shakespeare) and Twelfth Night (Saratoga Shakespeare Company)Coming up, she will be producing and starring in the short films The Lepers and First Date. She considers soccer to be one of the other great loves of her life and cannot be more thrilled to be playing for The Wolves. ValerieTerranova.com

Jarielle Whitney – #13

Jarielle Whitney (#13) is a NYC based creative and is thrilled to be making her Lyric Stage debut. jariellewhitney.com. Shout-out to her ancestors, her tribe, and the most high!

Nora Long – Director

Nora Long(Director) returns to the Lyric Stage where she directed Orlando, Murder for Two, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Dear Elizabeth, and assistant directed 33 Variations. Nora is one of the artistic directors for New Exhibition Room, a local fringe company that specializes in developing cheeky, ensemble-created new work. She has directed and led the creation of several projects with NXR including Shh!, an exploration on the role of censorship which attended the New York International Fringe Festival after a sold-out run in Boston; The Paper Bag Princess, an all-ages show, Midnight at the Last Night Cabaret and EEP! Show. Other recent directing credits include Cymbeline, Macbeth (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Apprentice Program), Noises Off!, Ruthless: the Musical! (Hackmatack Payhouse), Three (Boston Public Works), The Real Thing, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Bad Habit Productions) and Candyland (New Exhibition Room). She received her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in Theatre and Italian.

Christina Mei Chen – Understudy, Assistant Director

Christina Mei Chen (U/S teenage roles, Assistant Director) is thrilled to be joining the Lyric Stage team! This past fall, Christina made her Off-Broadway debut as Leslie in Flying Tigers Flying Away at the York Theatre Company and appeared as Blair in her original One-Act play, A Fine Line, at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Other credits include Jeanie in HAIR, Magdalena in The House of Bernarda Alba, and Faith in columbinus. Christina holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Northeastern University (’18), and has trained at LAMDA and A.C.T. www.christinameichen.com

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