Dates: Apr 20–May 13, 2018
Run time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
Location: Allen Theatre
9 girls talk society, sex, and soccer on their own turf. A fly-on-the-wall look at a girls high school soccer team as they go through warm-ups. Below the surface is a thoughtful and eloquent look at young women growing up in our society. Ten local female actors in one fast-paced 90-minute show filled with humor, pain, and how to find your way in this world.
Christine Marie Brown (Soccer Mom) is thrilled to be back at ACT. Previous ACT credits include Susan in The Pitmen Painters, Maria/Lisa in Mr. Burns and Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Nationally, Christine has been seen on and off Broadway and her theatre work includes leading roles at the Guthrie, Old Globe, South Coast Rep, Shakespeare & Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and American Shakespeare Center, among others. Seattle audiences would know her work from shows at Seattle Rep, Seattle Shakespeare, Village Theatre, Book-It Rep, Taproot, Thalia’s Umbrella and 14/48 Projects. Favorite roles include Masha in The Three Sisters at Baltimore Centerstage, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods at Village Theatre and Irene in The Basemen with Theatre22. In addition, she is a member of the core faculty at Freehold Theatre Lab, and has taught at SU, SPU and Cornish. She holds an MFA from the Old Globe Theatre and is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and now AGMA.
Rachel Guyer-Mafune (#13) is psyched to be making her ACT debut! She is a recent graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and a member of Washington Ensemble Theatre. Past credits include: Howl’s Moving Castle (Book-It Repertory Theatre), Teh Internet is Serious Business (Washington Ensemble Theatre), Pilgrims (Forward Flux), The Winter’s Tale (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Puny Humans, and The Lost Girls (Annex).
Madilyn Cooper (#25) is a Seattle based actor who has recently graduated from Cornish College of the Arts. She is thrilled to be making her ACT debut with The Wolves and is excited that her passion for sports and theatre have merged through this unique, funny, intense, strong story. Previous credits include Hamlet, Freehold Engaged Theatre, The 2017 14/48 Projects Theatre Festival, Rapture, Blister, Burn, Capitol Stage Theatre Company, Julius Caesar, Cornish College of the arts, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Cornish College of the Arts, and more. Special thank you to Sheila Daniels who continues to inspire me and brings so much light to the world. And thank you to my biggest support system, my family. GO WOLVES!
Meme García (#11) is an actor and playwright. She is a recent graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where she received an MA in Classical Acting. She is a Fulbright Scholar and holds degrees in theatre and women and gender studies from Seattle University. Originally from El Salvador, she is committed to reshaping the way society understands and interprets classical texts and stories, as well as creating theatre which subverts cultural norms while raising major questions about gender, race, and class inequality. She premiered her first play, House of Sueños: A Chubby Latin Hamlet, this fall at 18th and Union. She is a founding member of Wyrd Sisters Productions, an ensemble member of The Seagull Project and a member of the Umbrella Project Writers Group. She has worked with Wooden O, Seattle Repertory Theatre, eSe Teatro, Strawberry Workshop Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare Company, upstart crow collective, Actor’s Shakespeare Project and Freehold Theatre.
Alyssa Norling (#46) is thrilled to make her debut at ACT in Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves. As a Seattle theatre, dance, and performance artist she has performed at On the Boards, Café Nordo, and created, directed, and performed The Gas Trap for the environmental organization Coltura which toured internationally in the summer and fall of 2017. She holds her B.F.A in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts and thanks her lucky stars for all the artists she met there. Many more thanks to her family, friends, the collaborative and passionate people of Seattle, and all her various newly acquired soccer mentors!
Martha Kathryn Smith (#00) is honored to be making her ACT debut! Recent credits include The Little Prince (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Ilse in Spring Awakening (Cornish College of the Arts), Tina/Dance Captain in Sister Act: The Musical (CCA), Martha Truit in The Rimers of Eldrich (CCA), and Psycho Beach Party (Short North Stage). Originally from Grove City, Ohio, she is currently finishing her BFA in Musical Theater from Cornish College of the Arts, and will have officially obtained her degree by May. She sends thanks and love to her parents and her Cornish family for all of their support. www.marthakathrynsmith.com
Emilie Hanson (#14), a senior at Bellarmine Preparatory School, is excited to be returning to ACT for The Wolves. Recent credits include Betty Parris in The Crucible (ACT) and Johanna in Sweeney Todd (ArtsWest). She would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support! Enjoy the show!
Zoé Shields (#8) is elated to be a part of her first ACT Theatre production and is extremely thankful for the opportunity. She originally hails from Mobile, Alabama, and is a proud Greek American. Zoé is a graduate from Cornish College of the Arts, CCA, with a BFA in Theatre. She was recently seen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Peaseblossom at Seattle Shakespeare Company. Other credits include Pollux and Boreas in Argonautika (CCA), Paulina and Mopsa in The Winter’s Tale (CCA), as well as Mariana in Wild Kate: A Tale of Revenge at Sea (CCA). Zoé is currently working with Seattle Public Theatre through their Teaching Artist Residency, teaching Creative Drama to elementary students.
Cheyenne Barton (#7) is thrilled to make her Equity debut as #7 in ACT’s production of The Wolves. She is honored to be included in a cast of such incredible, brilliant women. This is her second show in Seattle; her first was playing Eliza’s understudy in SMT’s fall production of My Fair Lady. She moved to the PNW from Houston, TX in May 2017 after getting her BFA in Acting from St. Edward’s University in Austin the previous year. Previous credits include Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, Ophelia in Hamlet, Susannah in Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, and Marya in The Government Inspector (Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin, TX). She wants to give a huge shout-out to her friends and family for being rad as hell and supporting her in all of her creative ventures. Y’all are the best.
Behind the Scenes with Classical King FM
Apr 29, May 8:
May 1, 6, 13:
Dig Deep-Happy Hour: Meet director of The Wolves Sheila Daniels and Seattle Reign star Beverly Yanez! These women, both at the top of their professional game, will talk about the play and explore the intersection between the world of team sports and acting on stage. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from Girasole Winery. Join us for this special pre-show event!
Learn more about the Playwright:
Sarah DeLappe on Women Warriors | Lincoln Center Theatre
Meet the Director Sheila Daniels:
The Wolves contains coarse language and mature content throughout, including references to sex.
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“Scary, exhilarating brightness or raw adolescence.”
“A delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer”
“The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer…DeLappe’s dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly from gross-out humor to pain […] She offers us ninety minutes in a smart, sympathetic, female world. It’s a patch of Astroturf I would gladly set foot on again.”
“A thrilling debut play. First-rate ensemble acting and theater that keeps you on the edge of your seat”