FALL 2022 PRODUCTION
"The Wolves" by Sarah Delappe
Directed by Brendan Wahlers
Auditions are open to Bayonne High School Students
Wednesday 9/21 or Thursday 9/22 @ 3-5:30pm
BHS Alexander X O’Connor Auditorium (enter through door 22)
(Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.)
Performances Dec 2-4, 2022
*Prepare a short (one minute or less) comedic or dramatic monologue to perform. You may choose your own, or pick from the two monologues at the bottom of this document.
**Please come to the audition in comfortable gym clothes and sneakers. Actors should possess coordination, flexibility and an inclination towards fitness. Soccer skills are particularly welcome, as the audition (and rehearsals) will include “soccer practice”. You will be expected to participate in movement exercises and show any soccer skills you may have.
***ANYONE INTERESTED IN TECHNICAL OR BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE VISIT MR. WAHLERS IN RM 6-250 DURING YOUR LUNCH PERIOD.
Monday through Thursday 3pm-5:30pm beginning Tuesday, Sept 27th.
****Saturday rehearsals beginning October 15th.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE REHEARSAL THE WEEK OF 11/7-11/12 although school is not in session.
A strict commitment to the rehearsals and production is expected.
Performances Dec 2-4, 2022
The Wolves is set in an indoor soccer facility. Each scene depicts the nine teenage girls who make up the Wolves, a high school soccer team, conversing while they warm up before their game each week. In most scenes, the team is going through a stretching routine or doing practice exercises.
Female,17; open ethnicity. Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Smart and she knows it, watches documentaries, columnist for the high school newspaper. Both of her parents are psychiatrists. A bit of a know-it-all, she enjoys policing and correcting her teammates. Junior at East High.
Female,17; open ethnicity. 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. Junior at East High.
Female,16; open ethnicity. 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. Junior at East High.
Female,16; open ethnicity. 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.
Female,16; open ethnicity. 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. Junior at East High.
Female,16; open ethnicity. Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic, “fuck”, 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. Junior at St. Albans, Catholic all-girls school.
Female,16; half-Armenian. 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 a Soccer Mom, very involved in her life. Junior at St. Albans, Catholic all-girls school.
Female,16; open ethnicity. 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. Junior at East High.
Female,17; open ethnicity. 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. East High
MONOLOGUES YOU CAN USE:
You were nothing before you met me! You were playing Barbies with Betty Finn! You were a Brownie, you were a Bluebird, you were a Girl Scout Cookie! I got you into a popular party! What’s my thanks? It’s on the hallway carpet. I get paid in puke! (pause) Monday morning, you’re history. I’ll tell everyone about tonight. Transfer to Washington High School. Transfer to Jefferson. No one at Westerburg’s going to let you play their reindeer games.
Maybe it was love, I don’t know, – I was young.
In school there was this boy. He never looked at me and I never… did you ever have a feeling in your heart?... Something that you feel is going to happen and it doesn’t?...that’s the way my heart was… It wasn’t love, I know that –(pause). He never even noticed me. But, I saw him do a lot of good things–when the big boys picked on the smaller ones, he helped them out. I know he had a lot of good in him– good, that nobody else could see–that’s why my heart longs for him.
BHS THESPIAN SOCIETY
Thespian Troupe 5093 - A Gold Level Honor Troupe - is the BHS chapter of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for drama students. Students earn the designation of "thespian" and are inducted into the troupe after meeting the requirements as established by the ITS. Any interested student should see Mr. Wahlers or Ms. Alexander. Troupe 5093 holds open meetings every Wednesday at 2:50pm.
New Jersey Thespians is the state chapter of the International Thespian Society, part of the Educational Theatre Association. It's mission is to promote, strengthen and advocate for theatre arts education in New Jersey schools. For more information go to www.njthespians.org .