The Wolves

Utah State Theatre’s production of The Wolves was performed under COVID 19 restrictions, when we were still getting used to deciphering people’s emotions without seeing most of their faces. Focusing on the mouth--fractured between a care-free smile and a fierce growl-- felt important to illustrating the emotional range of the play as well as highlighting a pivitol scene. 

Sara DeLappe’s debut play, The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a girls soccer team in suburban America as they warm up for their games. Idenitified only by their jersey numbers, the girls discuss everything from genocide to menstrual cycles to drugs to boys to literature in the energetic, fragmented, overlapping dialogue of teenagers. The cut-up, pieced-together style of the poster is a response to this striking dialog style and the way it gradually brings the characters into form. 

Performance Photos Credit: Anthony Messler

“I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings -- as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren’t just girlfriends or sex objects or manic pixie dream girls but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were trying actively to figure out who they were in this changing world around them.”

Sara DeLappe

Marissa Devey ©2022 - Design & Illustration

Based in UT