The Wolves Artist Encounter
Sunday, February 18 | 5 - 6pm
at Goodman Theatre
Free for Members, $10 for the general public
Director and former Maggio Fellow Vanessa Stalling joins acclaimed playwright Sarah DeLappe in a moderated discussion focused on DeLappe's sensational debut, The Wolves. The Goodman invites you to join this rare opportunity to hear DeLappe and Stalling delve into the work's nuanced take on gender, its relevance in current national discourse and the Goodman's road to its current production.
MEET THE PANELISTS
Vanessa Stalling (Director of The Wolves): Vanessa Stalling returns to Goodman Theatre, where she was the 2016 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow, during which she directed the New Stages Festival performance of Kirsten Greenidge’s And Moira Spins and the Playwrights Unit reading of Jenni Lamb’s Messina. Ms. Stalling adapted and directed United Flight 232 from Laurence Gonzales’ Flight 232 for The House Theatre of Chicago, which won Jeff Awards for Best Production and was included in Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 Productions in 2016.”
Sarah DeLappe (Author of The Wolves): Ms. DeLappe’s play The Wolves (Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Great Plains Theater Conference) was a recipient of the American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award and a finalist for the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She has been a resident artist at Sitka Fellows Program and SPACE on Ryder Farm and was a 2016/2017 Page One playwright at the Playwrights Realm.
Megan Carney (Moderator): Megan Carney is the Artistic Director of About Face Theatre, Chicago's professional company dedicated to innovative and exceptional plays and education programs that advance dialogue on gender and sexuality. As a founding director of About Face Youth Theatre, Megan’s collaborative work with community partners and artists around the city has addressed chosen families, identity development, housing instability, and more in celebrated performances that premiered in Chicago and toured around the country. Recent Chicago directing credits include Julie Jenson’s Winter, George Brant’s Grizzly Mama, Danielle Pinnock’s Body/Courage and Lisa Dillman’s American Wee Pie and The Walls with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. She also co-created Women at War, a multi-year performance and civic dialogue project about women in the military that continues to tour. She has a MFA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech with a focus on Directing and Public Dialogue and a BA from Kalamazoo College where her ideas about art as a tool for social justice and activism began to take shape.
Feb 9 - Mar 11, 2018 | In the Owen
From the safety of the suburbs, a girls soccer team navigates life's big questions and wages their own tiny battles—with all the "bark and bite" (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. A “smart, hilarious, delightful meditation on society, sex and soccer” (The Village Voice), The Wolves is a portrait of the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens who just want to score some goals.