The Wolves: An On the Verge Staged Reading

Last night The Ithaca College New Voices Literary Festival hosted a staged reading of The Wolves, a brilliant first play written by Sarah DeLappe. As the Lincoln Center describes it:

“At its most straightforward, THE WOLVES is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls’ high school soccer team as they go through their warm-ups. Beyond the surface, though, is the thoughtful and eloquent way Ms. DeLappe delineates each of the young women in the space of 90 minutes and six scenes.”

The Wolves has become a sort of cultural phenomenon, earning DeLappe many prizes, such as an Obie Ensemble Award and a Drama Desk Award; DeLappe was also a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

“Thrilling! THE WOLVES keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

The Cherry Artspace hosted this final event of the New Voices Festival!

Photos by Isobel Duncan


The New Voices Literary Festival is a collaborative effort of the Writing and English Departments of Ithaca College with invaluable support from the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Theater, and the Park School of Communications.

Each year the festival invites authors at the beginning moments of rich literary careers to share work in a variety of genres. The festival is distinguished by the involvement of undergraduates at every stage of planning and implementation, and by the range of readings, panels, and class visits that make up the three day festival.


Radically local, radically international, formally innovative theatre.