• Elizabeth Kramer

Teenage reporters cover the making of ‘The Wolves’ — an acclaimed play about teenage athletes


The cast of Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” at in Actors Theatre of Louisville. Photo by Jonathan Roberts.


When the youth arts journalism program, Arts Bureau Edge, saw Actors Theatre of Louisville was opening Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves” — a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama about a teenage girls’ soccer team — we knew this production would be a perfect focus for a reporting project. This would give teenagers the opportunity to report on a critically acclaimed play that gives a window into the world of teenagers.


So, just after the winter holiday break, a small group of high school students met for a workshop after reading the play — Arts Bureau Edge had sent them the play in the mail — to talk about what we would see and report on. From there, we saw the play and developed and worked on article ideas over four sessions. They met and spoke with people from “The Wolves” at Actors Theatre of Louisville to bring these articles to you. A few even decided to also review the opening performance we saw.


Movement, body care underscore ‘The Wolves’ at Actors Theatre

By On’Dria Gibson • Louisville Male High School • junior


With diverse cast in ‘The Wolves,’ Actors Theatre aims to reflect youth in America

By Martin Sanders-Whiteley • Atherton High School • senior


Two in Actors Theatre’s “The Wolves” reprise roles as teenage soccer players

By Gracie Vanover • Floyd Central High School • senior


Review | ‘The Wolves’ feeds high emotion by perfectly capturing teenage girls conversations

By Martin Sanders-Whitley • Atherton High School • senior


Review | Reality reflected, wonderfully portrayed ‘The Wolves’ reveals teenage girls’ stories

By Gracie Vanover • Floyd Central High School • senior


Much thanks to the University of Louisville for providing space for the workshop and Elizabeth Greenfield and Austin French of Actors Theatre of Louisville for scheduling the interviews.


Special thanks to Keith Stone and Scott Recker of LEO, who practice the values of collaborative journalism and help bring the community these young reporters’ work by also publishing the articles from the workshop in LEO.


— Elizabeth Kramer, founder, Arts Bureau Edge

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