By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jonathan Wilson
Loyola University Chicago
Mainstage Live Zoom Performance
Scenic Designer: Molly Cornell
Costume Designer: Rachel Healy
Lighting Designer: Lee Keenan
Stage Manager: Rebecca Walker
Movement Coordinator: Devon de Mayo
Mentor: Lee Keenan
THE WOLVES features lots of movement, including soccer exercises and drills. To support the soccer elements of the show in our virtual space, I helped create the world of the play through sound.
Take a listen to a powerful moment of the show (Time Out) where a character "kicks" soccer balls out of frame!
THE WOLVES was produced entirely via Zoom with cast members performing from home in their own spaces. One challenge of Zoom performance is the audio lag. For moments where cast members had to speak or chant in sync, we prerecorded audio and video to be played during the performance.
At this time, the design was also limited due to Zoom audio lag and problems with overlapping dialogue and sound. I focused most of my design into transitional, preshow, and intermission moments.