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Wolf Play

Written by Hansol Jung
Directed by Deborah Block
October 27, 2022 — November 20, 2022

Opening Night: November 2, 2022

Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

A promising boxer is on the verge of a pro debut when their wife signs the adoption papers for a Korean boy. The boy’s original adoptive father was all set to hand him over to a new home… until he realizes that the boy would have no “dad.” Caught in the middle, the child launches himself in a lone wolf’s journey of finding a pack that he can call his own.
What The New York Times called “thrilling…probing and playful”, Wolf Play is a messy, funny and disturbing theatrical experience about the families we choose and unchoose.

A Philadelphia Premiere!

Show Dates & Times


THU, Oct 27, 7PM- $10
FRI, Oct 28, 8PM- $20
SAT, Oct 29, 8PM- $20 
SUN, Oct 30, 3PM- $20 
TUE, Nov 1, 7PM- $20
WED, Nov 2, 7PM- Sold Out 
THU, Nov 3, 7PM- $30
FRI, Nov 4, 8PM- $35
SAT, Nov 5, 8PM- $35
SUN, Nov 6, 3PM* – $35 
WED, Nov 9, 7PM- $30
THU, Nov 10, 7PM*– $30 
FRI, Nov 11, 8PM- $35
SAT, Nov 12, 8PM- $35
SUN, Nov 13, 3PM- $35
MON, Nov 14, 7PM- $20
WED, Nov 16, 7PM- $30
THU, Nov 17, 12PM- $20
THU, Nov 17, 7PM- $30

FRI, Nov 18, 8PM- $35
SAT, Nov 19, 8PM- $35
SUN, Nov 20, 3PM- $35

Makoto Hirano (Wolf, he/him/his) is a Philadelphia-based choreographer and theatre maker. His award-winning, original performance projects have been presented nationally in numerous venues and festivals including Off-Broadway at the National Asian American Theatre Festival (NYC), DanceTruck (Atlanta, GA), Ringling Museum (Sarasota, FL), Yale University (CT), and FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA). As a creator-performer, Hirano has originated over 20 roles, with highlights that include projects with Bill Irwin, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Nichole Canuso Dance, and Thaddeus Phillips/Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental. Hirano is a founding member and current advisor to the arts collective PAPA (Philly Asian Performing Artists); co-founder of installation art duo Gatto+Hirano; co-founder of Team Sunshine Performance where he is a creator, producer, performer, and choreographer. From 2007-2014 Hirano was a Facilitator with Philly/Baltimore/South Carolina-based professional development program Artists U. A former U.S. Marine, Hirano earned his BFA in dance at Temple University.


Colin McIlvaine – Set Design

Ariel Wang – Costume Design

Christopher Colucci – Sound Design

Sebastienne Mundheim – Puppet Design

Melody Wong – Stage Manager

Janet Embree – Production Manager