About CRY WOLF
RUN IF YOU CAN
After Connor and Gwen Burns return home from their tour in Iraq, neither can find a way to process their trauma without hurting the other. The lasting damage and the joys of being home mix together until they are unsure if they're actually helping each other or just lashing out to relieve their personal pain. When are they actually there for each other? When are they crying wolf? Will they make it through?
CRY WOLF looks at the trials veterans face when they come home, the unfair placement of women as healers to broken men, and the fight we all have with our demons in our personal wars.
To read the most recent, complete version of the script on New Play Exchange, click here.
CRY WOLF | NY Summerfest
The initial run of CRY WOLF at the NY Summerfest has now ended. To read a press release on the production, click the picture. The original audition calls for CONNOR BURNS are listed below.
BroadwayWorld Press Release
Behind the Scenes
Fighting for Veterans and Mental Health
Follow Juliana Bearse (Director), Maggie Brennan (Veteran Psychology Doctoral Student), and Arlene Bozich (Playwright) through a multi-part series on the relationship CRY WOLF and veterans share with Community, Mental Health, Gender Politics, and other topics.
Part I on Community and Part 2 on Mental Health are available now
When & Where to see CRY WOLF
We have completed the initial run of CRY WOLF at the NY Summerfest. Follow us on Instagram for current project updates (@cry.wolf.play.nyc)
Currently, there are no upcoming performances of CRY WOLF. Reach out if you would like information on mounting a new production of the piece.
According to the VA National Suicide Data Report, " the suicide rate was 1.5 times greater for Veterans than for non-Veteran adults" in their report, updated in September 2018. These results have been consistent, and in some case increasing, over recent years as Veterans face more challenges returning home to civilian life after combat without proper mental health support.
Suicide prevention is the VA's top clinical priority - their goal is to ensure suicide prevention is a part of every aspect of Veterans’ lives, not just their interactions with VA.
The play is meant to explore and open the conversation that veterans and civilians need to have; the conversation around the increased veteran suicide rate and how we, as a society, can combat this crisis. Find the playwright on Patreon to support her and her work, or else reach out below about mounting a new production of CRY WOLF. Currently, fundraising for the piece is closed and we suggest giving to political candidates who support actual reforms to support veterans, as well as charities focused on mental health and the military. Holding our veterans up also involves destroying systems of silence and oppression- we stand with BLM and the various protesters around the country. Give where you can do the most good. Theatres are shuttered until it's safe to gather in groups indoors again- give to the people who need it now.
Meet The Team
Playwright | Producer
Arlene is a writer, actress, and storyteller living and working in Manhattan. She graduated with her BA in Acting & English from Purdue University, then received her MFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut. To date, she has finished writing two novels, three full length plays, two TV Pilots, ten short stories, and thousands of pieces of unfinished work that she promises she'll get back to one day. As an actress, she has worked around the country. NYC: The Wild Project's1 2 3 the Play, Q2Q Productions' Chasing Jack, and TACT Salon's Stagedoor. Regional: Candida, A Flea in her Ear, Noises Off!, Sense & Sensibility, King Lear, Pride & Prejudice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and others.
Juliana Bearse is a theatre artist based in Brooklyn. She has worked with artists such as Austin Pendleton and Barbara Houseman and has accepted a position as an Assistant Director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival with Vince Cardinal as her director. She has received training from Theatre Academy London, as well as her BFA from the University of Connecticut. Since arriving in New York, she has had the privilege to work at the Rattlestick, the Wild Project, and many others. Juliana is a proponent of the Stage Intimacy Choreography Movement and works to promote safe, artistically potent spaces. Follow her on Instagram @juliana_bearse