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Nov 4

Adult Auditions: The Kid at the Edge of Everything

Adult professionals are invited to audition for COCA’s production of The Kid at the Edge of Everything

Adult professionals (Ages 18+) are invited to audition for COCA’s production of The Kid at the Edge of Everything. 

Auditions will be held in individual, 5-minute audition slots on Saturday, November 4 from 10:00AM–3:30PM.

Callbacks are by invitation only on Sunday, November 5 from 12:00PM–2:00PM.

What to Prepare

Prepare 2 contrasting 1-minute monologues. Bring a copy of your headshot and resume to the audition. You will be asked to add your digital headshot and resume to an audition form you will receive before your appointment time.

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About The Kid at the Edge of Everything

12-year-old Simone lives an overwhelming and overscheduled life, but they really want to find a place that they can stop and think. At the same time, on the other side of the universe, The Kid at the Edge of Everything lives alone, bored, and isolated. Following a startling sequence of events involving “lots and lots of fireworks” and a rocket ship, their worlds collide changing the trajectory of the children’s lives forever.

With an age-appropriate cast of professional adults and COCA student actors, this imaginative adventure about friendship, will delight audiences of all ages. Written by internationally acclaimed playwright, Finegan Kruckmeyer, the play has been described as “Interstellar surrealism,” yet children will relate to the real-world struggles of the characters to find balance and connection.

Show Dates & Times

APR 19 | 10:00AM & 7:00PM

APR 20 | 2:00PM

APR 21 | 2:00PM

Show Information

Production Information

This production is a part of COCA’s Professional Theatre Workshop Model. Adult performers will be a part of mentoring students through an educational process that models professional theatre standards. We are enthusiastically interested in actors that are also teaching artists. Rehearsals begin March 24, 2024 with a staggered start depending on role.


The actors will be hourly employees of COCA and will be paid for all hours worked on-site. Hourly rates will depend on casting and years of experience.

Adult Professionals: $15–$17 an hour

Character Breakdown

Simon/Simone | 12–15 year old, strong actor, strong presence, otherworldly

Louis/Louise | 10–12 year old, strong actor, strong presence, high energy

Artie/Arika | 12–15 year old

Chloe/Chris | 12–17 year old

Michael/Michelle | 12–17 year old

Colin/Coleen | 12–17 year old

Mom | Adult woman

Dad | Adult Man


Questions about registering to audition? Contact COCA’s Registration Office at 314.561.4898 or registration@cocastl.org.

Questions about the production or the audition? Contact Cameron Tyler, Artistic Producer, ctyler@cocastl.org.

The Kid at the Edge of Everything Graphic with Rocketship

Nov 4

Adult Auditions: The Kid at the Edge of Everything

Adult professionals are invited to audition for COCA’s production of The Kid at the Edge of Everything

November 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 3:30 pm

6880 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63130
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Audition FAQ

What information do I need to provide?

An audition form will be made available before auditions. Please fill that form out before the audition if possible. A rehearsal calendar is available now. Actors are asked to bring that calendar to auditions with any and all conflicts. No additional conflicts are guaranteed as accepted after the initial submission.

Do you need a headshot and resume?

Photo and resume are needed. The photo does not need to be a formal headshot, a school picture or the like will work.

Where in the building are auditions taking place. When are the callbacks and where will they be?

Auditions and Callbacks will be held in Lefton Family Community Room. Lefton is located directly to the left after entering the building. If need help locating the room, Patron Services at the Front Desk will be able to direct you the room.

What should I do to prepare?

Please prepare 2 contrasting 1-minute monologues (comic/dramatic and classic/contemporary). The monologues need to be memorized and we will watch both.

What we are looking for in an audition?

Make strong acting choices, be friendly, and be prepared.

How will we notify people of callbacks?

Not everyone will be called back due to the needs of the show. It is still possible to be cast if you don’t get a callback. Will notify those who received callback by email the night after they audition.

What will happen at callbacks? And how long will I be there?

Callbacks will be cold readings. Cold readings are scenes from the show that you have not read before. The goal is for us to see how you act on your feet. Please expect to be there the entire length of the callback. You may be asked to read multiple roles with multiple people.

Where should parents plan to be?

Parents can wait in the lobby or hallway, but they should understand that they should not watch the audition or plan to talk to the directors at the audition (very busy time).

How will you know if you were cast?

An email to parents and guardians of students who auditioned within a week of the callbacks. Families are expected to accept the role by enrolling within 2 weeks of notification. The deadline for acceptance of a student role in The Kid at the Edge of Everything will be Sunday, November 26. If we don’t hear from a student in that window, we will re-cast that role.