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Adult professionals (Ages 19+) are invited to audition for The Wolves.

WHO: AEA and NON-AEA adult actors (ages 19+). This is a Guest Artist II Contract (housing is not provided with this contract), pending Equity Approval.

We are especially interested in casting adult actors who have worked as teaching artists and are committed to supporting the artistic growth of young people throughout the rehearsal and performance process. The production follows a professional theatre workshop model.

WHAT TO PREPARE: One side. Click here to download sides.

AEA Actors and all actors auditioning for The Wolves should submit a video audition and headshot/resume in lieu of an in-person appointment. These materials should be submitted by November 1 to Delaney Piggins, Artistic Producer, at dpiggins@cocastl.org.

COCA Summer Rep: The Wolves

By: Sarah DeLappe
Director: Gaby Rodriguez
Dramaturg: Delaney Piggins

FRI, JUL 15 | 7:00PM
SAT, JUL 16| 3:00PM & 7:00PM
AGES 14+

The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a girls’ high school indoor soccer team, The Wolves, as they prepare for their games each week. The nine girls converse about everything from genocide and menstrual cycles to drugs, boys, literature, and each other. The team members first seem indistinguishable as each is referred to by only her number, but each quickly becomes identifiable and different. The Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do. Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of playwright Sarah DeLappe.

The Wolves Time Commitment

The Wolves rehearses MON–FRI evenings and some weekends near tech and performance.
The Wolves first rehearsal: June 6
The Wolves opening: July 15
The Wolves closing: July 17

Casting the Following Roles

(some of the roles will be cast with students who are currently in or interested in joining COCA’s Pre-Professional Division)

Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen. Is curious about the world and grapples with questions of morality.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Defense, Captain. Classic (ex)coach’s daughter. Seventeen. Works to keep everyone in line, both physically and socially, while also making an attempt to strike out on her own with a new relationship.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Midfield. Into her wackiness. Sixteen. Self-medicates with marijuana and attempts to understand the complexity of relationships.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, just wants to fit in. Sixteen. Struggles awkwardly, and often unsuccessfully, to fit in, but eventually proves that she is a worthy teammate.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny. Sixteen. More innocent than the other girls, has strong religious beliefs and a secret eating disorder.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

#7: Striker.
Too cool for school. Sarcastic. thick eyeliner. Almost seventeen. Loses a bit of her cool factor when she gets injured and has to miss the last game in the season. She watches in dismay as #46 appears to usurp her position as striker.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Midfield. #7’s insecure sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen. Tries to be as cool as her friend #7, but struggles with the pressure of sex and growing up before she is quite ready. She brings orange slices to practice and the team takes a photo with orange slices in their mouths, growing closer.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Defense. Plays dumber than she is. Sixteen. Acts less intelligent than she is so that people will like her
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

#00: Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen. Copes with intense anxiety which causes her to vomit before every game.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Soccer Mom: Soccer Mom shows up at practice after the death of her daughter, bringing with her a bag of orange slices and grief.
Gender: Female or Non-Binary

Descriptions courtesy of Lincoln Center Theatre

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COCA Health & Safety Procedures

  • Performers who show proof of vaccination and follow COCA’s testing policy may be unmasked only while on-stage. All other performers will remain masked.
  • COCA requires performers to test weekly with support from Nomi Health, our health/safety partner.
  • Performers will maintain at least 10 feet of physical distance from the audience.
  • Directors, Choreographers, Designers, Music Directors and Stage Managers will be masked at all times when engaging with performers in rehearsal studios and on-stage.


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

Questions about the production or audition? Contact Delaney Piggins, Artistic Producer, dpiggins@cocastl.org.