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Adult and Student Auditions for The Wolves

FRI, JAN 28 | 4:30–9:00PM
SAT, JAN 29 | 10:00AM–3:00PM

Callbacks by invitation only:
SUN, JAN 30 | 11:00–3:00PM

Register to Audition

WHO: Students (Ages 15–18) and Adult professionals (Ages 18+) are invited to audition for COCA’s production of The Wolves.

WHEN: Auditions will be held in individual, 10-minute appointments on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29. Callbacks are by invitation only on Sunday, January 30.

WHERE: COCA – Center of Creative Arts, 6880 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130

TO PREPARE: Please prepare 1–2 sides for your audition of a character that you identify with. Please 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.

Access sides for The Wolves.


Rehearsals begin June 7 and tech begins July 9. Rehearsal hours consist of evenings and weekends.


#11Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen. Is curious about the world and grapples with questions of morality.Gender: Female or Non-Binary

#25: 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

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

#46: 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

#2: 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

#14: 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

#8: Defense. Plays dumber than she is. Sixteen. Acts less intelligent than she is so that people will like herGender: 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

Show Information:

The Wolves
FRI, JUL 15 | 7:00PM
SAT, JUL 16 | 3:00PM
SAT, JUL 16 | 7:00PM
SUN, JUL 17 | 1:00PM
SUN, JUL 17 | 5:00PM

The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a girls’ high school indoor soccer team as they prepare for their games each week. The Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do. The adolescent team members, each identifiable and different, are depicted in one of the most absorbing and specific ways in the American Theatre. Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of playwright Sarah DeLappe.

COCA’s Production of The Wolves is directed by Ashleigh Akilah Rucker.

Content Transparency:

The Wolves contains some mature themes and language. In following COCA’s mission to deliver thought-provoking programs and train informed young theatre artists who will advocate for change within the theatre and our society, we have decided to include the mature content and language of The Wolves. Including the mature language helps fully capture the frustration, hardships, and reality of adolescence. These discussions help us understand youth holistically, as complex humans with both trauma and biases.

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

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