Friday, November 19, 2021 (All day) - Monday, November 29, 2021 (All day)
Prof. Mary Jo Lodge

Lafayette Theater Department announces
Open Auditions


The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe


A girls indoor soccer team warms up in this 2016 off-Broadway play. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine

American girls (and one soccer mom) who just want to score some goals.

Lehigh Valley premiere of this finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.


Directed by Professor Mary Jo Lodge



The Wolves requires nine diverse female-identifying actors to play skilled high school soccer players. Soccer playing experience is not required but is a plus. The actors will train with Lafayette Women’s Soccer Coach Mick Statham to learn the soccer skills required for the show. There is an additional role for a soccer mom, mother to one of the players, who only appears in the final scene, but who plays a pivotal role. The soccer mom needs no soccer skills.  One character removes her shirt on stage (ala soccer great Brandi Chastain) and appears in a sports bra in one scene. Note that there is explicit dialogue and profanity in the play. 


To audition, record a video of yourself performing a 45 second to 1-minute-long contemporary (after 1940) monologue from memory. Except for the soccer mom, the actors do not do monologues in the show, so material from any play is fine. Be sure to identify yourself in your video. E-mail Theater Department Administrative Coordinator Cindy Notaroberto (notarobc@lafayette.edu) if you wish to get access to a PDF of the script for the show (reading it prior to auditioning is recommended).  Callbacks, if needed, will be held IN PERSON Nov. 30th – Dec. 2nd


VIDEOS ARE DUE BY NOV. 29th, 2021 AT 5:00p.m.  Submit all videos, along with your audition information and conflicts, via the Google form linked here:




The Wolves will run IN PERSON and LIVE on March 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m., and March 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the Weiss Theater in Buck Hall at Lafayette. You must be available for all performances to participate.  It is possible to perform in both The Wolves and Legally Blonde for the Marquis Players - the teams for the productions will work together to avoid conflicts.  We will rehearse afternoons and evenings, depending on cast availability, starting the week classes begin in the Spring semester (but we will have 1-2 meetings THIS semester to introduce soccer skills that can be practiced over winter break). There may be some afternoon soccer sessions, depending on availability.  All cast and crew positions are open, except for stage manager, and academic credit can be earned for major roles onstage and off.


For more information, contact Director Prof. Mary Jo Lodge via e-mail at lodgem@lafayette.edu.

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Theater Department