Acting Lessons

Are you preparing for an Audition? Or, are you an adult looking to improve your performance? We offer advanced, private acting lessons for the determined and dedicated artist.


Our Curriculum


We offer a customized curriculum to match your individual goals, including but not limited to:

  • Audition Prep.

  • Character and Script Analysis

  • Techniques of Established Methods

  • Dialects

  • Movement for the Stage & Character Creation

  • Methods to Increase Confidence and Empower Creativity


Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Our ideal student has a passion for acting, whether they’ve been at it for years, or months. We hold our actors to high standards because we believe in you.

Take the First Step:


Contact Katrina Syrris to schedule your free consultation meeting to discuss your goals, and develop your customized lesson plan! Email, or call (224) 465-0451.

Lessons are offered weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as-needed based on your schedule, goals, and preferences.


  • Devon O.

    (On being cast in his first show of 2020): I owe it all to my acting instructor Katrina for helping me elevate my craft and pushing me to become a great actor! You and the rest of Goodly are awesome!

    October 9th, 2019

  • Julie T.

    An engaging environment where all feel safe to explore, collaborate, have fun and be creative!!!! Katrina has a way of lifting people up and propelling them forward!! Her unwavering commitment to the arts and to other artists, along with her amazing talent as an actor, writer and director, are beyond praise!!! Thank you for all you do!!!!

    March 7, 2019


  • Rachel S.

    Working with Goodly has been the opportunity and experience of a lifetime. Never before has working with a regional theater company made me feel like the professional I know I am, as Goodly has. Furthermore, Katrina is a highly driven individual with the artistic vision that would rival any of her peers. She is an outstanding teacher, director, and overall human being.

    March 6, 2019


  • Brian L.

    It was fun, creative and a truly wonderful experience.

    March 6, 2019


Meet Your Teacher

Katrina Syrris is an actor, director, producer, and playwright in the Fox Valley Area, and currently serves on the board of the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. She has been involved in theatre since she was four years old, after she gripped her chest and screeched while slowly sliding down the giant lazy boy in her living room, prompting her parents to put her into acting classes. Since then, she has starred in and directed shows consistently for the last two decades. She is founder of Goodly Creatures Theatre, previously seen at the Elgin Art Showcase, Stage 773 in Chicago, and festivals. She is also Goodly's primary educator, teaching acting lessons, and yoga classes for artists and the general public. As an actress, she has been nominated by Broadway World Chicago for Best Actress for her appearance as Alice in The Drowning Girls and for best Ensemble for The Drowning Girls and Boeing Boeing (Gabriella). 


Other favorite roles include Woman #3 in The Big Meal, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Young Woman in Machinal, Viola in Twelfth Night, Sooze in SubUrbia, Annie in Over the Tavern, and Annie in The Miracle Worker. She has also been featured in Bravo Magazine's "On the Marquee" as a featured interview. Click this link to read more about Katrina's mission as an artist.


For Katrina, theatre was never just a phase, it’s her passion.


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Location: Currently Performing Online! We can't wait to perform live for you again soon! Stay tuned for updates!

Reach out to us via email for mailing address.

Phone #: (224) 465-0451


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