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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.



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 including Side Street Studio Arts' Going Dutch Fest, and the Elgin Literary Festival. 

Original plays she has written and produced include, Goodly Creatures, Nevermore, Ghosts of Christmas Past (Or, Dickens, Capra, and Seuss Walk into a Bar).

Katrina has also been seen at the Martini Room in Elgin, performing her original hour-long stand up comedy sets, "Quarter Life Crisis," "Not Your Venus," and "Luck Ain't a Lady."


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

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