Audition for Goodly

Thank you for your interest in performing with Goodly Creatures Theatre! Please view our instructions below to audition for our upcoming production of The Tempest, this summer's Shakespeare in the Park performance. Please note that we will perform in Elgin, Geneva, and Wheaton, IL. Rehearsals will take place in South Elgin, IL. Virtual auditions are due by Sunday, April 24th at 11:59PM. Please note that auditions submitted after the due date may not be considered. 


Performance Dates:

Show Dates: July 30th, August 7th, August 13th, August 20th
Rain Dates: August 6th, August 27th


To be considered for casting, please complete our virtual audition process. Email the following information to Include in your subject line: “Your Name, Tempest Audition.” In person call-backs will be by invitation only, during the first week of May. You will be notified via email and asked to confirm your call-back appointment. If you are invited to attend call-backs but find yourself unable to attend, special accommodations may be made. Details for call-backs will be included in the invitation email.

In the body of your email please include:

  1. First Name, Last Name

  2. Email

  3. Phone number

  4. Performance Date Conflicts (if any)

  5. Rehearsal Availability (Rehearsals typically occur on weekdays from 7pm to 9pm)

  6. A short summary of any musical experience/special skills. Please include instrument and/or vocal range if applicable.

  7. *If you do not have a resume, please include a summary of relevant experience.


Please attach the following:

  1. Headshot (if you do not have a professional headshot, a selfie is fine)

  2. Resume (optional)

  3. Video Recording: 

    1. Personal introduction (30 seconds-1 minute)

    2. 1-2 minute monologue (comedic or dramatic)

    3. Shakespeare is preferred

    4. NOTE: You may also provide a YouTube link for your audition in lieu of emailing the video file.

  4. Goodly Creatures is dedicated to a safe working environment for our cast and crew. Please provide proof of your vaccination against COVID-19 for casting consideration. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to, or include them in the body of your emailed audition. Please note that this production offers a paid stipend to performers and crew members. If you would like your audition to be considered for future projects with Goodly Creatures Theatre, please let us know in the body of your email.

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