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Audition for Goodly

Auditions for Love's Labour's Lost have closed. Please check back here for more information on future opportunities to audition for Goodly Creatures!

Thank you for your interest in performing with Goodly Creatures Theatre!

This summer, we are excited to produce Shakespeare’s classic Love’s Labour’s Lost!

Auditions will take place at Etc Coworking’s Main Conference Room from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 13th, and Friday, April 14th. Etc Coworking is located at 11 Douglas Avenue, Second Floor, Elgin, IL 60120.

We will be hosting both in-person and virtual auditions this April. You may attend more than once. We ask that you submit the registration form in order to be considered for the cast. There is a button to access the form below.

Before opening the form, please be prepared to submit:

  • Your best contact information

  • Your headshot and resumé

  • Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 

  • Your preferred roles and casting considerations

  • Any conflicts with rehearsals or performances

Please note that your personal information is NOT shared with any third parties outside of Goodly Creatures Theatre.

In Person Auditions: Be prepared for readings from the script. Sides are available for download at the bottom of this announcement.

Virtual Auditions: Please submit a video recording of your performance of one monologue from any of Shakespeare’s plays. If you have a website or reels, feel free to include links to those in your email submission. Video auditions are due Sunday, April 16th at 9pm. Please send your virtual audition to with the subject line “[First and Last Name]: Shakespeare Audition]”. 


  • Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg: Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm

  • Cantigny Park in Wheaton: Thursday, July 6th at 7pm

  • Island Park in Geneva: Saturday, August 5th at 6pm (Rain Date is August 12th)

  • Lord’s Park in Elgin: August 13th at 3pm

  • Wing Park in Elgin: August 26th at 6pm

  • Please note that we will have a private performance to allow swings the opportunity to perform for friends, family, and other interested parties. This performance date is TBD.

Rehearsals will take place Monday through Thursday from 7pm to 9pm, beginning May 1st. Please note that you will not be required to attend all rehearsals, as a schedule will be made to accommodate absences, and will be organized based on scenes we’re rehearsing and who is necessary for those scenes. 

Tech week will be Sunday, June 18th through Wednesday June 21st.

Rehearsals will be held in Dundee, IL, approximately 5 minutes from the 1-90 Exit (approximately 45 minutes from O’Hare). Location will be shared with cast and crew.

Every ensemble member will be paid a $125 stipend upon completion of the performance run.

Characters in the Play: Note that some roles are subject to double-casting

  • King of Navarre, also known as Ferdinand, in love with The Princess

  • Berowne, lord attending the King, in love with Rosaline

  • Longaville, lord attending the King, in love with Maria 

  • Dumaine, lord attending the King, in love with Katherine

  • The Princess of France

  • Rosaline, lady attending the Princess

  • Maria, lady attending the Princess

  • Katherine, lady attending the Princess

  • Boyet, a lord attending the Princess

  • Don Adriano de Armado, a pompous fool, in love with Jaquenetta

  • Boy, Armado’s Page, also known as Mote (or Moth)

  • Jaquenetta, the object of Armado’s and Costard’s affections

  • Costard, the clown

  • Dull, the constable

  • Holofernes, the schoolmaster

  • Nathaniel, the curate

  • Forester

  • Monsieur Marcade, a messenger from France

If you have questions regarding auditions, please contact us at

We value diversity, and welcome people of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to audition.

If you have difficulty submitting the registration form, please email us and include:

  • Your best contact information (phone and email)

  • Your headshot and resumé

  • Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 

  • Your preferred roles and casting considerations (including if you are willing to accept a role as a swing).

  • Any conflicts with rehearsals or performances

  • The date(s) you plan to attend auditions, or a video submission

  • How you discovered Goodly Creatures Theatre

Internships are available on a per-show basis. We have worked with interns in tech, marketing, and house management. Please reach out to for more information.

Sides for Download:

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