“Speak the speech, I pray you.”

2023 Notice

a Company of Fools will not be holding general auditions for our 2023 season. Our next round of general auditions will take place later this year for our 2024 season. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

We will be hosting general auditions for the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival at our office on Sunday, February 19th, 2023. These auditions are for the SLSF only. Please follow this link for more information.

For when the time comes …

Candidates should have a strong handle on Shakespearean text and be able to work outdoors during a variety of weather conditions. Skills in puppetry, movement, and the ability to play hand-held instruments will be considered an asset. 

Candidates are asked to prepare:

  • Two contrasting monologues, one from Shakespeare and the other of your choice. 
  • Optional: an acapella song, no longer than 30 seconds

How to Submit:

Please send a headshot and CV to auditions@fools.ca.

Please title your documents using your first initial and last name, following this example:
‘W. Shakespeare – General Audition.PDF”

CAEA members: please indicate your Equity status at the time of submission. Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Please bring your membership number to the audition.

Agents: please do not send bulk submissions. If submitting for your clients, please submit them individually, following the format above.

Questions: email Company of Fools Artistic Director Nicholas Leno (nleno@fools.ca).

Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

a Company of Fools encourages submissions from artists of all backgrounds regardless of culture, race, colour, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.