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December 28, 2021

General Auditions: a Company of Fools / St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

a Company of Fools and the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival are holding joint General Auditions in Ottawa for their 2022 seasons. Professional actors who are interested in working in Ottawa and/or Prescott are invited to submit.

Candidates will be considered for a summer production at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival as well as a spring development workshop and fall production at a Company of Fools.

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. 

Auditions will be held in Ottawa at the Great Canadian Theatre Company on January 7th and 8th, from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Proof of double vaccination is required, and must be sent in advance of the audition appointment. 

Submit your headshot and CV by December 28th at 5pm. 


a Company of Fools and the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival encourage submissions from artists of all backgrounds regardless of culture, race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

For any questions, please email Company of Fools Artistic Director Nicholas Leno (nleno@fools.ca) and/or St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Richard Sheridan Willis (ad@stlawrenceshakespeare.ca).