Auditions – 2019
When: Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.
Where: Duarte Elk’s Lodge, 2436 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010. Auditions are by appointment only.
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire offers a range of unique performing opportunities. We emphasize on positive performer/audience interaction; performers should have a flair for improvisation and be able to create spontaneous dialogue with fellow cast members and the audience. A theatrical training is a plus but not essential. Performers at the Faire develop tremendous confidence, audience awareness as well as character and improvisational skills.
Who We’re Seeking:
- Stilt Walkers, Body Puppeteers & Character Actors
We are seeking actors with strong movement skills, imagination, love of history, lots of stamina, positive attitude, team spirit, and excitement for a completely unique performance opportunity. Especially seeking male actors.
- Actors for the Queen’s Court
We are seeking men and women of all ages to join Her Majesty’s court this season – especially seeking male actors and a strong female actress as a swing for multiple roles. Do you dream of fancy dresses, regal doublets, and courtly manners? Do you love Elizabethan history and want to learn more about the inner workings of Queen Elizabeth I and her most trusted advisors? Then Queen’s Court might just be the place for you. Queen’s Court is a fabulous opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the era and communicate the richness of the period and all it has to offer to our guests!
- Storytellers and Actors for children’s theater
Kids’ Kingdom is looking to cast for a variety of storybook and Shakespearian roles! Are you bookish and kind like Belle? Are you a frightening yet lovable Beast? Or are you a mischievous witch leading kiddies to your candy cottage? If so, Kids’ Kingdom is seeking you! Kids’ Kingdom needs kind, patient, imaginative actors who enjoy creating the stuff our fables are made of! Kids’ Kingdom characters participate in scripted and improvisational adventures throughout the day. In addition to our storybook characters, this year we’re putting on a performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and will require gentlemen to fill the roles of Duke Frederick, Oliver, and Charles, as well as men and women to fill assorted ensemble roles.
RenQuest is seeking LARPers, gamers, role-playing enthusiasts, and proud nerds of all shapes and sizes to join the cast of RenQuest! Join the crew of the famous Captain Grace O’Malley and help players navigate their way in an immersive adventure that happens right inside the Faire! RenQuest is actively seeking dastardly villains to support the evil Sherriff of Deptford Quintus Arch, unique and varied pirates to help man Grace’s ship, and interactive, outgoing people who like to work with puppets (yes puppets!) for this season’s quest!
- Every performer auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 bars of any song. All performers will sing at some time during the Faire day, usually as a group. Please do not let this stop you from auditioning.
- Every performer must recite a memorized monologue no longer than 45 seconds (preferably from a stage play).
- Every performer must also be prepared to participate in acting improvisation exercises with a group.
Please come dressed and ready for movement. If you have any special talents that you would like to demonstrate for us, please be ready to do so. Please bring a headshot and resume or a press kit if you have one to the auditions. Auditions are by appointment only. You must be willing to work in an outdoor environment during summer-like weather on weekends during the months of March, April, and May. You will need to be available to join the cast full time and to rehearse as scheduled. Rehearsals begin in March 2019 (Saturdays and Sundays) at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, CA. The Faire runs weekends from April 6 through May 19, 2019.
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