If acting at the Faire is something you’ve always dreamed of doing – now is your chance. Audition!
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s acting program is instructed by veteran theater professionals who provide tuition-free training in character development, period dialect, period dance, improvisational drama, movement, public interaction, singing, stage combat, history, and voice as required by your role. This training is designed to further enhance your current skill set while also preparing you for the main event.
In addition to the above, other workshops may be introduced as needed by the current performance or to enhance the skills and abilities of the troupe. Some examples of these workshop include: selecting the right monologue for your audition, fight training, dance courses, group monologue training; audition techniques; and help with acting resumes. If needed, the Faire will also provide a complimentary headshot ($150 value) in digital format that can be used for future auditions or media releases.
One of the greatest aspects of our training program is the friends you’ll make along the way as well as opportunities to network with other performers in a professional setting. Working with us can really take you places.
Throughout the year our performers will have the opportunity to perform for over 30,000 adoring fans at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Robin Hood’s Faire. Thanks to our strong theatrical network, other performance opportunities may arise during the year.
What You Need
While experience is certainly helpful, we know how to spot a diamond in the rough and will train selected candidates regardless if they’ve never acted before. We’ve discovered some incredible performers that way and provided them with the tools they need to take their performance to the next level. What are we saying? We’re saying you don’t have to have an extensive theater resume, incredible headshots, etc. You just need to have talent, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn.
What Our Auditions Are Like
Both new-and-veteran performers can find the audition process a bit unnerving. For some it can be difficult standing before a group of people and reciting a monologue or singing a song. Relax. Our team isn’t there to critique your work. Instead they’re trying to determine just how experienced you are and get an idea of what your talents might be. You’re a diamond and we want to see you shine.
We provide all workshops and training at no cost to you. You read that right. There is no tuition or fee to be part of our theatrical program and we’ll provide you with the costuming you need for your role. All we ask from you is to be on time, be enthusiastic, follow direction, and be willing to learn. Everything else just falls into place.
Rehearsals will take place at our training facility in Danielson, CT beginning on August 16 (excluding Labor Day weekend). On the weekend just prior to the show, dress rehearsals will take place on site in North Haven, CT.
Under the guidance of the Festival’s professional staff, apprentices may be asked to assist with administrative and technical theater assignments prior to, during, and after the performance.