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Audition for the Crown Players

The Crown Players are a regional theatre troupe based out of Connecticut that perform at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire. Our performers come from around New England with one thing in common: They share a passion for creativity and the performing arts. Together, we create a community theatre that enchants thousands of guests each year.


Our performers receive professional theatrical training in various stage arts. Your role and need determine the type of training you receive. Here are some of those disciplines that will strengthen your acting resume:

  • Period Dialects and Language
  • Improvisation
  • Audience Interaction
  • Stage Combat
  • Vocal Production

About Our Performances

The Crown Players are like a Shakespeare in the Park event with performances on and off stage. On stage, we perform scripted scenarios with a seated audience. When we step off stage, we engage our audience in the streets as our characters. We have one-on-one experiences with festival patrons breathing life into the village with highly-memorable techniques learned in our training.

2022 Audition Info

Our audition process is low-stress. If you’ve got a lot of acting experience it will be a breeze. If you’re new or you’ve never done anything like this before, we’ll guide you through the process. You’ll walk away from our panel with more experience and a new level of confidence.

  • WHO: Performers ages 16 and up.
  • WHAT: Auditions for the Crown Players @ Robin Hood’s Faire
  • WHERE: TBD
  • WHEN: March 12th, 2022.
  • WHY: Because you love acting and want to work with others who share your passion for the performing arts.
  • SHOW DATES: Saturdays & Sundays from from May 21 to July 3, 2022.

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals:Rehearsal dates are Saturdays and Sundays: April 23, 24, 30, May 1,7,8,14,15. Times TBD (most likely at the Faire site from 9-6pm)

Show Dates

Robin Hoods Medieval Faire runs every Saturday and Sunday from May 21 to June 3, 2022 — 10:30 am to 6:00 pm.  As agreed, the performer must be on site before performance times to get ready and after day end to kindly wish guests farewell at the entry/exit gate.

It is more than actors alone that make up our group as we transcend traditional theatre with a brilliant combination of creative talent. Our talent can include singers, musicians, belly dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers, and much more.


It doesn’t matter if you’ve acted for years or you’ve never done anything like this before. If you like performing, you’re going to love doing it at the Faire. Make history with us, and along the way, you’ll learn invaluable acting skills in a community of like minds.

1. One-Minute Monologue

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2. Acting Resume

If you’ve got a professional acting résumé, please send it via email to auditions@ctfaire.com. Be sure to bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one. We train the right candidates.

3. Headshot

Please prepare a ONE-MINUTE MEMORIZED comic monologue for your audition, preferably a classic work (i.e., Shakespeare) or one you have written. You may also include a short musical piece (no accompaniment provided) or a particular skill (i.e., juggling, playing a recorder, stiltwalker, etc.)

Role Information

STORYLINE

Robin Hood and his Merrie Makers have stumbled upon a festival attended by Queen Eleanor and her entourage. Recognizing an opportunity to bring forth their concerns, presentations of law, love, and loyalty are shared with all.

Merrie Makers

  • Robin Hood
  • Little John
  • Friar Tuck
  • Alan-a-Dale
  • Will Scarlet


Nobility

  • Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Sir William Marshall
  • Prince John
  • Maid Marion
  • Chamber Woman

Folks of Nottingham

  • Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Guy of Gisbourne
  • Widow Gossip
  • Barber Surgeon


Other roles will be considered and we are open to non-traditional casting.

Our actors play a variety of characters that breathe life into the kingdom for our guests. They could be anything ranging from a visiting monarch to the town urchin. Whatever the role, we have a blast bringing history to life in a fun, creative way.