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
- 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 at Robin Hood’s Faire
- WHERE: Courtyard Hartford-Farmington
1583 Southeast Road, Farmington, CT
- 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.
- These are paid positions.
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)
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
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.)
2. Acting Resume & Headshot
If you’ve got a professional acting résumé and headshot, please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one. We train the right candidates.
Robin Hood has come to the festival to win the title of “Best Archer of the Realm.” He is met with distractions of love, law, and loyalties.
- Robin Hood
- Little John
- Friar Tuck
- Will Scarlet
- Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine
- Sir William Marshall
- Prince John
- Maid Marion
- Chamber Woman
Folks of Nottingham
- Sheriff of Nottingham
- Tax Collector
- 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.