Audition for the Show

FOR ACTORS

VARIETY PERFORMERS

The Crown Players are a regional theatre troupe based out of Connecticut. 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.
 

Crown Players receive professional theatrical training in various stage arts. Your role and need determines the type of training you receive. Here are some of those disciplines that will strengthen your acting resume: Stage Combat • Voice • Period Dialect • Interacting With The Public • Improvisation

 

ABOUT OUR PERFORMANCES

The Crown Players are a lot like a “Shakespeare in the Park” event with performances on and off stage. On stage, we perform a scripted, multi-act play with a seated audience. When we step off stage, we engage our audience in the streets as our characters. Here we have one-on-one experiences with festival patrons. We breathe life into the village with highly-memorable techniques learned in our training.
 
It is more than actors alone that make up our group. We transcend traditional theatre with a brilliant combination of creative talent. This 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 acting, you’re going to love performing at the Faire. This is your chance to make history with us. Along the way, you’ll learn invaluable acting skills in a community of like minds.

Robin Hood’s Faire is looking for unique variety acts such as jugglers, magicians, musicians, stilt walkers, bubble makers, etc., to breathe life into the streets of our village. Variety artists will demonstrate their skills as they would be at the show for up to two minutes.

Variety performers that are part of a troupe or established act may choose to audition by submitting a video. Performers may be bands, fight troupes, comedy acts, or others that fit the show’s theme.

HOW TO AUDITION VARIETY ACTS

Submit your promotional material to Robin Hood’s Faire at brian@ctfaire.com along with your day rate. You must carry liability insurance.

The deadline to apply for the show is February 1, 2021.

2021 AUDITION FAST FACTS FOR ACTORS

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.
  • WHERE: TBD
  • WHEN: TBD. Appointments from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • WHY: Because you love acting and want to work with others who share your passion for the performing arts.

If you have any questions before you schedule an audition slot, email us at auditions@ctfaire.com. We’ll get back to you promptly.

Three Things You Need For Your Audition

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. Here are some of the things you’ll need for your audition:

ONE-MINUTE MONOLOGUE

One 1-minute comedic monologue and/or a contrasting 1-minute dramatic monologue. Selections from classical works are always appreciated. Contact us if you need a suggestion.

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.

ACTOR HEADSHOT

If you’ve got a professional headshot, please send it via email to auditions@ctfaire.com. If possible, please bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one.

Available Roles

The story for the show is to be determined.

Robin Hood’s Merry Men

  • Robin Hood, Hero of the People
  • Maid Marion, Hero of the People
  • Friar Tuck
  • Little John
  • Will (or Willamina) Scarlet


The Sheriff’s Men 

  • The Sheriff of Nottingham
  • The Tax Collector
  • Guards


Good People of Nottingam

Our actors play a variety of characters that breathe life into the kingdom for guests. We could be anything ranging from a visiting king or queen to the butcher, baker, or candlestick maker. Whatever the role, we have a blast bringing history to life in a fun, creative way.