Gigs – Renaissance Pleasure Faire

A second date has been added to audition for the 2018 season of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire!

When: March 10th

Where: Duarte Elk’s Lodge, 2436 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA 91010. Auditions are by appointment only.

How: Please email to inquire about availability on March 10th, 2018. Please only fill out the online registration form if directed. CLICK HERE for the online registration form.

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:

  • 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.

  • Actors for the Queen’s Court

We are seeking men and women of all ages to join Her Majesty’s court this season. 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!

  • RenQuest

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!

  • Fantastikals

We are seeking energetic, creative and imaginative individuals to portray the Fae of Elizabethan and Shakespearian lore. You will become “Such stuff as dreams are made of”. We are seeking actors with strong movement skills, imagination, love of history and of nature, lots of stamina, positive attitude, team spirit, and excitement for a completely unique performance opportunity.

Audition Requirements:

  • 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.
  • If you would like to audition to be a Fantastikal: In addition to the above requirements you must prepare a 2-minute movement piece without music or speech. Please show a variety of movement and emotion while portraying a non-human character in a story with a beginning, middle, and end.

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 head shot 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, 2018 (Saturdays and Sundays) at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale, CA. The Faire runs weekends from April 7 through May 20, 2018.

Please email with questions.

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