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AUDITIONS FOR THE FAIRE

Here is your chance to make history as one of the talented performers of The Connecticut Renaissance Faire! This year marks the popular festival’s 19th annual performance to be held at its all-new location on the Lebanon Fairgrounds this fall.

This year’s Cast Production is an adaptation of Francis Beaumont’s comedy “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” and will be directed by Scott Stephen Kegler.  Scott studied acting and directing at Eastern Connecticut State University and Wakayama University in Japan. Selected performers will have the opportunity to play imagined or historical characters from the Renaissance period.

AUDITIONS will be held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday July 23, from 10am to 5pm at the Faire’s office, 46 Mill Street, 2nd floor, in Southbridge, Massachusetts.

SIGN UP for a half-hour slot by emailing auditions@ctfaire.com.

WHAT YOU NEED FOR YOUR AUDITION

One 1-minute comedic monologue and/or a contrasting 1-minute dramatic monologue. Selections from classical works are always appreciated. Your ability to sing and skill with stage combat will also be auditioned.

Actors with professional résumés and headshots are asked to submit both at the time of their audition.

The Faire is looking for all types, ages, and ethnicities with big personalities and big voices. Wear casual, comfortable clothing that allows for movement. The Faire will train the right candidates in stage combat, singing, improvisation, interaction with the public, and more as required by their role.

AVAILABLE ROLES

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire’s
Adaptation of “The Knight of the Burning Pestle”

QUEEN ELIZABETH I
Queen of England and last monarch of the Tudor Dynasty.

FRANCIS BEAUMONT
an up and coming dramatist who has arrived to showcase his new work to the Queen.

GEORGE
an incommodious merchant, with a passion for theater.

NELL
George’s overly enthusiastic wife.

RAFE
A young grocer in the employ of George. Also, he acts.

TIM & JIM
Rafe’s men who serve as Squire and …well, Jim.

The Players of KOTBP (all roles also appear as a villager)

JASPER
a young, passionate apprentice. 

LUCY
daughter of the merchant.

VENTUREWELL
a rich merchant. 

HUMPHREY
friend to the merchant.

BARBEROSA
a monster of a barber surgeon 

POMPIONA
a ridiculous damsel 

ROYAL ENTOURAGE
Including nobles and royal guard. 

VILLAGERS
Includes all commoners above, as well as other villagers comprised in our patron entertainment