The fun begins on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, September 2



The Connecticut Renaissance Faire®

25th Anniversary Celebration!

Join the Adventure: Become a Crown Player

Embrace Your Inner Bard: Join The Crown Players and Illuminate the Realm at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire.

The Crown Players, a vibrant regional theatre troupe based in Connecticut, brings together talented performers from across New England, united by their love for the performing arts and a shared desire to captivate audiences at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire. Each year, our enchanting community theatre mesmerizes thousands of guests.

As a member of The Crown Players, you will receive invaluable professional training in various stage arts tailored to your specific role and needs. This unique experience will not only enhance your acting skills but also significantly enrich your acting resume. Our comprehensive training program covers:

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

About Our Performances

The stage is set, the audience is ready, and you have the chance to shine with The Crown Players. Our regional theatre troupe performs at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, bringing scripted scenarios to life on stage, and immersing festival-goers in the experience with unforgettable interactions off-stage.

Our troupe is made up of a diverse range of performers that combine their creative talents to make magic happen.

Whether you’re a seasoned actor or just starting out, we want you to join us on this incredible journey. With us, you’ll learn valuable acting skills, make unforgettable memories, and be a part of a community of like-minded individuals. So come make history with us – the stage is waiting for you.

Role Information

The festival opens with a grand celebration of Royal visitors to our shire. Actors portray a
variety of knights, ladies, townsfolk and travelers who have come to welcome the English
Court. It is a great opportunity to help our audience step into the Renaissance period with us.

For Your Audition

  • One-Minute Monologue

    Are you ready to show off your unique talent and sense of humor? For your audition, please prepare a ONE-MINUTE memorized, comic monologue that showcases your skills and personality. We encourage you to consider performing a classic work like Shakespeare or even one that you've written yourself. Additionally, if you have a particular skill like juggling, playing a recorder, or even stilt-walking, we'd love to see that as well. You may even include a short musical piece (no accompaniment provided) to truly highlight your versatility.

  • Acting Resume & Headshot

    If you have a professional acting resume/headshot please send it via email to in advance and bring a copy to the audition. If you do not, no worries we will get the necessary information at the audition.

Rehearsal Dates

Saturdays and Sundays 9am-6pm, August 5,6,12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and possibly Friday
evenings August 18, 25, Sept 1 in 2023.

Performance Dates

  • Every Saturday and Sunday from September 2 to October 15, 2023
  • Plus Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays
  • Time: 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

Performer Responsibilities

  • Arrive on site before performance times to get ready
  • Be at all required performances on stage and in the street
  • Stay after day end to kindly wish guests farewell at the entry/exit gate.

2023 Audition Fast Facts

Are you a performer who loves the thrill of the stage? We want you to be part of our passionate and creative community of artists!

Our audition process is low-stress and whether you have years of experience or are just starting out, our panel will guide you through the process.

  • WHO: Performers ages 16 and up.
  • WHAT: Auditions for The Crown Players.
  • WHERE: Lebanon Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT.
  • WHEN: Monday, June 19, 2023 | 3-7 PM. (Open Call)
  • WHY: Join a community of like-minded performers who share your passion for the performing arts.
  • PAY: Stipend

Don't miss out on the chance to be part of something truly special. Come audition for The Crown Players and let your talent shine!

Sign up for an Audition