AUDITION FOR THE SHOW

The Crown Players are a regional theatre troupe based out of Southbridge, Massachusetts. 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:

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

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 scripted scenarios 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 breathing 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.

2021 AUDITION FAST FACTS

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: American Legion Post 180 located at 567 Exeter Road, Lebanon CT
  • WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM (in person)
  • WHY: Because you love acting and want to work with others who share your passion for the performing arts.
  • PAY: Stipend

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

WHAT 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. If invited, the same-day call-back will be an interactive and improvisation exercise:

ONE-MINUTE MONOLOGUE

For your audition, please prepare a ONE-MINUTE MEMORIZED comic monologue, preferably a classic work (i.e. Shakespeare) or one you have written. You may also include a short musical piece (no accompaniment provided) or special skill (i.e. juggling).

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

Queen Elizabeth is visiting our shire and preparations have been made for a grand festival. We are looking for not only Her Majesty’s Court (courtiers, ladies, Queen’s guards, knights, etc.), but the townsfolk (the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, etc.) and other visitors to celebrate the day.

REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCE DATES

Rehearsal dates for the 2021 Connecticut Renaissance Faire:
  • August 21, 22, 28, 29 (possibly August 14 & 15)
Performance dates for the 2021 Connecticut Renaissance Faire: 
  • September 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • October 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17