Philadelphia Renaissance Faire Auditions March 7th 8th

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Philadelphia Renaissance Faire Auditions March 7th 8th

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OPEN CALL The Philadelphia Renaissance Faire will be auditioning for co-lead, supporting, and principal roles in our 2015 and 2016 seasons during one weekend only this March. Improvisational theatre skills and/or performance skills (e.g. stage combat, musician, acrobat, juggler, etc.) are most essential. Auditions will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on March 7th and 8th, and same-day callbacks will be from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Our location is the William Way LGBT Community Center, located at: 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 THE PROCESS The audition will consist of performing a 60-second monologue. You may write or choose your own; we will also have some samples on hand that you may use. Callbacks will be on the same day and will focus on improvisational theatre skills. If you have a special performance skill, we may ask you to demonstrate it at that time. The 2015 season consists of a "preview weekend" on May 16th and 17th. The 2016 season will consist of 3 consecutive weekends in May of that year. If you are unavaiable for the 2016 season, you may still audition for the 2015 weekend if you wish. Renaissance Faire roles require a large degree of interaction with the public. If you are not a "people person," this is probably not the right audition for you. THE PERKS Renaissance Faire roles have an established tradition of being recognized as legitimate community theatre. In addition, the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire will be filmed for a highlight reel DVD that will be commercially released. As such, anyone featured on the DVD should be eligible for a legitimate IMDB credit for their role, and will receive a copy of the finished DVD. The vast majority of the roles for the 2015 Preview Weekend will be unpaid. The few that are paid roles will have compensation that varies by the performer and role. Successful participation in the 2015 Faire may, in some cases, lead to expanded roles and/or greater opportunities in the 2016 Season. Script for the preview weekend will be modest; it will expand considerably in 2016. As such, improvisational ability is especially favored in the 2015 season. THE PLOT We're not ready to give it away just yet, but it's important to understand that our story focuses on a person who has traveled the world and experienced many cultures, and is now actively working to build a hub of trade and commerce. As such, we have roles for people of a number of backgrounds. While it is not a requirement, a background of travel and cultural exploration is to any applicant's benefit, as is the ability to speak (at whatever level) an additional language. THE PREPARATION You'll need to bring a few things with you in order to audition. 1) A current headshot 2) A copy of your acting/theatre/performance resume 3) A completed copy of our casting form, which you will be able to download in advance or just fill out at the casting. 4) A bit of patience and a very positive attitude. THE PRODUCTION The Faire is open to the public ten hours each day, from 10:00am to 8:00pm. As such, you can generally expect to be on site from 9am until 9pm. Schedules vary for lead, supporting and principal roles. Leads will have some amount of scripted lines and specific scenes, principals will be engaging in dialogue that is almost entirely improvisational, and supporting roles are somewhere in the middle. Most roles are "active" for the whole day, although of course there are breaks and the opportunity to go to an area away from the public to get out of character for a short period. Meals may be had in that fashion or you may dine in-character with the public if you wish. We look forward to meeting you at the auditions. Monologues can be found at:

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