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New York Renaissance Faire

Casting notice expires: May 13, 2014

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Company

Renaissance Entertainment Productions
Dan O'Driscoll & Christopher DeTroy, performance company dirs.

Production Description

Casting the 37th season of the New York Renaissance Faire. Season includes: "Queen Elizabeth’s Court"; "The Tales of Robin Hood"; "The Living Chess Games"; "Chit Chat with Do-Good and the Kat"; "Storybook Theatre"; "Trial and Punishment"; "Kidsquest"; "The Crown Madrigals"; "The Sirens of Sterling"; "Rascals & Rogues"; and other stage shows.
Particularly seeking: 1 or 2 tenors for the Crown Madrigals - ability to sight-read and choral experience a plus. Seeking males singers (all vocal parts) for Rascals & Rogues. Also seeking the following characters for the Queen's Court: Catherine De Medici, Regent of France (30+); Mary, Queen of Scots (20+); Bernardino De Mendoza, Spanish Ambassador (20+, speaking Spanish a plus). All should possess good stage combat skills - specifically, proficiency in rapier.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Weeknight rehearsals will be held in May, June & July for select performers. Saturday workshops will be held in June for all performers in NYC. Outdoor onsite rehearsals will be held weekends in June & July in Tuxedo, NY. Faire runs eight weekends (Sat. & Sun.) Aug. 2-Sept. 21 (17 perfs. total, including Labor Day Monday) in Tuxedo, NY. Commitment runs 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on performance days. Company members are required to commit to the run of the show.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Performance Company Directors state: "Company consists of contract players and volunteers. There are a fixed number of contract players in the performance company. These performers are paid a daily rate for performance days. Rehearsal are not paid. Volunteer compensation includes actor training workshops, preferred actor parking, onsite camping during performance weekends (18+ years of age only), a generous number of complimentary daily faire passes for family and friends, and the opportunity to perform live theater in a beautiful pastoral environment."

Auditions

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