Cast Member Audition Information

Open Call - Saturday, February 18th, 2017
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is holding an open casting call for local actors, for our 2017 Festival. Actors will portray the happy, vibrant townsfolk, peasants, fairies, and nobility of Covington Glen, a 16th Century English Village. The Festival invites actors of all types and experience levels to our Open Call on February 18th, 2017. The auditions will be held at the Smyrna Bowling Center. We are looking for people who are eager, energetic, and enthusiastic about live interactive entertainment.

In addition to providing the atmosphere of the village, the cast performs two shows daily: The Human Chess Match and The Midsummer Night Show. The Midsummer Night show is a scripted stage show, performed on the Highland Manor stage. The Human Chess match is a scripted live stage-combat show. If you are interested in performing in either, please come prepared with a monologue no longer than one minute and thirty seconds.

We look forward to both meeting new faces and welcoming back our previous performers.

Please use this link to pre-register your audition online. Pre-registration ends at noon on Friday, February 17, 2017


Pre-register: Do so online at TNrf Audition Registration
Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Time: The audition process starts at 10am sharp and will run until 4pm
Location: Smyrna Bowling Center, 95 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN, 37167
Parking: Parking is available at the Location site

Note: Please do not bring outside food or drink into the bowling alley. Thank you.


Dress comfortably and be prepared to move; actors will be asked to participate in improvisational exercises as part of the process


  • We are looking for Peasants, Nobility, and Fairies; some cast members may also be in our in-house Human Chess Match or Midsummer Night show
  • Rehearsals will cover: guidelines on how to build a period-looking costume, character development, interactive and improvisational theatre, and language and dialect skills
  • Performance Dates are: May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 30, and Memorial Day Monday May 29th, 2017
  • Festival hours are 10am to 6pm; call time for some performers is as early as 8am
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Entertainment Director at

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