Cast Member Audition Information

Open Call - February 8th, 2014
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is holding an open casting call for local actors, for our 2014 Festival. Actors will portray the happy, vibrant townsfolk and nobility of Covington Glen, a 16th Century English Village. The Festival invites actors (18 years or older) of all types and experience levels to our Open Call on February 8th, 2014. The auditions will be held at the Smyrna Bowling Center starting at 10am, but you are encouraged to come and sign in early, and then socialize with the other auditionees.

Be sure and wear weather-appropriate clothing, and check the website in case of severely inclement weather. Having said that, the audition process will require you to be somewhat active, so please also dress comfortably and come prepared to move. Actors will be asked to participate in improvisational exercises and anyone wishing to demonstrate specific skills (character or theatrical monologue, singing or period musical instrument, stage combat, or other skills) may do so, though this is not required. You will be auditioning in small groups, so be prepared to interact from the start of the audition process.

Please use this link to pre-register your audition online.

We look forward to seeing all the happy faces this year, both returning and new!

Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Time: come early and socialize from 9:00-9:45am; doors open and auditions start at 10am sharp
Location: Smyrna Bowling Center, 95 Weakley Lane, Smyrna, TN. 37167
Parking: Parking is available at the Location site; please park only in the designated audition parking areas


Dress comfortably and be prepared to move; actors will be asked to participate in improvisational exercises.


  • We are looking for Peasants, Nobility, and Fairies; some cast members may also be in our in-house (TBA) Shakespeare production.
  • Rehearsals are every Saturday and Sunday starting the last weekend of March through April. There will be additional rehearsals in February and March for fairies, stage combatants, and the Shakespeare cast. In addition, we will have specialty rehearsals as needed during the weeks leading up to the festival.
    Please consider the time commitments needed for these more demanding roles prior to agreeing to you casting.
  • 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 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 14, 25, and Memorial Day Monday May 26th, 2014. Festival hours are 10am to 6pm; call time for some performers is as early as 8am. There is also a Student Day on Friday, May 2nd, with abbreviated hours.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Entertainment Director, David Temple, at

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