Cast Member Audition Information
Open Call - February 16th, 2013
The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is casting for its 2013 Festival. Actors will portray the 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 16th, 2013. Please 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.
Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Time: sign in from 9:00-9:45am; 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
Call Backs & Important Info meeting:
Date: Sunday, February 17th, 2013
Location: (as above)
Note: Cast hopefuls are asked to be available both days, if at all possible
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 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and Memorial Day Monday May 27th, 2013. 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 3rd, with abbreviated hours.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Entertainment Director, David Temple, at firstname.lastname@example.org