The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is seeking actors in preparation for its 41st performance season of jousting knights and royal delights. Auditions are set for February 2021. All cast members, together with a Renaissance village full of guildsmen and artisans, independent musicians, jousters, fire-eaters, sword-swallowers, and the like, perform for hundreds of thousands of patrons annually, transporting them back to the 16th century.
The 41st season of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire starts August 21st and continues every Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday through October 31st. Please see details below.
Part-Time Blackfryar Company: The part-time, semi-professional Blackfryar acting company consists of 40 to 80 members who spend their time portraying the characters who bring our working Tudor village to life. The Blackfryars begin their training in May, attending rehearsals and workshops. Stipends are given for rehearsal attendance. Compensation for Performance days will be offered based on years of service.
Audition Date: Sat., Feb. 6th
Appointment Cut Off Date: Wed., Feb. 3rd • Call (717)879-4008
Session Times: Morning Session Beginning at 9:30am and Afternoon Session Beginning at 1:30pm available
Location: Mount Hope Mansion (2775 Lebanon Road; Manheim, PA 17545)
Additional Details: Each session will consist of a meet and greet with the directing staff and a group improvisation workshop, followed by your formal audition. Sessions will last approximately three hours. Those auditioning should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and 16 bars (30 seconds) of an A Capella song along with a resume and headshot. You are welcome but not required to bring your instrument if you are a musician.