Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Cast Troupe Auditions
Calling All Actors! Positions Available for the
37th Season of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire!
2017 marks the 37th season of magic inside the castle gates, starting August 5th and continuing every Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday through October 29th. The entertainers at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire are the main attraction, and the Faire offers entertainment for all ages. The Faire has two different acting groups, the Blackfryars (a part-time acting group) and the Bacchanalians (the professional acting company). These two acting troupes perform a season-long display of music, dance, kid’s activities, and action-packed shows, from the Ultimate Joust and Human Chess Match to improvisational theater and stunt shows.
Bacchanalian Acting Company
The Bacchanalian Company is our cast of professional actors, provided with housing and paid competitive wages. Our Bacchanalian actors will learn and utilize a variety of skills, including dialects, improvisation, music, puppetry, stunts and combat.
Bacchanalian Local Auditions
Bacchanalian Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 26th and Monday, February 27th. Auditions are held by appointment only. Please call (717) 665-7021 ext. 120 for an appointment. Callbacks will be held immediately afterward. Please come prepared with a 1-3 minute monologue, a 30 second song and bring a headshot and resume stapled together. The Callback will include group improvisation, so wear loose fitting or comfortable clothing.
Blackfryar Acting Company
The Blackfryar Company is comprised of part-time experienced actors, enthusiastic novices with no prior theater experience, college students, senior citizens and everything in between! This cast is primarily responsible for bringing the village to life by creating interesting and fun 16th century characters!
Blackfryars are trained volunteers who are compensated with training from experienced musicians, actors, directors and stunt coordinators in a professional environment in this beautiful outdoor venue. During performance days, Blackfryars over the age of 18 receive stipends, and all Blackfryars receive vouchers for lunch!
Blackfryar auditions will be held on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, February 5th. Auditions are held by appointment only. Please call (717) 665-7021 ext. 120 for an appointment. Callbacks will be held immediately.
Those auditioning must be 15 years of age or older, and have the desire to work and learn in a professional theater environment. Please provide a head shot, a resume and prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (either comedic or dramatic) and be prepared to sing a 30 second song. The audition will include group improvisation, so wear loose fitting or comfortable clothing.
Please Note: Anyone under the age of 16 must have a parent or legal guardian attend auditions and, if cast, each rehearsal and performance day with the cast member.