Hail and well met! The 4th Annual Mid-South Renaissance Faire is looking for charismatic, engaging and talented cast members with amazing improvisational skills to delight and entertain our patrons! The cast positions will be on a volunteer basis and not paid positions. The final 2018 auditions are on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 11am-4pm, location yet to be determined. You can SIGN UP FOR AUDITIONS HERE: https://midsouthrenfaire.com/auditions/
Please read all of the info on this page before you sign up for auditions.
General Requirements for all roles:
--Display a positive attitude with patrons, other workers and the leadership team.
--The ability to be flexible, roll with the punches and change focus or priorities based on the needs of the business
--Ability to remain at your post or perform your duties in the outdoors in temperatures ranging from 35-95 degrees.
--Ability to do a lot of walking
--WORKING DATES/HOURS: Patron dates and hours are October 13, 14, 20, 21, 2018 from 10a-6pm. Shifts, start/end times, break/lunch times may be different than faire patron hours.
-Must attend mandatory Cast Workshops & Meetings: The workshops and meetings will consist of bio/story development and sharing, theater exercises, Elizabethan dance practice, costume work, craft circle, group break-off sessions (fae, guard, etc). There will usually be 1 meeting per month and about 2 meetings in the month prior to faire.
MSRF CAST Meetings:
July Early- Cast Meeting
August Early- Cast Meeting
Sept Early- Cast Meeting
Sept Mid- Cast Meeting
Oct Early- Cast Meeting
Audition Requirements (examples online, if out of town, can email video or skype):
--Tell us which cast role you are applying for and have a character and backstory prepared.
--Costumes are not required at the audition, but you must provide your own costume for faire. Please bring a photo or drawing of the costume you plan to wear.
--Choose any 2 talents that you would like to perform for us during your audition slot (you may double up on one type). Each performance needs to only be 45-90 seconds each:
-Theatrical monologue, poem or story
--Short chat with Queen Elizabeth I, in character, to show off improvisation skills and show your character’s personality
--Short Q&A session with the Cast Director
Recent head shot or photo for us to keep
WHAT DOES A CAST AUDITION LOOK LIKE? Check out this link to a video on New Jersey Ren Faire’s audition process!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zh7n-89Isc