2021 Castleshire Renaissance Faire
Audition & Running Crew Application
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Previous Festival Experience
Describe any previous experience with a Renaissance Festivals or similar interactive events. Be sure to include when and where.
Type "none" if not applicable. You can upload a resume if it is more convenient.
Special Skills & Qualifications
Briefly list any additional special skills that you would like us to use during the casting process (e.g. sound equipment, baking, woodworking, juggling, improvisational performance, sewing, etc.)
Photos & Files
You can choose to attach one or more of the following items to your application if you want them considered during the casting process: a non-silly selfie, a head-shot and/or promotional photos, a theatrical resume, etc.
Performance Photo or Head-shot
Workshops will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the following Saturdays in 2021: May 8 & 15*.
The Royal Family has a special rehearsal on May 22nd, that select characters will need to attend.
The location for all workshops is at Chateau Charmant, 1700 Martins Branch Rd. Fordland, MO 65652. You are required to attend 80% of the workshops, but they are fun and you will probably want to attend them all! May 15th* is required for all cast & crew*
Costume Consultations will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm on the following dates: May 8 & 15.
The location for all consultations is the castle, Chateau Charmant. You are not required to attend ALL of these dates, your attendance requirements are based on costume deadlines and personal progress.
Registration Day is on May 22nd.
-More info will be given to you about this after auditions, but it is important for all cast & crew.
Dress Rehearsal will be held on Saturday, June 5th, 2021.
-This date is MANDATORY for all cast and crew.
Other Departmental Dates:
Cast Picnic is on June 5th after dress rehearsal.
-This is a social event, it is a great chance to get to know the majority of the cast and crew outside of workshops.
Site (aka Bale & Bench Day) is on June 12, 2021.
-This is an optional set-up day on the castle grounds.
Strike Day is on June 26.
-This is an optional breakdown day on the castle grounds.
Festival Show Days--
June 18-19, 2021 (it will be extended in years to come)
-100% attendance is appreciated, 50% attendance or more is required.
-June 15-26 are our mid-week Summer School Student Days, they start and end earlier than a regular show day and we will not do this year 2021, but in coming years.
PLEASE NOTE: Not everyone will need to attend all of the above listed dates. Each role will have its own obligations, however if you cannot attend certain workshops/rehearsals it may limit the types of roles that you are able to be cast into. All dates are subject to change.
Please list any known dates you are not able to attend.
Do you have reliable transportation to and from Festival?
Why do you wish to participate in the Festival?
Briefly describe hobbies or crafts you enjoy.
To what extent is your interest in the performing arts?
Do you accept unpaid/volunteer roles?
Are you a member of Actors’ Equity Association?
Briefly describe how you heard about our auditions?
Audition Role Selection Front Gate (Ticket Takers)
A first impression is a lasting impression! The Front Gate Crew is first to greet the audience and introduce them to the Village of Castleshire. These cast members are outgoing, engaging, and willing to make a great first impression with a quick bit or improvisational escort into the village. The Front Gate Crew are versed in rules and regulations of the Faire so that they are informative and know all the ins-and-outs of the Hamlet. They can tell you about the Schedule of the Day’s Events and where to find key attractions, stages, arts & crafts, and even our signature Roasted Turkey Legs. This role is the only area inside the Entertainment Department that is an hourly paid position, available positions are very limited.
Members of this Family-friendly crew may handle responsibilities including: sweeping and cleaning the building, arranging the queue/line barriers, engaging in pleasant conversation with the patrons in line, assisting the performers with transitions, taking pictures for/with guests, making announcements, maintaining the performance schedule, as well as any number of things that come up through the festival day. Working with a sound system and theatrical lighting may be required. Crew members will be dressed as pirates!!
Stage crew assists in managing the stages. They also supervise the mechanical and production needs of their stage. Depending upon the needs of the specific stages and acts, members of the crew may handle responsibilities including: sweeping the stage, arranging the benches, calling up a crowd, hanging signs, ushering patrons, checking posted stage schedules, assisting with hat pass, as well as set up and take down of props. On some stages, working with a sound system may be required. Stage crew members need to be a merchant class or peasant class as these roles are quite active.
Thank you for your time and attention while filling this form out. You are all done!We will reach out via e-mail to schedule an interview time.