Tennessee Auditions

11/02/2010

Open Call – February 5th, 2011

The Tennessee Renaissance Festival is casting for its 2011 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 5th, 2011. Please come prepared to move; dress comfortably. 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.

Auditions:
Date: Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Time: sign in from 9:00-9:45am; auditions start at 10am sharp
Location: Freeman Photography Studios at 2134 New Castle Road, Arrington-Triune, across from the Festival grounds

Call Backs & Important Info meeting:
Date: Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Time: 10am
Location: (as above)
Note: Cast hopefuls are asked to be available both days, if at all possible

Directions:
If you’re going to the Festival site from Hwy 96, turn onto New Castle Road (you can only turn one way). Go 0.3 miles; 2134 will be on your right. You will pass the festival / castle; we will be at the big white house with the green roof. If you get lost, call (615) 395-9950 for directions. Please park only in the designated audition parking areas.

Requirements:

Dress comfortably and be prepared to move; actors will be asked to participate in improvisational exercises.

Notes:

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 in 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 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and Memorial Day Monday May 30th, 2011. 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 6th, with abbreviated hours.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Entertainment Director, Ryan Gigliotti, entertainment@tnrenfest.com

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