BY ROYAL DECREE:
The Texas Renaissance Festival King is spreading word throughout the land – the nation’s largest festival of its kind is holding auditions on May 2 and May 9 in Todd Mission, Texas, for its 2015 festival season. His Royal Majesty and festival organizers are seeking actors, performers, individuals and specialty acts to bring the festival’s 55-acre village alive over eight exciting weekends from Saturday, October 10 through November 29, 2015. Themed weekends include Oktoberfest, 1001 Dreams, Pirate Adventure, All Hallows Eve, Roman Bacchanal, Barbarian Invasion, Highland Fling, and Celtic Christmas.
“We are looking for diverse and multitalented people to provide the magic that keeps our patrons returning year after year,” says Jeffery L. Baldwin, entertainment director at the Texas Renaissance Festival. “We welcome actors and performers to come out and bring something different and unique to the Texas Renaissance Festival.”
Auditions will be held during morning and afternoon sessions through improvisational and prepared performances. All performance positions are paid.
Audition Dates: Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9, 2015
Audition Location: Texas Renaissance Festival grounds
21778 FM 1774
Todd Mission, Texas 77363
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Specialty Acts Auditions
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Character Auditions
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Check-in
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Specialty Acts
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Characters Audition
Audition Tips: Performers are judged on confidence, speaking ability, how they stand/walk and how they show emotion.
Specialty acts of groups or individuals who perform music, magic, juggling, storytelling, dance, etc. will have a maximum of 10 minutes to showcase their talent. The content is up to the performers. Creativity, costumes and props are encouraged.
Character actors will audition in a workshop format, featuring improvisational exercises. Photo, resume and prepared auditions are appreciated, but not required. Monologues should be of the Renaissance period and no longer than two minutes. Songs must be performed a Capella. Movement oriented clothing is recommended and costumes are not necessary for auditions.
About Texas Renaissance Festival
The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance-themed event. Established in 1974, the event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to its 55-acre village in Todd Mission, Texas. The interactive event features live entertainment, food, fun and professional actors who stay true to character for eight themed weekends from October through November. For more information, please visit www.texrenfest.com or follow us on Twitter @texrenfest or like us on Facebook/texrenfest.