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Title: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: Professor M on May 27, 2008, 04:56:11 PM
I just got this notice from the festival office.  Please spread the word to anyone who may be interested.
- M -



The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival will hold Entertainment Auditions

Monday, June 2nd  (10 am- 4pm)
Tuesday, June 3rd   (10 am- 7 pm)
& Wednesday, June 4th (10 am- 4 pm)

We are looking for Actors, Musicians and Specialty Acts that fit our “Renaissance Theme”.
Stipends and Internships available.

Tom Rehn-Entertainment Director

Please call 724-872-1670 for an appointment.
www.pittsburghrenfest.com (http://www.pittsburghrenfest.com)
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: kilted one on May 29, 2008, 03:11:31 PM
For those of us that have not done this in the past, what exactly is required for the actor portion.  An accent and a costume, a character, idea of how to be used.  Any information is appreciated.
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: Professor M on May 29, 2008, 10:08:50 PM
My bad, KO.  In addition to the official notice they also sent out a copy of a more detailed press release.  Here is the relevant part:


Requirements: 
   New applicants, 18 years or older, may attend auditions. 
   Please prepare a short presentation of your character or talent, bring a resume and a current photo.  Applicants should come in costume if possible, although not required.

*Applicants should be available for entire Festival Season.
*2008 Festival dates are August 23rd~September 28th, weekends and Labor Day Only
*Some rehearsal days prior to Festival may also be required.

For further information or to schedule an Audition Appointment, please contact Tom Rehn, Entertainment Director at 724-872-1670 or email to lhughes@pittsburghrenfest.com


Just demonstrate that you've given some thought to your character's background.  You can flesh out more details during rehearsals.

Keep in mind that when we did this last year we were working with an interim Entertainment Director, Gary.  Tom hadn't arrived yet.  His approach may be different.  Gary talked to me briefly about my character, then had me leave and reenter the room in character.  If you sing or play an instrument be prepared to do that, too.  The more you bring to the table the more valuable you'll be to the cast.

Personally, I think if you and Lady Alchemy put in the energy you had in improv class, you're a lock.
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: Terry Griffith on May 29, 2008, 11:06:41 PM
Personally, I think if you and Lady Alchemy put in the energy you had in improv class, you're a lock.

Just leave out the forehead landings and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: kilted one on May 30, 2008, 10:13:26 PM
Terry, I'll have you know that in some parts of the world, that is high brow humor thank you very much!!!
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: Terry Griffith on May 31, 2008, 06:57:18 PM
Kilted, it's only high brow humor if the brow is actually removed.  Friction burns in the general area only serve to amuse the other players.
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: Professor M on June 03, 2008, 11:36:17 AM
Are you kidding?  The forehead landing was one of his best bits!

Kilted One, we all know you'll be great.  Please keep us posted. 
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: chriscat53 on June 11, 2008, 10:20:03 PM
Uh oh. Josie got a notice and Katie didn't and she has been taking tribal dance lessons during the year to be in the Faire as a dancer/gypsy. Is she too late?
Chriscat
Title: Re: Audition Notice 2008
Post by: Terry Griffith on June 11, 2008, 10:32:38 PM
Uh oh. Josie got a notice and Katie didn't and she has been taking tribal dance lessons during the year to be in the Faire as a dancer/gypsy. Is she too late?
Chriscat
Like the post says, "Please call 724-872-1670 for an appointment."  Seeing as how nobody is signed yet, I would say it's not too late but you will have to let the ED decide if any Dancer/gypsy types are needed.