The true backbone of our Faire, the Stage Crew makes sure that everything is running smoothly and the guests are having a memorable experience. They are a core part of pulling together our site. We are looking for both teenagers and adults this year to volunteer, and being handy with tools is a bonus!
The actors are a group of amateur actors really trying to perform Shakespearean plays. The ideal actor must have excellent improvisation skills, and is ready to write and perform condensed skits based on Shakespeare. They have scheduled performances at Faire and a separate audition is required for this ensemble. Please prepare a one-minute Shakespearean monologue for auditions, and be aware that there could be some cold reading in your future!
The dancers are a group of men and women who have scheduled performances at faire. Dance experience is a plus, and there will be a separate dance audition after main cast auditions.
The fairies are a group of women who have scheduled performances at Faire. Fairies do not speak, and flutter around making magic (and mischief) and entertaining the smaller patrons (and those young at heart!) This ensemble has a cost and time requirement for costumes. Previous Faire experience is preferred, and this ensemble requires a separate audition.
The guards follow the nobility around, protect the crown, and run errands when needed. Guards must purchase their own time period appropriate swords, boots, and hats. The guards are recruiting strong, able-bodied men this year!
The gypsies interact with patrons, leading the King’s Crusade and support other special events (i.e. chess match, opening gate, closing gate). To work well with this ensemble, you must be a team player and be prepared to get dirty! (Literally, you will be covered in dirt.)
People in pretty (and very heavy) costumes. This ensemble walks around all day in the sun and talks to patrons about politics and the price of tea. 2 years LOTL Faire experience required, and this ensemble is typically required to provide their own costumes.
A comedic team that is part town crier and part Fox News. They have scheduled performances at Faire, and require a separate improvisational audition.
The servants follow the nobility around and carry ladies’ baskets. They are equivalent to "character attendants" at Disney World. Making sure their ladies are watered and fed is their main duty.
A women's group of singers who have scheduled performances at faire, and require a separate audition.
Wenches & Monks (18+)
(Must be at least 18!) The wenches helps draw attention to Lord Edward’s pub and the adult section of the Faire. The monks are a new ensemble that we hope to be introducing this year, and will man The Drunk Monk. All wenches and monks will attend tip training.