NEW ENGLAND’S OLDE ENGLAND

The Connecticut Renaissance Faire

Audition for the Crown Players

The Crown Players are a regional theatre troupe based out of Connecticut that perform at The Connecticut Renaissance Faire and Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire. Our performers come from around New England with one thing in common: They share a passion for creativity and the performing arts. Together, we create a community theatre that enchants thousands of guests each year.

Our performers receive professional theatrical training in various stage arts. Your role and need determine the type of training you receive. Here are some of those disciplines that will strengthen your acting resume:

  • Period Dialects and Language
  • Improvisation
  • Audience Interaction
  • Stage Combat
  • Vocal Production

About Our Performances

The Crown Players are like a Shakespeare in the Park event with performances on and off stage. On stage, we perform scripted scenarios with a seated audience. When we step off stage, we engage our audience in the streets as our characters. We have one-on-one experiences with festival patrons breathing life into the village with highly-memorable techniques learned in our training.


It is more than actors alone that make up our group as we transcend traditional theatre with a brilliant combination of creative talent. Our talent can include singers, musicians, belly dancers, jugglers, stilt walkers, and much more.


It doesn’t matter if you’ve acted for years or you’ve never done anything like this before. If you like performing, you’re going to love doing it at the Faire. Make history with us, and along the way, you’ll learn invaluable acting skills in a community of like minds.

Role Information

Queen Elizabeth is visiting our shire and preparations have been made for a grand festival. We are looking for not only Her Majesty’s Court (courtiers, ladies, Queen’s guards, knights, etc.), but the townsfolk (the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, etc.) and other visitors to celebrate the day.

Cast & Crew Credits by Year

2022 Audition Fast Facts

Our audition process is low-stress. If you’ve got a lot of acting experience it will be a breeze. If you’re new or you’ve never done anything like this before, we’ll guide you through the process. You’ll walk away from our panel with more experience and a new level of confidence.

  • WHO: Performers ages 16 and up.
  • WHAT: Auditions for the Crown Players.
  • WHERE: Lebanon Fairgrounds, 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT.
  • WHEN: Monday, June 20, 2022 | 12-3 PM and 4-7 PM (in person)
  • WHY: Because you love acting and want to work with others who share your passion for the performing arts.
  • PAY: Stipend

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Rehearsal Dates

Saturdays and Sundays 9am-6pm, August 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and possibly Friday evenings August 19, 26, Sept 2.

Performance Dates

Performances take place every Saturday and Sunday from September 3 to October 16, 2022. PLUS Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays – 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. As agreed, the performer must be on site before performance times to get ready and after day end to kindly wish guests farewell at the entry/exit gate.

1. One-Minute Monologue

Please prepare a ONE-MINUTE MEMORIZED comic monologue for your audition, preferably a classic work (i.e., Shakespeare) or one you have written. You may also include a short musical piece (no accompaniment provided) or a particular skill (i.e., juggling, playing a recorder, stiltwalker, etc.)

2. Acting Resume

If you’ve got a professional acting résumé, please send it via email to auditions@ctfaire.com. Be sure to bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one. We train the right candidates.

3. Headshot

If you’ve got a professional headshot, please send it via email to auditions@ctfaire.com. If possible, please bring a copy to your audition. It is okay if you don’t have one.