Scarborough Renaissance Festival

Auditions for Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2019 are coming up, with opportunities for actors and musicians to be a part of a theater experience like no other. 

Auditions for volunteer lane performers (actors and musicians) for Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s performing company – Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts – will be held from 9 a.m.-noon and from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

Auditions are by appointment only and must be scheduled  by emailing by Tuesday, Jan. 15. The auditions consist of a series of previously unrehearsed individual and group performance activities. No improvisational acting experience is required and actors of all ages are welcome. Headshots are required.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival seeks performers who enjoy improvisation, interact well with people and enjoy being entertaining. Bilingual abilities are a plus. Although the SAPA positions are volunteer (nonpaid) positions, performers do receive perks, including complimentary 2019 festival tickets, performer T-shirts, custom performer badges, special festival discounts and the opportunity to be an integral part of bringing the magic of Scarborough to life. 

Characters for the 2019 season of Scarborough Renaissance Festival will be grounded in history and created to best suit the needs of the cast and performers. All characters will need to be outgoing, interesting and entertaining to the visitors of the festival. Activities such as dance, music and choreographed fighting will also be available should the actors wish to participate. 

Once chosen to be a member, all performers will be required to participate in the SAPA Rehearsal/Workshops scheduled Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 2-March 31, at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival site in Waxahachie (2511 Farm-to-Market 66) and must be available for all performance dates of the Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2019 season: Saturdays and Sundays, April 6-May 26, plus Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone, 16th century style, on its 35-acre recreation of an English village. Attendees enjoy an engaging theatrical tableau featuring King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and their guests as they visit the village of Scarborough and its festival of entertainment, artisans, food, magic and merriment. Activities include full combat jousting, birds of prey exhibitions, a living chess match, a mermaid lagoon, 25-plus stages of nonstop Renaissance entertainment and the festival’s performing company of more than 150 people. Discover 200 shoppes featuring exquisite crafts and amazing artisan demonstrations while experiencing knighting ceremonies, a grand parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and more.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival will be open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day Monday, April 6-May 27, 2019, rain or shine, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 

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