Open/Drop in Casting for 2015 Starts Dec., 8

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It’s that time of year again.  Time to cast for storyline and villagers!

This year we are doing dropin/open call auditions.  All of the information can be found on this PDF file:

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Basic information for the open casting calls:

Open call auditions;

Location: La Fontana Caffe. 3701 Hastings St.! Boundary and Hastings.

Times:

December 8-10, 2014 noon to 4:00pm! December 20, 2014 10am to 12:30pm December 27 & 29, 2014 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Please bring one copy of resume or letter of interest and a photograph of minimum  size 4×6” for reference and our records.
Please prepare a one minute memorized monologue. Original monologues are
accepted only if it is no more than one minute long and a printed copy is presented. We are half script and half improv.

Monologues must express the type of character you are after and do use appropriate! accents.
Improv and/or cold read from previous year’s scripts will follow.

You will be auditioning for a “type” not necessarily a set character. There are set characters listed on the PDF linked above.

Script is not completed at the time of this posting. See character types listed below ‘Villagers.’ If you do not suit a character for the main storyline we may suggest a villager’s position for you.

Types:
Nobles – Early to mid 1500’s Lord, Lady, Duke, Duchess, Prince, Princess Multiple cultures- England, France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland. Will also accept “visiting dignitaries” from India, China and Japan.!
Working Class – Wench, Squire, Merchant (Fish monger, Silk Merchant, Butcher, Baker, Chandler/Candlestick maker, Blacksmith, etc.) Washer woman, Crazy person, Farmer, Monk, Musician. Accent/cultures mostly Irish, Scottish, British lower-class. Some roles (example Fish monger, silk merchant) can be other cultures such as Chinese, East Indian or Spanish.

Do a little history research and come prepared to play with different types of characters. We are not history controlled (Finding many cultures in a small village in England in 1514 was not realistic) but historically influenced. Think of your strongest accent or look in the mirror and make a list of what you see as possibilities. Villagers are improv and atmosphere so the more you play the better.
For all:
Must be 16 years or older. 19 years old and over preferred.
Must be prepared to remain on site from June 10-15, 2015 (dress rehearsal is June 10. Performance June 11-14. Breakdown and clean up of greenroom and tents is June 15)!
Must be able to camp. We share tents so don’t need to own your own BUT must stay on site for the run.
Villagers and storyline cast have slightly different schedules however expect your rehearsals to fall on Sundays.


Times Past Entertainment draws its characters for gigs from the BC Renaissance! Festival cast and crew.

Outside gigs through Times Past Entertainment will depend on the gigs needs and client’s schedule.

BC Renaissance Festival and Charitable gigs are volunteer.


Possible stage shows
If you wish to come by during open auditions you would come in like any other actor and wait for an opening to see us. You will have 5-10 minutes to ask any questions you would like to perform for us a sample of your show. more time will be permitted IF we are able.

Having access to this space allows you the opportunity to be seen by us and discuss whether or not you suit our format.

Feel free to send an email ASAP to: info@bcrenfest.com or use the form on the contact us page.

 

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Reliving the Revelry

Now that the 2014 Renfest is all done it is time to share our pictures, videos and stories.  Feel free to send us links to your on line galleries, youtube videos and/or whatever online source you use.  We will happily link to them and share with others your great experiences.

To get you all started here is the 2014 video wrap-up.
Enjoy and HUZZAH!!!

BCRF 2014 video wrap-up

 

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Helping Hands

Last minute set up going on. Few volunteers called to cancel. Are you still thinking of joining in on the village? (games & rides) Call the hotline (778) 926-3378 or info@bcrenfest.com

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So close now

A few volunteers are still needed and we have some lovely gifts for those who pitch in.  Set and teardown (set up – Tuesday Aug  12, Wednesday Aug. 13 and Thursday Aug. 14 Teardown – Monday August 18 and Tuesday Aug. 19)  and we still have some spaces for helping over the weekend as well.  Contact Martin at: martin@bcrenfest.com

The program books are printed and they look great!

Kendall tells us that the horses and planning for the games and joust is going well.  We have offered to make any of the Renfest related incentives/gifts available at the font gate as well.

http://www.gofundme.com/historicalhorses

The baby changing table is cleaned up and ready for the little ones while on the other end, our pub master tells us that all is well for the Pub.  As he ‘IS’ the pub we have no doubt that everything is in order and he’s ready for all of you to enjoy!!

The animals for the petting zoo are ready and the Canadian horse is eager to shine.

The shows are signed up and the main cast is rehearsed.

The Vendors have their spots.

The parking is free and the transit schedule is available on line.

So the only question left is……

ARE YOU READY TO LIVE THE REVELRY!?!?!?!

 

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Horses/Joust and Masquerade

HORSES AND JOUST

With the incredible assistance of Hazelnut Grove Clydesdales we are able to bring you a joust once more.  The joust horses and riders are visiting us from Southern lands in order to compete for your enjoyment.  Or local Clydesdales will continue to compete in the Medieval Games while our new visitors will compete in a full on joust.   This will be the first try at a competition at our renfest and we are delighted that Kendall (Hazelnut Grove) is able and excited to help.  Kendall has begun a gofundme Campaign in order to support continuing the joust at the renfest and bringing the sport to BC.
www.gofundme.com/Historicalhorses

MASQUERADE
Our story this year has a Masquerade theme.  Our characters will be decked out in Masks for the first two scenes.  The unfortunately part is that our favourite Mask Maker (Dana at Elemental Illusions) is healing so she isn’t traveling far.  However!!  She is sending a selection of her masks down (she is in Alberta and is sending them with one of our out of town volunteers) to us in order to be sold from our BCRF product tent.  Her masks will not count with the $2.00 off coupon but they will available and, in our world of historical imagination, are the most incredible masks you can find at these events.

 

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Saturday’s Cast and Crew Sale and Bottle Drive

We are having an afternoon to evening lawn sale and bottle drive in order to gather funds for the cast and crew’s greenroom and behind the scenes, supplies, costume repairs and ‘cooling supplies’ (ice, buckets, fans, canopies, electrolytes, etc). ALL money raised will go towards the renfest.

Address for the sale is Gilmore & Dominion (signs will be up) at the dead end of Dominion st. For some reason FB won’t let us put a specific address on this event.

Come on out and purchase, bring your empties for one of our volunteers to return or donate items to sell. If you are donating items please contact us for drop off times this week.

If you are donating items also feel free to list those items here. We know everything won’t be listed but a nice idea would be great!!

P.S. Want to be a performer or vendor and missed the pre sign up deadline? Come on by and take advantage of your one last chance. We will have forms ready. Come prepared (vendor fees, photos – digital or printed, etc) and we’ll get you in right on the spot.

For more information:

http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/bnc/gms/4594994150.html

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Help Hazelnut Grove Clydesdales Bring Back A Joust!!

We are so blessed to have Kendall and her team with us.  Kendall has decided to step up to the plate and bring Jousting and Medieval Games competing to the BC Renfest.

To help her in this venture the BCRF is providing the space and audience for her (and visiting jousters) to perform at the 2014 BC Renfest. What this means is….

JOUSTING IS BACK FOLKS!!!!

She is asking for some help in this adventure and she has set up a gofundme campaign to help the team on it’s way to success and a yearly Medieval Games and Joust.

For more information please visit:
http://www.gofundme.com/historicalhorses

If you can donate please do so. If not then please pass it around. We would love to see this wonderful drill team take all of this to the next level.

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Program Book Ads

Now with the property completely signed and the dates solid, we are offering advertising space in the program book for those who want to reach a new audience in a new place.
please see image for all of the information:
Ad Rates 2014

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Tickets are now on sale! You can find them on Brown Paper Tickets at this link:

http://bpt.me/758288

Beat the lineup at the gate! Advance sales guests can still bring a non-perishable food item for Friends In Need Food Bank, and receive a $2 voucher at the gate good for games tokens or BC Renfest promo merchandise.

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