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:
Basic information for the open casting calls:
Open call auditions;
Location: La Fontana Caffe. 3701 Hastings St.! Boundary and Hastings.
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.
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.
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.