Auditions

The Festival is booked for the 2021 season.
If you are interested in performing at the 2022 Festival
please click on one of the links below for additional information. Thank you!

NO PHONE CALLS.

Variety Acts/Stage Performers and Street Acts

Stage and Street Act

To be considered as a Stage Act or Street Act for the 2022 Maryland Renaissance Festival, please send the following information via an EPK (electronic press kit)

  • If including a highlight video, please make sure to also send at least 5 continuous minutes of an act where we can hear your patter.
  • Please note: FIRE is not allowed to be used by performers at the festival. So, no fire eating or fire juggling.
  • The use of pre-recorded music or sound effects is not allowed at the festival.
  • your resume, references, and any PR (Public Relations) materials you may have
  • your salary request per day (no hat passing). In general, Stage acts perform 4 twenty-five minute stage shows per day. Street performers are scheduled for 4-5 hours of street work with breaks. This is open to negotiation. 
  • your availability. The MD Festival runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday from August 27 until October 23, 2022. Full or partial contracts are available. If you are interested in a partial contract, please specify the best weekends for you.
  • All stage and street acts are required to carry general liability insurance. 

For serious consideration for the 2022 season, all materials should be received by January 20th, 2022. Packets are accepted year-round.

Proposals that do not include a salary request and availability information will not be considered seriously. Note: We are always willing to negotiate.

Please email to: carolyn@rennfest.com

Carolyn Spedden, Artistic Director

NO PHONE CALLS.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Musicians and Dance Companies
  • Musicians:  The music should be appropriate to the Renaissance Festival venue. Acoustic instruments only. Please send a link to music. Must have a demo of at least 3 songs.
  • Dancers: a video of your dance troupe. Please note that dance groups are expected to provide their own live music for the festival. The use of tapes or CDs are not permitted at the show.
  • your resume, references, and any PR (Public Relations) materials you may have
  • your salary request per day (no hat passing, although musicians can sell approved CDs and DVDs at the end of each set). Musicians traditionally play 4 twenty-five minute sets per day (although more or less can be arranged). Dancers perform 3 twenty-five minute sets per day.
  • your availability. The MD Festival runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday from August 27th until October 23th, 2022. Full or partial contracts are possible. A partial run can be as short as one weekend or as long as five weekends. If you are interested in a partial contract, please state the weekends in which you are particularly interested.
  • All musicians and dancers are required to carry general liability insurance.

Proposals that do not include a salary request and availability information will not be considered seriously. Note: We are always willing to negotiate.

NO PHONE CALLS.

For serious consideration for the 2022 season, all proposals must be received by JANUARY 20th, 2022. Materials mailed in will not be returned.

Electronic Press Kits, containing all of the information listed above, can be emailed to: carolyn@rennfest.com.

Carolyn Spedden, Artistic Director

Actors - Professional Companies

In 2021 we will not be expanding our acting company, therefore there will be no auditions.  Actors interested in the 2022 season may send in a picture and resume to Artistic Director Carolyn Spedden at carolyn@rennfest.com