Talent Booking

If you have an established Renaissance-styled stage act or an authentic Early Music group and are interested in discussing a booking at our Festival, please send written promotional material along with a video, CD, or audio cassette tape of your work to:

Interactive Artists

6251 Mount Road Trumansburg, NY 14886

Audition Preparation

All of our auditions begin with an open call, followed later by a callback. Plan to arrive within the first hour of the audition if possible to sign up for the open call.

For open call you must perform a one-minute comic monologue. Monologues may be either contemporary or period (i.e. modern or Shakespearean), and should show your comic flair and your ability with characterization.

Some will be asked to remain for a callback audition held after monologues are heard. Callbacks will consist of an improv audition, held in small groups. Bring an acting resume and an 8”x10” photo. Dress to move, no heels. Casting will be within three weeks of auditions.

The Commitment

Contract commitment runs from Thursday, June 2nd to Monday, August 15th. Applicants must be available for full-time work, and arrive on-site on June 2nd.

There are 4 weeks of intensive rehearsals and 7 performance weekends.

Performances are Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 AM to 7 PM, with additional rehearsals midweek.

Rehearsals will vary according to how you are cast - and may include rehearsals for scenarios, or other scheduled events during a performance day.

Rehearsal days are long and challenging, and usually run from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, five days per week

Rehearsals will include workshops in:

  • Improvisation
  • Interactive Character Development
  • Dialect
  • History
  • Customs & Manners of the period
  • (This includes Master Class workshops in improv and interactive theatre)

Between performance weekends, actors will have three days off with the remaining weekdays used for brush-up rehearsals. Actors may be scheduled for promotional outings at any time.

Transportation and expenses for promotional outings will be provided.

Informal voluntary workshops in other disciplines as well as cast outings are sometimes arranged. Actors have no required technical duties, other than care of their housing facilities.

NOTE: Auditions for the 2016 season have ended. Check back for 2017 audition dates early next year