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Calling All Characters, Players, Actors …

And Those Who Wish to Be.

We Want You To Become A Part Of The Excitement And Magic That Is The Virginia Renaissance Faire!


Produced by Out of the Woodwork, a non profit educationally oriented group, the Virginia Renaissance Faire is a high quality interactive edutainment experience. The faire requires a large cast of students, hobbyists, professionals, and volunteers each year to bring the little town of Staffordshire, England to life.


This is the time for you to join our all-volunteer cast with open call auditions. We are looking for musicians, talent, military, nobles, and a variety of other street characters to fill our ranks and to become the inhabitants of Staffordshire. You do not need any prior theatrical experience – we will train and prepare you. Just bring yourself and a love of history, a playful spirit, a love of the arts, interest in a quality family time, or the desire to be part of something really special.

The Virginia Renaissance Faire provides training in period history, improvisational theater, dialect, costuming and other reenacting and theatrical skills. There is no age limit for cast members though minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. As a 501©3 nonprofit organization for education, time spent with our faire family counts as community service hours for schools and scouts and is frequently accepted as extra school credit and college internships.

Auditions Dates & Times:


Jan. 7th, 10am-4pm - Melvin Snow Library (directions below)


Jan. 28th, 10am-4pm - Melvin Snow Library


Feb. 18th, 10am-12pm - Lake Anna Winery (directions below) followed by cast training until 4pm

But I've Never Done Anything Like That Before!


That's how we all started. Don't worry. Auditioning is easy.


All you need to do is come in with about 90 seconds of memorized (or well-read) dialog (poem, play soliloquy, or a joke). Then you will be asked to sing about 8 bars of a song (your choosing, and we have had people sing instrumental pieces). Singing well is not a requirement; you just have to be willing to do it anyway.

You never know what you can do until you try!


Come early and meet some of the cast, find out about the various guilds we have and learn more about the VaRF project. Your audition only takes about 30 minutes. If you have any extra talents (instrumental music, juggling, magic) show us that as well! If you are chosen to be a member of our cast, you will be asked to return on February 18th for scripted auditions to be offered a position with the faire.



Questions/ Need More Information?


E-mail us at comeplay@varf.org. Not sure if you're ready for a cast position? The Virginia Renaissance Faire is also seeking many support volunteers, both before and during the show. We need help with construction, grounds crew, front gate, information booth staff and many other areas. Some positions are costumed and others are uniformed. For more information, visit the website at www.VaRF.org, email comeplay@varf.org, or call 703-508-5036.




C Melvin Snow Library

8800 Courthouse Road

Spotsylvania, Virginia


From I-95

Take the Massaponax exit off of I-95. (Exit 126)

Take Route 1 North.

Turn left onto Courthouse Road (208 West).

Follow Courthouse Road for about 7 miles, until road ends at a traffic light.

At the traffic light, turn left, continuing on Courthouse Road.

Drive approximately 1/2 mile, turning right into the C Melvin Snow Memorial Branch at the end of the Marshall Center.


The Virginia Renaissance Faire comes to life in the Spring at Lake Anna Winery on Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Monday from May 20th – June 18th.


Lake Anna Winery

5621 Courthouse Road

Spotsylvania, VA

Don't forget to stop in the Winery after your Faire visit. Lake Anna Winery has many delicious

wines for sale!


From Washington, DC

Take I-95 South to the Thornburg exit.

Take Rt. 606 west through Snell.

Continue on Rt. 606, til you come to Route 208 then turn left onto Rt. 208.

The Faires entrance will be on the left, at the Lake Anna Winery, about three miles east of Lake Anna.


From Richmond

Travel north on I-95 to the Thornburg exit.

Take Route 606 west through Snell.

Continue on Rt. 606, til you come to Route 208 then turn left onto Route 208.

The Faire entrance will be on the left, at the Lake Anna Winery, about three miles east of Lake Anna.


From Fredericksburg

Take Route 1 bypass south to Four Mile Fork.

Turn right on Route 208 (Courthouse Rd.)

Continue on Route 208, turning left at Spotsylvania Courthouse, right on Snell and left on Post Oak.

Go 7 miles to the Faire. Entrance is on the left at the Lake Anna Winery.


From Charlottesville

Take I-64 East to Route 208 exit number 143 toward Louisa/Ferncliff.

Turn left onto Route 208/Route 659.

Continue to follow Route 208 for 27 miles.

The Faire entrance will be on the right about three miles east of Lake Anna.


From Culpeper


Take Route 3 east towards Fredericksburg.

Turn right onto Route 522.

Continue on Route 522 about 30 miles, then turn left onto Route 208.

The Faire entrance will be on the right about three miles east of Lake Anna.



Out of the Woodwork Productions

a 501©3 education entertainment nonprofit organization that brings you The Virginia Renaissance Faire 703-508-5036 www.VaRF.org

We are such stuff as dreams are made on. - Wm. Shakespeare, The Tempest

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