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USA Renaissance festival talent competition, ages 16-25, Annapolis, Maryland, USA

I'm just forwarding this. Please direct questions to Carolyn the artistic director.

Tomorrow's Talent Competition!

We are looking for the next generation of variety performers to grace the stages of the Maryland Renaissance Festival. Do you juggle? Do acrobatics? Perform magic? Then the Festival has an opportunity for you. Take part in our “Tomorrow’s Talent” competition.

The first step in the process is to send in a DVD of your act for consideration. See below for details. From the submissions, we will choose up to 5 acts we feel show the most promise. Those 5 acts will be given 5 minutes to perform live at the Maryland Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October 16th. Judges will choose the top 3, who will return Sunday, October 17th. First, Second, and Third place prizes will be awarded.

First place winners will receive a one-weekend contract for the 2011 Maryland Renaissance Festival, plus $500. Second place winners will receive $300. Third place will receive $200.


1. Age: Entrants must be between the ages of 16 – 25 years old.

2. Availability: Performers must be available to perform for the talent competition on BOTH Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th. Competition will be held in the late afternoon.

3. Employees and independent contractors of the Maryland Renaissance Festival and members of their families are not eligible to take part in this competition.

4. The acts must be of variety skills – NO singers, musicians, or actors. Also, no use of fire is permitted. There can be no use of pre-recorded music or electronics, as those would not be permitted during a live performance at the festival.

5. All material MUST be family-friendly. Keep it clean!

6. All performers must make their own travel and, if needed, accommodation arrangements to the Maryland Renaissance Festival for the weekend of October 16th & 17th, 2010.

How to apply:

1. For preliminary auditions, we need to see a DVD of your act. Please keep submissions to 5 minutes. Also include a cover letter, and any performance experience you’ve had. These can be sent via FedEx or UPS to: Carolyn Spedden, Artistic Director. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 OR – it can be sent electronically to Carolyn(at)rennfest(dot)com. Make sure to mark it "Tomorrow's Talent Competition".

2. Materials must be postmarked- or emailed- by SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2010 to be considered.

3. Please make sure to include a contact phone number and email address in your submission!

4. Our top five finalists will be notified by Wednesday, October 6th. They must be available to perform the weekend of October 16th & 17th.

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