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Open Auditions!

January 28th, 2012

The Merely Players of Upstate, NY is seeking cast members for our upcoming Renaissance Festivals! No set days for audtions as of yet. Our nearest endevor being the Mayfaire. Contact Director John Zamek for details.


November 9, 2011

The Merely Players of Upstate, NY is seeking cast members for 2 plays and for our Renaissance feasts as well! We are performing Dickens' The Lamplighter, an 1888 adaptation of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

We also do a good deal of improv at our Renaissance Feasts at regional hotels as well as our celebrated full sized renaissance festivals Mayfaire on the Green and The Adirondack Renaissance Fantasy Festival

We are auditioning at the Rome Capitol Theater 6:00pm to 8pm on November 16th. for a performance at the Capitol in February. If you have talent we will find a use for you. We split the revenue of our performances with the players, not always much, but with a large capacity theater it can add up.

The Merely Players are used in TV commercials, local venues that require an actor (everything from historic venues to haunted houses/hay rides etc. If you have multiple talents, we especially want to see you, ( For example, we'll be wassailing, and doing Mummer's Plays at the Hulbert House on December 3rd, so singing is good). Juggling is great! You get the idea.

As we continue to build our cast, we will have a constantly increasing number of opportunities for talent.

We will be adding a third and fourth annual Renfaire to the region, one on a college campus, one at an art center. Excelsior! If you have a talented relative or friend, let them know.

New Performances Scheduled

October 13, 2011

Our next event is a Commedia Dell'Arte, being performed at the Edge Hotel in Lyon's Falls, NY on November 5, 2011. It is rumored that a sword fight may result from the heightened passions at the FEAST! Reservations can be made on the Edge Hotel's Website or by calling (866) 348 - 4211.

Additional Auditions Being Held

July 26, 2011

We are auditioning additional performers to add to our troupe for the Adirondack Renaissance Fantasy Festival in Boonville on September 10 & 11. Please contact us on facebook, by email -, or by texting/calling (714) 357 - 4884. Auditions will be done by appointment.

Auditions & Performances Scheduled

June 14, 2011

We're currently focusing on short works by Sidney and Moliere for a performance at the Rome Art Community Center August 6th and 7th, with an intermission of renaissance music by Arethusa.

The troupe is currently holding auditions, June 13th and 20th at 6:00 PM at the Rome Art and Community Center.