Auditions for ongoing performances at Historic St. John’s Church

By | March 10, 2024

Actors are needed for the cast of the 2nd Virginia Convention, for ongoing performances at Historic St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark, in Richmond, Virginia. You will be a historic interpreter and perform as one of several delegates to the 2nd Virginia Convention in our “Liberty or Death” reenactments. Performances are for the general public, and for school and tour groups during the week. The performance recreates the arguments that culminated in Patrick Henry’s famous “Liberty or Death” speech in 1775 at this historic site.

All ages 18+ are needed; male-identifying gender. All roles are paid; pay rate is dependent upon casting.

Audition process is by application, followed by live audition. Please send a resume and headshot to: If eligible, you’ll be sent lines from the script for the live audition.

Acting experience is important; knowledge of history is a plus, but not required. You must be punctual, have enough flexibility to be able to perform during the daytime, and thrive as a cooperative member of an ensemble. You must be able to memorize and perform several different characters—you’ll often switch between roles, sometimes on short notice.

Performances are usually scheduled between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, but occasionally you’ll be requested for performances outside those hours for special events. Performances are ongoing throughout the year.

Part-time, paid hourly as an employee, no benefits. Pay rate is dependent on role performed. Criminal background check required. Must be at least 18 years old; all ages needed.

Actors report to the Executive Director and work closely with the cast and Casting Director.

Join us at St. John’s Church Foundation in Richmond, VA where we serve 40,000 visitors each year from around the world. If you have a love of history, the American Revolution, Virginia History, historic graveyards and teaching the public, you’ll love this gig! You will be a member of a team of hardworking and dedicated historic interpreters who tell the story of Historic St. Johns’ Church, “where LIBERTY found its voice.”

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