BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE
FOLLOWING TERMS AND REGULATIONS.
The following will serve as an agreement between the Renaissance Pleasure
Faire and the Participant of the Renaissance Academy of Performing
Arts and/or the Renaissance Pleasure Faire who signs below. The Participant
agrees to the following:
• Be responsible for arranging his/her own transportation to
the Faire site for all classes, rehearsals, and performance days.
• Be responsible for providing his/her own costume according
to the guidelines established by the Faires’ Costumer and your
Guildmaster or Director. If the Faire provides a costume, the participant
is responsible for the costume in accordance with established guidelines.
• Be responsible for arriving on time for all required class
sessions, rehearsals, meetings and performance days. Any exceptions
must be approved in advance with your guild/troupe director. Participants
must contact their Guildmaster or Director if unavoidably late or absent.
• The Participant must follow the direction of the faculty of
the Academy and the directing staff at all times. Faculty and Directors
may dismiss Participants who do not follow direction.
• When present at the Faire during operating hours (s)he shall:
(a) remain in an REP approved costume and utilize only REP approved
hairstyle, make-up, and props, (c) refrain from displaying modern items
to patrons, including but not limited to cell phones, watches, sunglasses,
nail polish, tattoos, body piercings, and cigarettes, (d) refrain from
the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and (e) when audible to patrons,
attempt to speak in a dialect suggestive of 16th century England as
taught in RAPA workshops.
• When present on the Faire site, (s)he shall: (a) adhere to
all REP rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, as well as all
federal state, and local laws, (b) refrain from the use or possession
of any illicit or illegal drug or substance, (c) refrain from the use
or possession of any weapon, except such prop weapons as authorized
by REP for theatrical purposes, and shall utilize such prop weapons
only when and in a manner specifically authorized by REP. Participant
understands that participation may be terminated if REP personnel believe
that participant is in violation of any REP policy or federal, state,
or local law, or is engaging in any behavior which could prove injurious
to self, to others, or to the image or security of REP, RAPA, or the
Faire, or damaging to the morale of REP, RAPA or Faire employees, volunteer
participants, performers, or patrons.
• Understands that (s)he is participating as a student and/or
a volunteer performer in a performing arts program of Renaissance Entertainment
Productions (REP) and at no time during the enrollment term shall I:
(a) be deemed to be an employee, agent, or servant of REP, (2) be entitled
to any remuneration of any kind or nature from REP, its officers, directors,
shareholders, employees, agents, assigns, associates, or any other
related entity or individual, and (c) be entitled to any insurance
benefits of any kind or nature normally attributable to employment,
including but not limited to Worker’s Compensation coverage,
and further specifically waives any such rights which may be entitled
to under the law. Further, it is mutually agreed and understood by
the parties hereto that at all times relevant herein, (s)he shall be
deemed a volunteer.
• Should performers be allowed to stay overnight on the Faire
site, no one under the age of 18 may stay overnight without a parent
or guardian. For those over 18, overnight passes must be approved by
Participants Guildmaster or Director.
• Participants must carry all passes required by Faire Management
and follow all Faire Cast Guidelines. Participant agrees to surrender
Faire Gate Pass immediately upon the request of any REP staff person,
security personnel, Stage Manager, Entertainment or Costume Department
employee, or any REP appointed Guildmaster or Director.
• Participant agrees to indemnify and hold Renaissance Entertainment
Productions harmless from any and all liability, expenses, losses or
damage, and to provide a defense or to reimburse any cost which Renaissance
Entertainment Productions may incur if it provides its own defense
(including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and
costs) in connection with any demand, claims or legal action, threatened
or actual, including any third party claims asserted against Renaissance
Entertainment Productions which arise wholly or in part out of your
participation as a member of the Renaissance Academy of Performing
Arts and/or the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
• Participant grants licensing rights to Renaissance Entertainment
Productions and all of its subsidiaries for the rights to photograph
and use photographs, videotapes, films, etc. for the period of 100
• Force Majeure Provision: In the event that REP does not conduct
the event to which this Agreement relates, by reason of conditions
outside REP’s control including, without limitation, acts of
God, floods, rain, unusually severe weather, events of destruction
or damage with respect to facilities used in conducting the event,
loss of legal authority to conduct the event, or moratoriums, this
Agreement shall be deemed terminated by mutual agreement of the parties
and neither REP nor the Artist shall have any liability to the other
whatsoever under this Agreement or otherwise under the law.
• By submitting this application, Participant makes the following
representations: 1. I am an independent Contractor. 2. The only people
I employ, if
any, are family members. 3. Pursuant to my understanding
of the laws and regulations that govern Worker’s Compensation insurance in
this state, I am either exempt and/or have determined not to purchase
coverage. Based upon the foregoing representations, I either certify
that I have voluntarily chosen not to obtain Worker’s Compensation
insurance and I acknowledge and agree that the Faire has no obligation
to provide such Workers’ Compensation insurance on my behalf
or I agree to provide a copy of my Worker’s Compensation insurance
should one be requested.
The Participant is expected to follow these guidelines therein. The
Faire reserves the right to dismiss, at any time, any Participant who
fails to adhere to these guidelines. By submitting this application,
you are agreeing to these terms and regulations.