History Repeats Itself Entertainment Group

History Repeats Itself Entertainment Group

5.0 (2)
200 employees
35 years in business

About this pro

We have been performing in interactive theatre events, improv shows, and renaissance festivals and other street festivals around the United States for 40 years!

We have trained many interactive performers, teaching them about dealing with one-on-one entertainment, developing characters, developing shows, and even the 'nuts & bolts' aspects of things like writing a cover letter, creating a proposal, creating and maintaining a press kit and online presence, and just flat out motivation!

For the last decade, we have been travelling nationally performing at Renaissance Festivals around the country as 'The Wonder Elixir of Life Show', a fast-talking, comedy 'snake oil' show.  We have performed at some of the best and most well-known shows around the country, and in years past, worked for some of the most exciting resorts and events throughout the U.S. We are a fast-talking, funny, award-winning, well-known show in our industry!

I am hoping that I can now pass some of my knowledge and experience on to new performers, and help them live their dreams!  I have even written a book --- How To Connect To Your Circuit, a guide for travelling Renaissance faire acts. 

If I can help you have the confidence, the bravery, and even the basics of solid live performance, I will do so!  My goal is to be the coach for the 'every person'.  


I also have a Patreon page, if you'd like to learn from me that way.  https://www.patreon.com/KnownProfundist

I love making people happy!  It's why I perform, and it's also why I coach.  My goal is to bring folks joy by letting them follow their dreams. 

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Janesville, WI 53548
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2 Reviews


  • Cara S

    HRI is incredibly supportive and knowledgeable about what they do. After signing up for a renaissance faire, I quickly felt I was in over my head - until I attended their workshop. Even in a group setting, they were able to easily assess where I was and individualize their work with me, and all of a sudden what seemed impossible suddenly seemed doable. I was able to make it through the entire run of the show keeping their lessons in mind, and have been able to continue on beyond that. Since then I have learned more about the industry and performance in general from attending their shows and their publication. I highly recommend working with them.

  • Bob Brinkman

    Bob Hollister and HRI are a holdover from the golden age of renaissance faires. Able to write shows that charm and delight one evening, and right into contract negotiations the next, Bob Hollister has a lot to pass along to the next generation. A delight to work with, with boundless creativity matched only by love of community - the golden age revived. Bob Brinkman Former Entertainment Director - Bristol Renaissance Faire

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Obviously I'd like to know what your experience already is, whether or not you have performed in the same types of shows, or other things.  We would work together to discover strengths, and learn how to beat challenges together.  

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes