Who We Are
The Washing Well Wenches troupe was founded over 37 years ago by our patroness, muse and originator, Danielle Dupont. Or “Laundress Zero.”
What began as a series of improv bits in the lanes of Renaissance Festivals from New York to Florida to Colorado has grown into the largest and longest-running female-fronted comedy show performing nationwide on the renaissance festival circuit.
Entertaining millions at over 30 festivals in the United States and Canada, and with a combined 104,000 followers on social media, The Washing Well Wenches are likely to be the most notorious and hilarious women at a renaissance festival near YOU!
Danielle Dupont, founder and producer of The Washing Well Wenches, circa 1999.
Our company is an all-female troupe of actors, improvisors, singers, musicians, and comedians. Every woman hired brings something new to the show, and they bring it with a SPLASH!
Our wenches have masters degrees, as well as extensive improv training from The Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC/LA), Second City (Chicago/LA), The Groundlings (LA), IO Chicago/IO West, and the People's Improv Theatre (NYC). We have performed at Universal Studios and at Disney World. We have starred in off-broadway shows, and have written and performed on multiple studio albums. We have been featured on major TV shows, starred in indie feature films, commercials, and voiced audio books. One of our wenches is a published children's author. Another starred in an Academy Award-winning short film.
If you have any specific questions about our skills and/or resumes, please contact us directly.
Sometimes smells like bubbles, mostly smells like cheese.
The Dry Clean Only.
Ester the Eager, Ester the Elegant, Ester the ENTHUSIASTIC!
I like long walks on the beach and astrology! My sign is Yield. Because I might tell you to slow down but I'll never tell you to stop!
I'm Olive (I need to take your clothes off for I seem to have missed a spot) Framp.
I sprinkle a little laundry seasoning into your life. My spin cycle can be mild or spicy according to your taste--and that is nothing to sneeze at!
Rosi the bold! Rosi the beautiful! Rosi, your English rose bud!
I am Talley...two hair prongs of terrible, terrific, tempestuous, troublesome, and truculent (look it up) behavior, but you can call me Talley!
I smelled a smell and I liked it!
Daphne the delightful! Daphne the delectable! Daphne the over-starched!
You reek of honey, you reek of beer; I'm Eureka Withers, and I'm so glad you're here!
Your scrubbing chugging patron saint of stain removal. a-MEN.
Shirt-soaker; breech-boiler, and all around wench of the good stench!
Petunia, our raven-haired, blue-eyed Angel Wench, never met a song she couldn’t sing or a kilt she couldn’t look up. A fearsome actress on the boards of the Big City as well as our own dear mischief-maker, Petunia is up above washing laundry in heaven and pinching Saints’ cheeks. We miss you each day, our sweet girl, and we will never forget you.
I am the jewel behind your soiled bloomers.
I may be on sabbatical, but no one worry .... As we speak, every bald head in the New World is being licked and buffed to a shine like they'v never experienced before!
Cookie the calamitous, Cookie the cacophonous, Cookie the caretaker of underwear extraordinaire!
Dame of Drippy Drawers.
Mender of breeches and breaker of hearts!
I'm Isadora! The wench with a bounce in her step! The one you want to snuggle! My sanity goes with the passing of the tide! You can call me Izzi!
I am mysterious, I am mischievous, I am your mistress of mis-matched underthings!
The prewash princess, the queen of clean, and the pleasantly plump (in all the right places)!
Pinwheel has read* many books** in her life***
Sophie the Bubble Buster...Sophie the Suds Maker...Sophie...the Slippery When Wet!
I drink anything with a cork and my middle name is WHEEEEEE!
The "I" in your "E." Dotti loves Unicorns and Guinness and Men in Kilts and Guinness and Jousters and Guinness and also Guinness.
I'm hypo-allergenic but I'm not scent free! Approach with caution. Will respond erratically to phrases like, "Free beer," or, "I know a single guy that has dirty laundry."
Smell me! I'm clean!
My favorite color is beer!
I am Penny Rosen-I'm here to wash your 'hosen. If you see me pick me up, all day long you'll have good luck!
Lover of men, louder of mouth, and laundress of mystery. Now available in Marriage!