Who We Are
The Washing Well Wenches troupe was founded over 35 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 93k 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 on major TV shows, starred in indie feature films, commercials, and voiced audio books. One of our wenches even starred in an Academy Award-winning short film.
If you have any specific questions about our skills and/or resumes, please contact us directly.