Queen Elizabeth- Chelsey Cayer
Chelsey Cayer has been specializing in historical entertainment for the last 5 years. She runs a historical education group by the name of Bloody Historical, and travels around the east coast. She has won 2 awards for her historical displays and costuming this year alone. She has been in film, commercials, theater and renaissance faires. Most of her costuming she builds herself.
Get to know Chelsey better at www.bloodyhistorical.com
Join Will Shakespeare as he takes you on adventures full of merriment, sword fights, mistaken identities, star-cross'd lovers, romance, shipwrecks, musical numbers, and ... being pursued by a bear! The Shakespearean adventures are a family-friendly, madcap, zany time where everyone gets involved, whether you want to jump onstage as a performer or sit back in the audience & enjoy the fun! Where there's a Will, there's a Play!
Will has performed at PA Renaissance Faire; VA Renaissance Faire; NJ Renaissance Faire; Mayfaire on the Green; Adirondack Renaissance Faire; Rome Renaissance Faire; NY Renaissance Faire; CT Renaissance Faire; Louisiana Renaissance Festival; Scranton First Night; First Night Oneonta; First Night Saratoga
He is a contributor to the Renaissance Festival Podcast
His CD "Are You There, God? It's Me, Shakespeare" will be available at the show, along with the comic book, "Julius Caesar: Beware the Ides of March of the Penguins"
Get to know Shakespeare better at www.shakespeareapproves.com
Commedia Mania is a show of masks, laughs, slapstick and shameless theatrical nonsense! This bawdy, comic troupe brings classic commedia dell arte to the masses by performing traditional story lines as well as send offs to timeless pieces such as Electra, Macbeth, Dr. Faustus, Don Juan, the Three Musketeers and more.
Scott Stephen Kegler is the leader of the group. He is a comedian, event entertainer, and published playwright. His works have been performed throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York City. Most recently his works Lunatics, Lover’s and Poets as well as A Cup of Joe at the Iffy Fish have been well received. He is known for his absurd, high energy style and willingness to leave no comedic stone unturned. When he is not creating new laughs for the audience, he’s most likely juggling everything at home with his wife, his son, and furry menagerie.
Master Magician - Chris Lengyel
Chris has dazzled and excited audiences for over a decade. His variety in illusions as well as his ability to captivate an audience have made him a must see! From small, intimate gatherings to stages all over New York City, he is not one to disappoint. Come and be amazed by his one of a kind show!
Get to know Chris better at www.freakoumagic.com
Queen Bee from Fairies of the Glen Wood.
Fairies Of the Glenwood have 13 years of interactive performing experience amongst large, small & staged crowds.
They consist of Spring Thyme©, Summer Thyme©, Autumn Bittersweet©, Winter Berri©, Holli Berri, Goldie the pirate fairy and Queen Bee~ Queen of the seasonal fairies.
They cheerfully entertain children of all ages while always imparting a magical lesson that touches all who attend.
Extensive experience performing in schools as well as hospital venues, the fairies have attended charity events across the New England area, spreading their positive messages for all to hear.
You will never forget meeting them!
Lady Jane Weaver - Krystal Bly
Krystal is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and has spent over 25 years as a performer. She appeared most recently as Puck in a Midsummer Night's Musical in an area Renaisance Faire and in Fiddlehead Theater Company's production of Showboat at the Schubert theater in downtown Boston. Favorite credits include Lilly in the Secret Garden at New England Conservatory, The Witch in Into the Woods with WRT, and Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello. She performs regularly with The Very Merry Dickens Carolers, Kaledioscope Theater, and Rosalita's Puppets and is looking forward to her premier this spring with singing group The Charmings at the Florida Renaissance Festival.
Sir Robert Welkin, Captain of the Queen’s Personal Guard - Matthew Cassar
Matthew more often than naught would have remained behind stage if not for taking that first step into the light. A practicing fine artist whose works can be found on his website Vertigo Press, it wasn’t until 2013 that an interest in acting was sparked when the call went out by a local Renaissance Faire. Since then Matthew has worked for three years with the Connecticut Renaissance Faire bringing joy and on occasion terror to the Faire streets. But that hasn’t been all, currently he works as a Production Assistant for an up and coming studio, Euphio Films, dedicated to the production of artistic narratives. His first role with Euphio Films was as Graham in its first feature film, The Hollow Waltz, a crime noir of a band of brothers fighting against an insurmountable foe. Next was Wonderlust Ave, as Carter. Matthew is excited by intricate storytelling and relatable characters with the hopes to bring more to light as both an actor and producer.
Get to know more about projects Matt has worked on at Euphio Films
Lady Mary Seymour - Kateri Chambers
Kateri has been heard performing on such stages as the Kennedy Center and Theatre Royal of Drury Lane. In addition to her acting credits, Kateri is also known for her talents as a dancer and musician––skills that augment her performances. She hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and has degrees from Boston University, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Peabody Conservatory, and Johns Hopkins University. She serves as a music and opera director throughout New England.
Lady Penelope Rich - Kathleen Fox
Kathleen is a speech language pathologist in New Britain Connecticut, specializing in adult neurogenic disorders.
She has performed in area Renaissance Faires and often performs with Paragon Jousting as well as Adventure Theatre Company. A lifelong dancer, Kathleen has also worked as a guest dance performer at Disneyland.
Sir Walter Raleigh - John Knyff
John has been in the preforming arts since 2005. He is skilled in many different areas and eras. Being very history minded he strives to immerse himself and his audience by dressing, speaking, fighting and generally acting as close to the reality of the time being portrayed as possible. He has been doing live steel stage combat for over ten years and is trained in using and maintaining a wide variety of stage combat and prop weapons. He has been in several released and upcoming films and stage productions, both as an actor and a stunt performer. He has worked in and now operates a special effects studio since 2009.John is able to recreate historical items from researching original paintings, photographs and descriptions. He has sculpted and cast prosthetic make up pieces, designed and operated life size character suits and built and maintained other props, as well as actual sets.
Senior Roberto - Dave Morrow
Dave has performed in local Renasissance Faires as part of their musical ensemble and interactive cast. He has also worked with Mystery Cafe in Boston as part of their murder mystery dinner theatre casts. Dave is familiar with both modern and period renaissance dancing. He has training in martial arts and stage combat, and has performed interactive sword fighting with children; don’t worry the swords were foam!
(Dave's scarf courtesy of Storied Threads - Sew On Patches, Embroidered Patches, Geeky Patches. Your home for fun, geeky embroidered sew on patches, bags, scarves, and accessories...)
Lord Mirth - Phil Tremblay
Phil first took to the stage in 1974, when he played Ebenezer Scrooge in a local (read, his elementary school) production of A Christmas Carol. After which, the offers did not come flooding in. Nor did they trickle. He took a brief hiatus from performing until the late 90s and early 00s when he was an on-air disc jockey. Having failed to topple Howard Stern, another hiatus ensued. Then, in 2009, he began acting in Renaissance Faires and theatrical productions across Connecticut and beyond. Throughout this journey there have been two constants. He has never failed to be awed and inspired by the incredible talents that surround him. And he has always been thankful for the audiences who appreciate their efforts as well as his own.