Elizabeth is the youngest child and daughter of the late King Henry VIII, and his second queen Anne Boleyn. She is celebrating her first year on the throne, and has taken some of her favourite’s from court on progress to visit her subjects.
Portrayed by Emy McGuire
Emy McGuire is an aspiring siren, sailor, and sword-enthusiast whose passion in life is to experience and tell stories. She has written seven novels, sailed across the Atlantic ocean, and recently produced an original pirate musical as her undergraduate senior thesis.
MARGARET STUART, COUNTESS OF LENNOX
Lady Margaret is the daughter of the sister of Henry VIII, Margaret Tudor, Dowager Queen of Scotland. Lady Lennox came to England in her youth, to live in the household of her first cousins, Mary and Elizabeth. Though Lady Margaret was closer to Mary, and shared the same religious beliefs, she is a loyal lady to Queen Elizabeth.
Portrayed by Grace Svitak
Grace Svitak is excited to be returning again this year at the SunCoast Renaissance Festival. She has been attending Renaissance festivals since she was a wee one both on the east and west coast where her love for it all began… She has been seen frequenting the stage in the fashion world and some behind the camera work in the music industry. Grace is excited to be back and bring life to the characters you see.
LADY MARY SIDNEY
Lady Mary is the sister of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite, Robert Dudley. Lady Mary is a gentlewoman in her Majesty’s bedchamber as well as being a close friend of the queen.
Portrayed by Makayla Hunter
Makayla is so excited to be a part of the SunCoast Renaissance Festival as this is her second time performing at a Renaissance Festival (she was Maid Marian last year). She has been performing and doing theatre since she was younger and now, she is currently majoring in Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the New College of Florida as a second-year student. Makayla is very grateful to have the immense amount of support from her friends and family and is proud to share her passion with you.
She hopes you have a wonderful time at the festival!
Katherine, or Kat, as Queen Elizabeth calls her, is her governess and close friend to Queen Elizabeth, and has been since her Majesty’s childhood.
Portrayed by Keagan Roeder
Keagan is a girl in her second year of college who always had a fascination for nature and storytelling, loving the aspects of characters and exploration beyond her usual life. She loves taking aspects of her love for the environment, writing, and acting, putting them all together to create a world for herself, and extending that to anyone who will listen. Keagan’s excitement and effort shines through on every project that she works on, hoping to help people smile and enjoy it as much as she has.
LADY CATHERINE KNOLLYS
Lady Catherine is lady of the bedchamber, and is a close friend and favourite of the Queen. Catherine Carey is the daughter of Mary Boleyn and William Carey. Mary Boleyn is also the sister of Elizabeth’s mother, Anne Boleyn. Mary Boleyn had once been a mistress to Elizabeth’s father, Henry the VIII. She is Elizabeth’s first cousin, though if the rumors are true, it is believed that Catherine is the illegitimate daughter of Henry the VIII, thus making her Elizabeth’s half sister.
Portrayed by Caitlyn Turner
Caitlyn is extremely excited to be a part of the Suncoast Renaissance Festival. Not only is this her first time performing at the Suncoast Renaissance Festival, it is her first time ever performing at a festival. Caitlyn is currently a 2nd year Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies major at New College: The Honors College of Florida. Caitlyn has been performing since she was seven years old and is so grateful to all her friends and family for their continued support over the years. She is happy to bring a little bit of joy to all who encounter her and hopes you have a wonderful time!
John Dee, The Queen’s astrological and scientific advisor. He was also a trusted counselor and a special agent to her Majesty. He is the James Bond of his time.
Portrayed by Pluto Boll
Pluto Boll is an actor, immersive storyteller, musician, and lover of violence. They have acted and fought in stage productions, rowed boats down the Arkansas river, and helped compose a fully produced pirate musical this year alone. They are very excited to work in this year’s Suncoast Renaissance Faire, and hope to travel and do more immersive acting like this in the future.
Sarpedon DarDanus, First flower of Dardan, Master Florist, wooer of women. Sarpedon is a master florist. A gentleman by day and wooer of women and thief by night . But, don’t let his floral skills deceive you! Sarpedon is a very skilled swordsman when he is forced to defend his honor or his life!
Portrayed By Stephen Di Russo.
Stephen has a background of running and playing LARP’s for over 20 years, involving building props, acting, and character development.
Stephen has a long love of Renaissance faires, attending them since he was a child and working on the joust field.
He is thrilled to be a part of the Brevard Renaissance faire’s cast this year.
PHILIP II of SPAIN
Philip is the richest and most powerful ruler on earth. His dominions are vast, in Europe, the New World, and beyond…to the farthest reaches of the globe. It is said that His Majesty’s smile cuts like a sword, and he can be the greatest of ardent friends, or the most dangerous and implacable of enemies. A fervent Catholic, it has been said that he wishes to unite the entire world in one faith, under his Crown. His Majesty’s advantageous marriage to Mary I gained him the co-rulership of England as well. The alliance of Spain and England against France hath given him the upper hand against his enemies, and he hath returned victorious from the continent, and now his attentions are focused on Queen Elizabeth and his desire to wed her, and thus bring her and England back to the one true faith.
Portrayed by Timothy Fraley
Timothy is a classically trained professional actor. He has been in theater from childhood and has been performing at fairies and festivals for decades, portraying a wide range of memorable and unique interactive characters. With his background in stage, environmental theater, and history, whether bringing emperors, kings, dukes, popes, heroes or villains to life, his singular talents and gracious style have made him a festival favorite from the southernmost tip of Florida to the shores of the Great Lakes, and places in between.
Tiziano Vecelli is a Venetian artist of great renown. Called by his fellow Italian artists as, “The Sun Amidst Small Stars”, his use of color and attention to detail is the master’s forte. He is Court artist to His Majesty, Philip of Spain, and hath accompanied the Monarch to England. In fact, it was one of Titian’s portraits of Philip that made Queen Mary fall in love with her future husband…
Portrayed by Paul Scoville
Paul has been a photographer for 42 years. When not plying his trade as a graphic artist, he enjoys playing his guitar. He has a love of wine, and long-haired mini dachshunds. We are thrilled to have Paul reprise his role as Maestro Titian!