Cast. Meet the Brevard renaissance acting troupe.

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

-William Shakespeare

Rick and Donna Moore

With over 40 years of combined experience performing throughout Florida, Rick and Donna bring their talents and expertise in character development and staged violence to our cast. They have created and brought to life a wide variety of characters for many venues including Faires, festivals, plays, and film documentaries, as well as corporate and private events. As founding members of MASK (Melbourne Academy of Staged Kombat) they are well versed in all aspects of staged violence and theatrical disciplines. They have studied under many Fight Directors and Certified Instructors from The SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors). It is their goal to bring the art of staged violence to our little part of the world with hopes that our students and associates will likewise spread their love for the art. As they like to say.... There’s always time for a good fight!

Gabriel Walden-Oliveira

At Brevard Renaissance Fair, you will find Gabriel on the Bard Stage playing Lysander, Francis Flute The Bellows Mender, and the fabulously beautiful Thisby in Bard Lite’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Gabriel sings professionally with Olde Tyme Carolers, is a World Champion Hip-Hop Dancer (Extreme AllStars!), and plays at least a little piano, guitar, ukulele, drum kit, and bass. He has been acting since he was a toddler and has no plans to quit. In his spare time, Gabriel studies Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Debra Thornton

BRF Admin & Casting Team; Director, Co-Writer, and Performer with Bard Lite Condensed Shakespeare Company;
Director, Youth in Harmony.

At the Brevard Renaissance Fair, you will see her on the Bard Stage as Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Archimedes in The Sword & The Stone, and engaging in musical merrymaking with the Youth in Harmony in various locations throughout
the day.

Debra performed in both her first opera and her first Shakespeare play at the age of 11 and was hooked for life. Credits include Washington Opera (DC), Bronx Opera, Caramoor Opera, New York Ensemble for Early Music, Bachworks, Maryland Camerata, Phoenix Repertory Dance Company, and Dimensions Dance Company, among others. She has toured nationally and internationally. Here in Brevard, she runs Youth in Harmony, which offers Music Classes for Newborn through Adults, Prenatal Yoga, Mom & Baby Yoga, and Kids Yoga. More info at youthinharmony.us

Riley H.

Actor, Bard Lite; Singer & Dancer, Youth in Harmony

At Brevard Renaissance Fair, Riley appears as a Fairy in Bard Lite’s Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as engaging with audience children in The Sword and The Stone. She will be singing and dancing with Youth in Harmony in various locations throughout
the day.

Riley has been performing as a singer, dancer, and actor since she was 4 years old. At 10, she is a seasoned “Rennie Kid” in her 5th year of Renaissance Fair performances. She also dances competitively around the U.S.

Mike Mellen

When he isn’t doing nerdy computer things to pay the bills, Mike can be found hanging out at local community theaters, where he volunteers as an actor, lighting and sound technician and director, and with the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble as a storyteller. Mike will be spending most of his Faire days on the Bard’s Stage in the Bard Lite productions of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Sword in the Stone”, and as a part of the Fearless Improv Brigade. When not on stage, he’ll be wandering around as Lector Makeright, the village tinker.

Eldona Mellen

Eldona Mellen or, The Lady Elda is back for her 2nd year at the Brevard Renaissance Fair. As part of our Administrative Committee, she facilitates promotional events and our Renaissance Weddings. Don’t be surprised to see her on The Bard Lite Stage as Titania or in the lanes doing some matchmaking.

Nicole C. Dunn

Nicole C. Dunn is a Texas native and cosplayer who is joining the Brevard Renaissance cast for the first time this year as Lady Clareisse Lafayette. She has always loved renaissance fairs since she was a toddler. Nicole enjoys sewing her own costumes, prop fabrication, swing dance and playing her flute/piccolo in various orchestras. When she is not running around under her cosplay name Jennifer SwiftBlood, she is a professional photographer and a full time electrical engineering student.