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“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

Lane Character Training and Coordination; Fight Directors/Choreographers


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!

Ken Thornton

Fresh from the Crusades, Ken Thornton is back by special request, except no one will own up to requesting him. Normally behind the scenes prop-meister and crew, this year it’s a walk on part in the war. Or something. King Richard, that’s it. The Lionheart, returning to find Prince John (Boo) has run the country into the ground. When Ken isn’t being Medieval, he does automation and aerospace electronics at

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

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.

Dama Moore

Dama Moore joins us as Havsome GoodAle. Dama has been performing in fairs since she was two months old and assists in teaching staged combat. She enjoys performing either on stage or in the round and has been an extra in some independent films and also has been an extra or lead in multiple plays. She hopes you enjoy the fair and remember to stop by the GoodAle’s pub and pub games.

Travis O’Bier

Prince John is pleased to be showing up in honor of himself. He enjoys short walks pointing and laughing at the poor, Romantic candlelit dinners with himself (The One person he can talk to), and watching plays, some all the way through. Known Aliases include “The King, formerly known as Prince”, “Johnny B. Good Lord Don’t Kill Me”, and “Travis O’Bier”.

Emery Rice 


Emery Rice aka Saul Beagosse, based on a D and D character of the Pathfinder series, plays as a Scout/Ranger. With over 20 years of Renaissance Fairs, he started with the Georgia Renaissance Fair, then on to the Florida Renaissance Fair, Bay Area Renaissance Fair, Lady of the Lakes, and is now with the Brevard Renaissance Fair.

Since 2014, Emery has also been a member of Adrian Empire Constantinople, a local medieval reenactment group, who studies the medieval arts, ministry, combat and archery.

As Saul the Silent, he is a Yeoman, and he only answers to the Emperor. At present he is in the service to Emperor L’Bete de Acmd and to the Almighty God. He has returned from the Holy lands at the Emperor’s request.

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.

Xander Mills Alex 


Xander says, “It’s tough to be 9 and hang out all day at a Renn Fair”. A 4th grader at Palm Bay Elementary, he is happy to be appearing on The Bard Lite Stage and experiencing his life-long dream of being on the same stage with his Grandpa (Mike Mellen).

Lizzy Seal

Lizzy Seal is a Brevard native who loves history and crafty things. She has been involved in theatrical storytelling for 15 years. This will be her third year at the Brevard Renaissance Fair. This year she will once again be portraying  Loveday, the relentlessly cheerful and easily distracted turnip farmer.

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.