The Crown Players
Suzanne Sacks is returning for her 3rd season as Interactive Theatre Director at the Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire and co-director at the CT Renaissance Faire. Her background includes years of performance and directing of the immersive theatre skills that make a show like this stand apart. She’s practiced her craft at The Sterling Renaissance Festival, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios Florida, countless corporate events, as well as numerous other festivals and venues. “ My favorite element of this form of theatre is the incorporation of the audience onto our environmental stage. We are all creating and performing the story together”.
Emily Rieser, radiant and spirited, steps into the role of the beloved Maid Marian with an unwavering enthusiasm that lights up the stage. She is absolutely thrilled to return to Robin Hood’s Faire for a second time, captivating audiences with her enchanting portrayal. A true devotee of collective storytelling in all its forms, Emily revels in the magic of interactive theater and the imaginative world of Dungeons and Dragons. With her passion for collaborative narratives, she brings a unique depth and authenticity to her performance as Maid Marian. Join Emily on this unforgettable journey, as she weaves a spellbinding tale that transcends time and space, inviting you to experience the enchanting world of Robin Hood and his band of merry men through her eyes.
Embodying the noble spirit of Sir William Marshal, Jack Miller graces the stage with his commanding presence and undeniable talent. A versatile and accomplished theatre professional, Jack boasts a wealth of experience both behind the scenes and in the limelight. Jack’s multifaceted background includes set design and construction, as well as sound and lighting expertise. His passion for theatre extends beyond the stage, as he serves on the board of The Orange Players, a Connecticut community theatre, in the capacity of Assets Manager. This Faire season marks Jack’s fifth captivating engagement on stage with CTRF and RHMF, where he continues to enthrall audiences with his remarkable range and captivating performances. Prepare to be dazzled by Jack’s portrayal of the gallant Sir William Marshal, as he transports you to a world of chivalry, honor, and unforgettable adventure.
Taking on the iconic role of Little John, classically trained D.J. has been captivating audiences with his diverse range of performances since his theatrical debut in 2015. From the poetic lines of Shakespeare to the fast-paced world of short films and the spontaneous wit of improv theater, D.J. has showcased his remarkable versatility on stage and screen. A trailblazer in his own right, D.J. not only earned a BFA in Performance from CCSU but also holds the distinction of being the first graduate with a Theater Studies degree from MXCC. His unique talents extend beyond acting; he is known for his uncanny ability to mimic animal calls with vocal sound effects and his impressive prowess in archery. Having previously enchanted audiences at The New York Renaissance Faire, D.J. is thrilled to join a new troupe, eagerly embracing the opportunity to hone his skills further and delight spectators with his multifaceted talents.
Since first donning the regal robes in 2012, Patt has had the distinct honor of breathing life into the character of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine at the annual Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire. With each passing season, she eagerly returns to the kingdom, gracing the event with her commanding presence and regal charm. Patt feels truly privileged to collaborate with such a gifted ensemble of artists and staff, who come together to create a mesmerizing and immersive experience. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to pay your respects to Her Majesty at the tournament field, where the exhilarating jousting events unfold with unmatched fervor. And who knows? Your own destiny may lead you to the knighthood on the highly anticipated Festival Day.
Robin of Loxley
Hanna Madler brings a gentle touch and caring demeanor to her portrayal of the Nurse, enriching the stage with her heartfelt performance. Boasting a diverse acting repertoire, she has embodied characters from Cervantes to Thornton Wilder, gracing theaters across Connecticut with her undeniable talent. Most recently, Hanna captivated audiences as Pearl Payne in “These Shining Lives” and showcased her versatility in the roles of Ginette, Waitress, and Rhonda in “Almost, Maine.” A proud holder of a BA in Theatre from Eastern Connecticut State University, Hanna’s passion for the performing arts knows no bounds. In addition to her enchanting work with Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, Hanna serves on the Board of Directors for The Suffield Players. Her love for theater extends beyond acting, as she engages in various aspects of production, including costuming and stage management. Hanna is truly honored to be a part of the Faire ensemble, relishing the opportunity to create immersive experiential theater alongside such a gifted and dedicated troupe. Prepare to be touched by her warm and empathetic portrayal, as she weaves a heartfelt narrative that lingers long after the curtain falls.
Colby Trembley, a proud Ansonia native, is poised for an exhilarating debut at Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire, stepping into the shoes of the lively Will Scarlet. A recent graduate of the University of Connecticut, Colby pursued Elementary Education, English, and American Sign Language. His academic odyssey continues this fall as he returns to UConn for his Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. A veteran of Connecticut’s community theaters, Colby is now eager to immerse himself in the vibrant Faire Family, marking an exciting new chapter in his performing arts journey.
Clifford the Baliff
Back for her third stint as a costumer and fifth year as a cast member, Lyndsey re-enters the world of Robin Hood’s Faire, bringing a dash of Scottish charm through her character, Meg MacGillivray. A seasoned veteran of the theatre and cosplay, she’s been costuming since 2005, shining in contests nationally and internationally. Recently, she’s introduced her own stage combat-centric act at New England faires. Excitedly, she returns home to the Robin Hood’s Faire once more.
Portraying the intriguing role of an Astronomer, Nick Hargrave is ecstatic to make his triumphant return to the enchanting realm of the Robin Hood Medieval Faire. With five memorable seasons under his belt, Nick has charmed audiences in diverse roles at both the Robin Hood and Connecticut Renaissance Faires, showcasing his remarkable range and undeniable charisma. Having graced the stages at Six Flags, various community theaters, and the enthralling Myth Larp, Nick’s wealth of experience is evident in his captivating performances. This season, he promises to bring a fresh and innovative twist to the Astronomer, reimagining the character with his signature flair and captivating charm. Prepare to be dazzled by Nick’s stellar performance as he guides you on a celestial journey through the wonders of the night sky, weaving tales of constellations and the secrets of the cosmos.
Returning to the stage with infectious enthusiasm, Gina is thrilled to reprise her role as the melodious Francesca du Lait, the spirited town dairymaid, for a second consecutive year! With a passion for both guitar and violin, Gina’s musical prowess shines brightly as she effortlessly strums and bows her way into the hearts of the audience. As a lover of mind-bending escape rooms and an aficionado of delightfully cringe-worthy dad jokes, Gina’s exuberant personality adds a unique charm to her performance. Eager to bring another season of toe-tapping music and heartwarming merriment to the enchanting town of Nottingham, she is ready to leave the crowd captivated and eager for more.
Stepping into the cunning shoes of Robert de Renault, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Joe Regan makes a triumphant return for his third season at the Robin Hood’s Medieval Faire. A seasoned performer, Joe has enthralled audiences at Renaissance Festivals across New York and Pennsylvania with his captivating presence and undeniable talent. His impressive stage credits include unforgettable portrayals of iconic characters such as Cardinal Richelieu in “Les Trois Mousquetaires,” Malvolio in “Twelfth Night,” Don Pedro in “Much Ado About Nothing,” Autolycus in “The Winter’s Tale,” Titus Oates in “Terra Nova,” Officer O’Hara in “Arsenic & Old Lace,” and the titular role in “Macbeth.” A proud native of Corning, New York, Joe now resides in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, where he continues to captivate visitors as a performer at Hershey’s Chocolate World. In his downtime, Joe immerses himself in the fantastical world of comic books, finds solace in tranquil walks through the woods, and eagerly anticipates the final adventure of Indiana Jones this June. After all, it’s all about fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory!