Performing Company

Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts

SAPA (Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts) is Scarborough’s non-profit performing company that trains the actors that portray our Royal Court, Villagers, and Peasants. They go through 8 Saturdays and Sundays of classes prior to Scarborough Renaissance Festival’s opening and then entertain our guests for another 8 weekends of the festival. Many of the performers also do programs for schools, libraries, and other organizations year around.

Thank you so much for your interest in auditioning for the Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts. Our Audition sign-ups are now closed, but we look forward to seeing you during our 2024 season!

Click Here To be contacted when 2025 applications open up.

Performers at the Festival wear a medallion bearing the symbol of the season. This medallion will allow you, our guests, to distinguish the performers from the visitors.

SAPA Shows

  • Betwixt Two Fronds
  • Cannon Drill
  • Country Dance
  • Court Dance
  • Faebles
  • Historic Weapons Demo
  • It’s That Scots Show!
  • Knighting Ceremony
  • Living Chess Match
  • Match Game 1543
  • Maypole Dance
  • Nri Nobility
  • Midsummer Faery Tea party
  • Robin Hood Guild Meeting
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • School of Court Dance
  • Stool Ball
  • The Verbal Joust
  • Village Pub Sing (Sea Hag Stage)
  • Whose Jest Be It?
2023 Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts photo taken by  Pongo

2024 Scarborough Renaissance Festival SAPA Staff

PERFORMING COMPANY DIRECTORS

Bryan Jakubik - Director
Dakota Keeton - Assistant

CAST ADVOCACY

Michelle McLaren
Autumn Rose

CHARACTER STAFF

Kirby Pearce - Director
Novie Bowden
David Mars
Caryl Morris
Aleeya Taylor

IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING

Ryan Daniel - Director
Billy Giffith
Robert Kowalewski II
Elijah Mellish
Michelle McLaren
Ann Rodriguez – Intern

HISTORICAL DETAILS STAFF

BillyAnn Litteken - Director
Autumn Rose
Jolie Taylor
Xander Davilla - Intern

LANECRAFT STAFF

Janna Zepp - Director
Linda Koerber
Marrilynn Ready
Brad Stewart
Patrick Razack - Intern

LANGUAGE & DIALECT STAFF

Amanda Hicks - Director
Caitlin Casey
Connor Nemer
Chrystal Rhone
Billy Scott
Raven Mayes - Intern

LEADERSHIP AND ACTOR DEVELOPMENT

Mick Moreau - Director
Trudi Buchanan
Jen Hornbuckle
Kaelyn McCormick
Patrick Southerland

MUSIC

Jen Hornbuckle - Director
Izzy Collier - Assistant
Bryce Fleeman – Assistant

COSTUMING

Caitlin Casey - Director
Ann Rodriguez
Emrys Savage
Holly Williams

STAGE COMBAT STAFF

David Saldivar - Fight Director
Elijah Mellish – Stage Combat Intern and Fight Captain

MENTORSHIP

Courtney Martin - Director
Holly Williams

BLACK POWDER SPECIALISTS

Robert Kowalewski II - Lead
Novie Bowden
Ash Peterman
Patrick Razack

BETWIXT TWO FRONDS

Elisabeth Eno - Director

CANNON DRILL

Robert Kowalewski II - Director

COURT DANCE

David Mars - Director

FAEBLES

Holly Williams - Director

FRONT & CLOSING GATE CEREMONIES

Ryan Daniel - Director

GRANDE PARADE COORDINATOR

Dan Kostelec - Director
Irene Blackburn - Support

HISTORIC WEAPONS DEMO

Robert Kowalewski II - Director

IT'S THAT SCOTS SHOW!

Bradley Stewart - Director

JOUST SUPPORT

Davita Harless - Coordinator

KHOREOGRAPHED KHAOS COUNTRY DANCE

Caryl Morris - Director

KNIGHTING CEREMONY

Mick Moreau - Coordinator

LIVING CHESS MATCH

Ryan Daniel – Director
Lacey Bruner – Assistant

MATCH GAME 1543

Patrick Southerland - Director

MAYPOLE DANCE

Billy Scott - Coordinator

MIDSUMMER FAERY TEA PARTY

Anna Allison - Director

NRI NOBILITY

Sheri Porras - Director

ROBIN HOOD GUILD MEETING

Autumn Rose - Director

ROMEO & JULIET

Dan Kostelec - Director

ROYAL PUB SING

Kei Lokason - Coordinator

SCHOOL OF COURT DANCE

David Mars - Coordinator

STOOLBALL

Elijah Mellish – Coordinator
Mariana Davila – Coordinator

POST PARADE PROCLAMATION

Dakota Keeton - Director

THE VERBAL JOUST

Marrilynn Ready - Director

VILLAGE PUB SING

Novie Bowden - Coordinator

WHOSE JEST BE IT?

Connor Nemer - Co-Director
Daniel Wiseman, Co-Director

WAITE ENSEMBLE LEADER

Bryce Fleeman

2024 Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts Cast

Cast Member Character Role
Anna Allison Voila Night Night Fae
Christina Bennett Fiona Farral Knocker-up
Irene Blackburn Danu Celtic Goddess - Mother Earth
Lexi Bottenus Honora Denny Daughter of Sir Anthony
Novie Bowden Latimer Fairfield Captain of the Seahawk & Baron Suscerland
Lacey Bruner Honor Grenville Dowager Viscountess Lisle
Trudi Buchanan Cecily Chandler Chandler
Rita Callens Jessenia Deya Romani Musician
Caitlin Casey Nimue Queen of the Fae
Lashaune Cash Asa utotoma Nwaoma Nri Wise woman
Izzy Collier Rosie Bloode Proprietress of the Crow's Nest
Ripley Coon Penelope Graves Mourner
Cass Cray Anne Marie Russell Daughter of Lord John Russell, Baron Bedford
Ryan Daniel John Russell Baron Bedford
Mariana Davila Claude de Saint-Leu Chatelaine of the Rookery
Xander Davila Elio Wyville Master of Revels
Ashley Davis Embyr Ròs McCree Tart... Seller
Ryan Denney Belenos Lord of Light, The Shining One
Alex Duhaime Rowland Hyde Proprieter of the Kestrel
Zero Duhaime Basil Bleake Undertaker
Matthew Duvall Captain Erasmus Fleet Merchant Adventurer & Captain of Alacrity
Elisabeth Eno Frances Roth Cartographer
River Evers Elynor Fysher Fishmonger
Bryce Fleeman Bartholomew Lapsley Lord Waterford
Parker Glick OOk Fae Goblin
Robert Goodrick John De Vere Earl of Oxford
Billy Griffith Ugor Brimstone Fae Ambassador
Bobby Griffith Bartholomew Rush Captain of the Town's Watch
John Gross Sir Edwin of Cornwall Executioner
LT Hammonds Eros Beastmaster of the Fae
Lisa Ann Harbour Eleanor Kempe Lady in Waiting to Anne of Cleves
Davita Harless Eliza Scribner Scribe
Leila Harrison Anne Russell Baroness Bedford
Amanda Hicks Eleanor "Nell" Turner Lady Bread
Jared Holtberg Jeaques de la Rouche Marquis de Champagne
Chris Hornbuckle Johnathan MacPaiden Monster Hunter
Jen Hornbuckle Gertrude 'Dirty Gertie' Lowe Licensed Beggar and Muddy Minstrel
Bryan Jakubik Robert Thorpe Lord High Solicitor
Dakota Keeton Jayme Rooke Lord Mayor
Linda Koerber Anne of Cleves The King's Beloved Sister
Dan Kostelec William Shakespeare English playwright and poet
Robert Kowalewski II Angus "Boomer" MacPaiden Cannoneer
Maxwell Layfield Lyonel Hobbs Barber Surgeon
John Lee Miles Turner Lord Portal
BillyAnn Litteken Anne Parr Herbert Keeper of the Queen's Jewels
Kei Lokason Alistair Connolly Harbour Pilot
David Mars Sir Anthony Denny Groom of the Stool
Courtney Martin Brandywine McCulloch Lady Ale
Raven Mayes Edward Fysher Deep Sea Fisherman
Jennifer McCormick Jacqueline 'Lily' Duvivier Poet & Ward of Baron Bedford
Kathleen McCurry Sharon Pomme Frites Tart . . . Seller
Michelle McLaren Zemi Zagvori Tart . . . Seller
Shay Mehler Margariutte Cotour Tailor
Elijah Mellish Bakari Boardman Pilot's Mate on the Seahawk
Bailey Montoya Josceline Mordaunt Cheesemonger
Mick Moreau Henry Tudor VIII King of England, Ireland, & France
Caryl Morris Una McSweeney Dance Mistress & Matchmaker
Nick Nelson James Butler Earl of Ormond & Admiral of Ireland
Conner Nemer Rian O'Carrol Captain of the Crown's Guard
Alexis Patterson Jane Fleet Frivolous Sister & Artist
Kirby Pearce Vivian Bloode Lady Chesterfield
Ash Peterman Alexander Hall Crown's Guard
Sheri Porras Chikamharida Queen of the Nri Kingdom
Dawn Ramsey Penny Worth Tart... Seller
Patrick Razack Ichabod Krane Monster Hunter
Marrilynn Ready Rosemary Monkshood Apothecary
Chrystal Rhone Amali Gathii Warrior
Patricia Riddle Lettice 'Letty' Featherstone Dyer's Wife
Lance Ridgway Oliver Lyle Able Bodied Seamen aboard the Seahawk
Sean Ripley Reyneborne Holloway Astronomer
Ann Rodriguez Antoinette Genevieve de la Coeur Duchesse de Champagne
Autumn Rose Gabrielle De Vere Countess Oxford
Tori Routon Wysteria Champion of the Fae
Eli Sanders Gyles Ravenscroft Rector of St. Mary’s
Shiloh Savage Constance De Bonacieux Governess
Emrys Savage Islwyn Ap Rhydderch Forrester
Billy Scott Jackob Tanner Tanner & Alleged Smuggler
Christian Scott Reginald Morbrooke De Vere Actor
Simon Shepherd Darby Ivers Butcher
Abby Smith Florence Kitto Seamstress
Patrick Southerland Jean-Baptiste Toussaint Lookout aboard the Alacrity
Danielle St. John Veronica da Venezia Venetian Courtesan & Tart...Seller
Wren Steven John Dudley Viscount Lisle
Brad H. Stewart James Hamilton Duke of Châtellerault, Earl of Arran, Regent of Scotland
Aleeya Taylor Kathryn Fleet Shipwright & Alleged Smuggler
Alexa Teel Katherine 'Kitt' Rooke Marshal
William Trenda Jack Pike Boatswain's Mate on Alacrity
Ash Whispersteppe Sanguine Redcap
Holly Williams Nya Aishling Fae Auntie & Village Guardian
Branden Winn Marus Binkas Purser aboard Alacrity
Daniel Wiseman Declan O'Connell Cooper
Janna Zepp Katheryn Parr Queen of England, Ireland, & France

Scarborough Waites

Cast Member Character
Bryce Fleeman Bartholomew Lapsley - Ensemble Leader
Conner Nemer Rian O'Carrol
Danielle St. John Veronica da Venezia