Montage ©2012 by Ken Mayer (Photos from The Alexandrian Tapestries),
Photos ©2012 by Tim Converse, all rights reserved, used with permission.

Welcome to the Golden Stag Players web site.

You may well ask, "Who are the Golden Stag Players?"

Well, I'm1 more than happy to explain ...

The 'Players' are a group of actors in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), in the Kingdom of the West (specifically -- the GSP are in the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California), who got together in the summer/fall of 1991 and have been together ever since. Well, some of them have. As with any body of people - especially in a volunteer organization like the SCA, some come and go, others stick around ...

The Golden Stag Players have become The Premier Theatrical Troupe of the West Kingdom over the years, which was surprising to us, but ...


1" Pin - design by Donata Bonacorsi
Given to Troupe Members, Friends, Associates ...
as a thank you to for 20 years!

If you click in the "Plays" option in the menu to the left, you will note that the plays are actually listed in reverse order -- most recent at the top. There are also numbers for the plays (we've done enough plays since we started that it's hard to keep track unless we number them ...).

There's more information about the Players on this website, just use the menus to move around.

And now for something a little different:
"People talk about power as being money and position, but I'm here to tell you that there is no greater rush, no stronger sense of omnipotence, than standing within a proscenium in front of a full house and knowing that you can do no wrong." -- Walter Koenig, Warped Factors

New!! September, 2011: The Golden Stag Players now have a YouTube Channel available to view our plays. It will take time to put all of the plays up, and YouTube has a weird limit of 15 minutes per video (at least for now), so uploading the full play is not possible (other possibilities are being investigated). So, in addition to getting DVDs (see "Videos" link to the left), you can now view some of our plays online at:
     The Golden Stag Players YouTube Channel.


1 "I" in this case, am Maestro Hirsch von Henford, OL, OP, Baron of the Court of the West, known outside of the SCA as Ken Mayer, founder and usually director of the Golden Stag Players. In other words, "it's all my fault." ~~ Changes ~~ The fault is now Maestro Juan Santiago's ... as of the 2013/2014 season, Juan has taken charge when I decided to retire -- I still maintain the site and do a few other things ... ~~

Problems with the website? This page will hopefully explain ...

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