Every theatrical troupe that lasts for any time has patrons. Ours came about
as a sort of a lark ... after one of our early productions (Our Kind III? I
can't recall now), Sir Alric Bowbreaker and Lady Megryth Bowbreaker of the High
March sent a $5 bill in a card ... later, we started asking for donations of
fabric, and we now have a (short) list of patrons (Unfortunately,
none of our original patrons appear to be very active in the SCA
... hmm ...):
Our Original Patrons
- Sir Alric Bowbreaker
- Lady Megryth Bowbreaker of the High March
- Mistress Cynthia FitzColline von Schlüssel
- Mistress Ella du Vergne
- Anonymous (inspired by Wander, when she was Princess of the Mists)
A Second Set of Patrons
- Anonymous (times 2, 2001 -- Commedia dell'Austin)
- Carolyn Wright
We stopped listing our Patrons in the programs as we haven't gotten anything
from them in a long time, and frankly, we decided to use the space in our programs
for other things. For the 2001/2002 versions of The Twin Captains we listed
in the program for 12th Night some people, including the information above.
You can also find the folk listed on that page of the website (Play 24).
Golden Stag Supporters
In addition to patrons, the Golden Stag Players have some other folk who have
been of great assistance and/or support, and I feel it's important to make sure
that we give them their due as well:
- Master Hal Ravn -- Never mind that his daughter has worked with us
-- well before Meg joined the troupe, Hal was taking photos for us, and most
of what we have in our scrap-book came from Hal. He's been very generous,
and has given us complete sets of photos taken of many of our plays.
- Countess Linda of the Lakelands -- Linda did four of our videos for
us. "Arlecchino's Surprise" through "The English Play" were done by her. She
had the camera at the event anyway ... (Most of the rest of our videos
were done with Bonefinder's camera, until Peermalion -- Juan received a camera
for a Christmas present ...)
- Duke Frederick of Holland -- who, besides loaning us marshalling
staves ("The English Play") and other fighting equipment when we needed it
("You Prayed For It!"), has been to nearly every performance (and I believe
he's seen every play we've done), right there in front usually. We
can always count on him ... (not to mention that he cheerfully lets us pick
on him ...)
- Mistress Eilis O'Boirne -- sitting right next to Flieg, cheering
us on ...
- Duke Paul of Bellatrix -- who, for our first performances ("Our Kind"
and "Our Kind II") very kindly loaned us two walls from his encampment so
that we had side-curtains. He even put up with waiting from October Crown
until 12th Night to get them back!
- Lots of other folk, too numerous to name, have helped out with props
over the years as well, from loaning us camp-beds (Baroness Tangwystyl), to
making odd things like a (really solid) bench and the 'Corpora' tablets used
in Our Kind (thanks, William of the West Merlands!), to loaning us kazoos
for fanfares, masks for the second Arlechino play (thanks Hilarie and Bjorn!),
and much more.