About The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy
The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy are a musical comedy folk duo exploring fun through music, capable of playing almost any era and almost any style!
You name it! We'll try it! Renaissance! Steampunk! Modern! Post-Apocalyptic! Utopian Futuristic!
Family friendly shows for all! Dirty adult shows in private for those who will pay for it!
But where did this esoteric duo begin? How did two voices of such divergent paths come together in harmony? In faith, Belle Weathers (Suzanne M. Bracken) and Boatswain Orlando diKatzer (D. Ordomancer) met when she sailed upon the merchant ship of her patron that The Boatswain served aboard. When her patron (and rumored lover) granted her permission to travel the world to learn more of the arts, he assigned the Boatswain (as one of the most trusted sailors aboard his ship) to travel with her, to watch over her and ensure her safety (whom she wrongly assumes is her cabin boy and servant).
Together, The Courtesan & The Cabin Boy have traveled the land, performing at The New American Folk Theater's Lilith Fair Cabaret, A Gathering of Rogues & Ruffians - a Renaissance Faire, Windycon 43 - King of the Nerds, Capricon 37 - and the Children Shall Lead, Magical Realm Fantasy Faire (formerly the Mystic Realm), Marseilles Renaissance Faire, YippieFest 2017, Stronghold Olde English Faire, and the Cabaret on the Lake at Berger Park.
In sooth, Suzanne and Ordo met at the 2015 Stronghold Olde English Faire while their respective performing groups just happened to be singing there. It wasn't until 6 months later when they met again at C2E2 2016 in Chicago that their collaborations began, and 3 months later they began performing together officially as The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy.
Suzanne has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music Theater Performance from Millikin University. Since then she has been active in music, theater, and film throughout Chicago, the Midwest, and more. She worked as Costumer and performer for the Chicago production of "Tony and Tina's Wedding" as "Bubbles", performed with Livewire Chicago's production of "Uncle Vanya" as "Marina", also performing on The Little Rascals Children's Theater's adaptation of "Little Red Riding Hood" as "Stage Manager" and "Grandmother", following which she performed in Ludicrous Theater's production of "The Rocky Horror Show" as "Magenta", and more recently performing with New American Folk Theater's production of "Dark of the Moon" as "Mrs. Summey" and "My Life is a Country Song" as "Shirley". Suzanne has appeared in several independent films, "The Happy Man's Pants", "Vanessa Rising", "The Truth About Average Guys", "Ballbusters", and assorted student film projects. She is also the Co-founder of the musical comedy renaissance trio Sisters Strange, and currently is the Managing Director for Ludicrous Theater.
Ordo has been a musician and performer since the tender age of three when he started violin lessons at the David Adler Cultural Center in Libertyville, IL. He has performed at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in the Guild of Saint Michael, the Friends of Faire Garden, and the Grande Danse Macabre. He also performs with the Medieval/Renaissance a cappella group Court & Country. Outside of performing, Ordo serves in the United States Navy Reserve as a Data Analyst, ranked as a Petty Officer Second Class (E-5), also serving his Command as the Honor Boatswain, and the Drill and Ceremonies Petty Officer.
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