I would like to officially announce the launching of the New Piccolo Puppet Players website and dedicate it to my Mother, Phyllis Patterson, who passed this last May 2014. Co-founder of the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faires in Northern and Southern California.
My love for theater, the arts and music would never have grown so broad or so deep without having had this environment to grow up in. In fact the name Piccolo Puppet Players is a direct nod to the original kid’s Commedia dell’ Arte troup that came, along with the first Faires, out of her back yard drama programs: “The Piccolo Players”. Thanks Mom!
I will also dedicate it to my dear ol Dad, Ronald Patterson pictured with her below,who passed on in 2012. He instilled in me a passion for puppetry and the arts.