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Patricia C - Mississippi Mimes

Patricia C

 Patricia is a Mime Artist, storyteller, and character clown who specializes in statue work, pantomime (silent storytelling) and Illusion. Born in Fredonia, New York, Patricia started performing mime while still in high school and continues to this day. Now a trained actor and movement specialist, Patricia began her career as a filmmaker and still holds a great love for the silent movies and the tragic comedy of The Lil’ Tramp. Patricia’s statue and solo mime acts have been seen all over the United States. She studied mime through the schools of Ettienne DeCreux and Jacque LaCoq and has worked alongside comic greats Ronland Foremen (The Valley Studio) and Veera Wibeau of San Fransisco. In the 80’s she graced the performances of Without Words Mime Co in Buffalo New York, before heading South to create her own group—THREE PIECE SUIT.

Each summer, her Charlie Chaplin Mime comes alive for tens of thousands of visitors at the Anchorage Street Fair in AK. People everywhere are always mesmerized at Patricia's ability to not only personify this cinematic icon with hilarious antics and puppetry, but are also astounded at her statue-like ability to hold a pose. She strolls as many characters including: Patsy the Mime, Granny Gertie (storyteller), Jackie Frost, and of course Charlie Chaplin—to name a few. Her motto “A character for every occasion” holds true where ever she goes!

Patricia also offers programs that connect to specific school curriculum—whether it is story building and literacy, or Math, history, or Science—Patricia has a performance for every grade level. She was trained as a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in drama and dance, and at the Lincoln Institute for Aesthetic Education. Her performances and workshops entertain as they teach, opening minds to new ways of learning while warming hearts.

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  • Memphis, TN
  • Jackson, TN
  • Oxford, MS
  • Tunica, MS
  • Hernando, MS

Patricia C will travel for an additional fee!


Strolling: Patricia uses illusion, silent comedy and statue technique to mesmerize and bring laughter to all. Mime, Simply Statue, or even Storyteller, Patricia works hard to make you happy! Often Patricia will use instruments—such as mandolin, drumming or harmonica-- as well as puppetry art and clowning to get every age involved.

Stage Show: -Mime is a Terrible Thing to Waste: SILENCE IS GOLDEN! Five Silent stories come magically to life before an audience. Abstract thinking, silent storytelling and mime technique are all ignited on the stage together for a performance of non-stop energy. Title cards and characters rush the stage to create 45 minutes of pure pantomimic hilarity. Performance concludes with an audience workshop that teaches basic mime skills.

AGES: 2nd Grade to Adult

-Granny Gertie's Story Time Adventures: Granny Gertie shares so many stories in so many ways! Unlock the key to your imagination and become a part of the action with Puppets, Costuming, Pantomime, Rhyming and Song! Stories may include Anansi Tales, The Great Big Enormous Turnip, The NOISY HOUSE and more.

Suitable for PRE-K through 2nd grade

-Couch Potato Polly: This HIGHLY entertaining program introduces the Importance of exercise and a healthy diet. FALL into good nutrition with the comical Couch Potato Polly and her Big Mouth Puppet PALS—MR. GREEN BEAN, Yolanda Yellow Oil and Rodney Red Apple. Audience is up and moving as Potato Polly learns to put down the Video Game and MOVE.

Pre-K to 2nd Grade.


Strolling: $200/hr with a two hour minimum.

Stage Show: $665 for the show description outlined above.*

*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.
**Special rates may apply for the more elaborate costumes and the fee does vary per costume.