Patch the Ventriloquist Puppet!
In March of 2017, Teri Baker, Izabela Bzymek and Jonica van Rikxoort put the finishing touches on what would be the design for our dear bunny, Patch. Spending hours refining his look, our lovable and homely looking bunny came to fruition. Just over a year later, we were able to announce that Patch had been brought to life with the help of Mary Ann from Mat Puppets and Gary Owen.
“Mary Ann had been working tirelessly for the months to ensure everything from our design and initial drawings could be found in this larger than life puppet she has created.” – Jonica van Rikxoort, Creative Director
Patch is definitely at the heart of our story, with Marcie as our strong female protagonist. Patch represents the unwanted, different and uniqueness we find in this world, while Marcie showcases how easy it is to become overwhelmed, perhaps biting off more than she can chew. Our story is filled with valuable life lessons for children of all ages, and it’s through Marcie and Patch that kids will find that link they can identify with.
We would further like to give thanks to Gary Owen, for providing us with his professional and technical input to create Patch. Gary is himself a well known ventriloquist and coach, and also the road show producer for American’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne.