Lizi Franzini, Mimi the Mime and Roan Jivers (Pat Fenda) received her B.S. Ed. from Ohio University and an M.A. in dance from Florida State University, where she began her study of mime. Pat toured the southeast with the Mad Mountain Mime troupe in 1974-75.
In 1976-77, Pat taught and performed for the Magic Mountain Mime School and directed the Homemade Mime Troupe of South Carolina. She was awarded a grant to continue her study of mime from the Fine Arts Council of Florida in 1978. In 1990, Pat toured with Dr. Tom & Seus Mime Theatre in South Carolina and New Jersey. She has taught dance or mime at Ohio University, Florida State University, St. Leo College and Eckerd College. She has choreographed numerous productions including “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Our Town”, “Stop the World I Want to Get Off”, “Little Shop of Horrors” and “X Cheerleaders Wanted”. She attended the 1989 Movement Theatre International Festival and the 1991 International Clown Theatre Congress in Philadelphia.
Pat was a featured belly dancer at Busch Gardens from 1982-85. She has appeared statewide at corporate events, malls and private parties. Pat received critical acclaims for her co-starring role in “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” in 1994 and “The Heidi Chronicles” in 1995.
Pat is the president of Strictly Entertainment, Inc. a Florida licensed talent agency founded in 1984. In 1999, Pat juggled at the Tampa Bay Devil Ray Family Fun Days. She continues to perform many different theatrical characters and is seen regularly at the St. Petersburg Pier.