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Faire Folk at Work

  • Linda Sutherland

    13 JUN 2024 ·  Linda Sutherland talks about changes and coninuieties she has seen as the director of Friends of Faire starting with Phyliss and through the present day. In part a tribute to her husband Steve who recently passed away. 
    Played 1h 12m 17s
  • Dawn Taylor

    3 JUN 2024 · Dawn recalls many of things she did at Faire, including her role in Peasants For Peace, some of things the lady Halbadiers did, and the circumstances why she thought the presence of Puerto Ricans in her underwear were worth mentioning. Much, some of which she regrets in retrospect, will be revealed.
    Played 1h 8m 3s
  • Kevin McGrath

    30 MAY 2024 · Kevin talks about how a perceptive teacher changed his life by specifically inviting him to a filmed version of Othello which gave him a lifelong appreciation of Shakespeare, lessons learned acting and dancing with the Merry Pranksters,  and what his goals to his forthcoming Reign as King of the Fools will be.
    Played 48m 23s
  • Billy Scudder

    25 MAY 2024 · Billy talks about becoming a mime, his life as Charlie, how the Faire spoke to him before there was a Faire, and how the spirit of the faire informs his life.  Be sure to check out his reading of his original two poems about the Agoura site at Feel free to download or post elsewhere.
    Played 1h 34m 45s
  • Gary Randall

    14 MAY 2024 · Gary reflects on what makes the Faire unique and what else has been like it in his life and what the Pattersons had to do with it all. He also recalls the midnight bus ride through Buttonwillow.
    Played 51m 5s
  • Nell Blackwell

    11 MAY 2024 · Nell worked crew and worked beverages. She painted faires full of signs and she baby sat Baby Pattersons who later became her boss.  Occasionally, she would give Phyliss a ride. Here are some of her stories.
    Played 52m 18s
  • Paula Fell

    31 MAR 2024 · Paula and Dan discuss play writing techniques out at Faire, and Paula tells how she has incorporated lessons learned at Faire in other numerous theatrical ventures outside of Faire. She also recalls how Phyliss once waived the rule of historical accuracy in the case of one of Paula's shows, and who in her family, precisely, still think that Drench a Wench was a dunking booth.
    Played 47m 43s
  • David Springhorn

    18 MAR 2024 · David talks about what it feels like to connect with an audience at faire, some of his contempories he worked with and respected, and gives a bit of his street personna.
    Played 52m 2s
  • Richard G. Lowe Jr.

    6 MAR 2024 · Richard has been at over 400 days at Rennisaince Faires, and over 1200 Belly Dance shows. And he has over 700,000 photos on the web that can be dowloaded for free or sample a wider diversity of his photos at In this interview Richard talks how he can tell a good faire from a bad faire without even going through the Front Gate, and how he has used his photography of enrich the experience for all who attend.
    Played 40m 31s
  • Kelly Lincoln

    10 FEB 2024 · Kelly has worn pants at Faire with approval by Phylliss; has rendered Will Wood speechless on the street for upwards of 10 seconds, and has done extended street bits with David on a daily basis.
    Played 45m 56s
People who have lived at Faire and have worked at life tell their tales. Comments, questions and/or want to be interviewed? Contact me thru the contact link here. Thanks!

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