Mrs. Parks’ Rout has been a labor of love for three very merry friends. For 2016, two ladies serve as principle hosts while the third of the merry bunch is assisting where needed!
Mrs. Parks: Mrs. Parks is the historical pseudonym of Brooke Aiello, a Fresno-based actor and professional costumer who also teaches theater arts at Fresno Pacific University. As an actress she’s appeared on various regional stages and as a costumer she’s designed productions for FPU and has worked professionally in film and television. She lives in the Tower District with her husband, Jay Parks, and their two kitties, Beatrice and Imogen.
Lady Strong: Lady Strong is the historical pseudonym for Rebecca Strong, a school district psychologist in Lemoore. Rebecca has participated in historical interpretation at Renaissance Festivals and various other events since she was 16 years old and has been active in church and community choirs. She has two gorgeous children and four cats.
Assisting the hostesses this year is Mrs. Bennett. Mrs. Bennett is the historical pseudonym for Heather Parish, a Fresno-based theater director, events producer, and arts publicist. She’s the founding director of The New Ensemble and the Executive Director of the Rogue Performance Festival, Fresno’s nationally-recognized fringe festival. She lives in the Tower District with her husband, Jaguar Bennett.