Patricia Peterson Jamison began her thespian life as a child in the attic of her home, known as The Maple Street Players. From New Jersey to Vermont, Montreal, Switzerland, and Boston, she was constantly involved in theatre and music.
In between dramatic ventures, Patricia obtained her undergraduate degrees in Switzerland (where she studied under Pascal Franchot Tone) and at McGill University in Montreal, and her Masters at the University of Vermont. Her early career saw her as the Director of a large Student Services office at an elite New England college. She went on to consult for many years for The College Board and numerous colleges and universities throughout the country.
Patricia came back to theater in 2011 after a many year hiatus to raise her 5 children. Since, then, she has been following in her Mother’s footsteps, with favorite roles at STAGE284 of “Winifred Banks” in the recent , magically inventive Mary Poppins , “Abby Brewster” in Arsenic and Old Lace, “Marmee” in Little Women and “Mother Abbess” in Sound of Music. In the Boston area, she’s loved “Nettie Fowler” in Carousel with FUDGE Theater Company, “Reverend Mother” in Nunsense and “Aunt March” in Little Women for Wakefield Repertory Theater,
She portrayed “Abigail Adams” two years in a row in 1776 for MaMu Productions. Patricia can also be seen in HBO’s ‘Olive Kitteridge’ and ‘Black Mass’, but live theater is her favorite, including her recent stint in the U.S. Premiere Reading of The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt.
Patricia also ran the Cultural Enrichment programs for a regional school district in Massachusetts for years. She and her husband have owned several businesses, many with an emphasis on leadership development, educational consulting, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and fundraising, among others. They currently are partners in a couple of successful, award-winning restaurants in Boston, Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar and Yvonne’s and another one scheduled to open in the Spring of 2017.
Patricia has been a soloist for many years at a number of concert venues and churches in New England. After decades on stage and behind the microphone, Patricia has also taken on the production side of theatrical events. Whether helping to Produce theatrical shows, fundraising events, or serving as Casting Director, the organizational and coordination demands provide new and rewarding challenges. She lives in Topsfield with her husband, 3 black rescue labs, and occasion: al returns of adult children. She is a Founding Member and Producer at the Stage284 theater company, and the newly-formed Black Box Lab at Stage284. She is currently directing another Premiere at Black Box Labs at Stage284 : Civil War Letters: The Heart of a Soldier.