Staff & Board of Directors


Rachel Frawley is the incoming Artistic and Managing Director Incoming Artistic and Managing Director of Piccadilly. An Atlanta based actor, writer and producer, she holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University and is an apprentice company graduate of the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. In addition to acting, she has narrated over 30 audiobook titles, and was a producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project for their 2017 and 2018 seasons. She has taught and directed acting camps, classes and master classes for theatres and studios across Atlanta. Rachel has worked and continues to train as an intimacy professional, and is enrolled in courses with the Association of Mental Health Coordinators. Currently she is writing, directing and producing a new children’s puppet musical for Synchronicity Theatre’s Stripped Bare series.

Nancy Riggs is the outgoing Director of the company and continues to work with Rachel during the transition. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has studied with several notable acting companies including the National Shakespeare Conservatory. She has acted and directed for many Atlanta theaters such as the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Stage Door Players, The Legacy Theatre, and the Shakespeare Tavern. She has also performed for children all over the southeast through the Alliance Theatre for Youth, Children’s Musical Theatre (Mobile, AL), the Academy Theatre for Youth, and Telltale Theatre. She trained in puppetry at the Center for Puppetry Arts, where she has worked in the resident and the touring companies, and worked as a puppeteer for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program. She has twice been selected as a participant in the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut, where she trained with nationally and internationally known puppeteers and studied playwriting. She was also chosen as a Project Director for the 2015 edition of “Xperimental Puppetry Theatre” at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Nancy has worked for Piccadilly Puppets since 1997 as a puppeteer, and has helped to write five shows for the company. She began her career as an administrative assistant to the Academy Theatre for Youth. She handles many administrative duties for Piccadilly Puppets, as well as performing shows. She recently served as President of the Atlanta Puppetry Guild for three years.

Board‪­‪­­­‪­‪­­­‪­‪­‪­‪‪‪‪­­­­‪­­­‪­‪­‪‪‪­‪­­­‪­‪­‪‪‪ of Directors:

Martha Rodriguez, President – Freelance translator, Homeschool Mom

David Langford – Attorney, Atlanta Housing Authority

Anja Lee – Professional Actor/ Corporate Facilitator

Anna Trude – Retired Music Teacher, Heards Ferry Elementary School

Elaine Wadsworth – Freelance Actor, Choreographer and Ballet Teacher

Chris Whittington – Freelance Music Teacher