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Patricia is an award winning artist with a multi-faceted career as a director, performer and arts educator. She has recently been recognized with the Sterling Award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role - Comedy. Her vast experience has taken her to theatres throughout Canada, where she has worked on over thirty productions.
Performance credits include: Happy Birthday Baby J, Miss Teen (Shadow Theatre); Soliciting Temptation (Sage & Shadow co-pro), A Christmas Carol, The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood (Citadel Theatre), Shakespeare in Love (Citadel/RMTC co-pro); The Mountaintop (Rosebud Theatre); Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); A Lesson in Brio, I Heard About Your Murder (Teatro La Quindicina); Gordon (Theatre Network).
Additional companies Patricia has also worked with include: Nightwood Theatre, SummerWorks, Shadowpath Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, Alberta Playwrights Network, NextFest Arts Company, Skirts-A-Fire Festival, Alberta Workers Health Centre, Persephone Theatre, Concrete Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Theatre Yes, Send in the Girls and Blarney Productions. She has trained at the Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program and has graduated from the University of Alberta BFA Acting program with Distinction.
Patricia has the pleasure of world premiering new work and finds great joy in play development. She worked at the Banff Playwrights Lab collaborating with national and international playwrights on over a dozen brand new works. She has taught residencies, completed 5 tours, and built summer drama camps structured around devised creation for young people. Patricia will be debuting her short children's play as a part of the Sprouts Festival in 2021 with Concrete Theatre.
Patricia also works as a director, assistant director, dramaturg, as well as a consultant and facilitator. She has been a guest director for Victoria School of the Arts, where she has also served as a mentor. She recently directed as a part of the Citadel Theatre’s Horizon Lab and for an immersive, performance experience with Theatre Network and Workshop West in Here There Be Night. She is a part of Nightwood Theatre’s Young Innovators Program in Toronto, for producing and dramaturgy. She is also a part of The Citadel Theatre’s RBC Horizon Mentorship Program in Edmonton for Artistic Leadership and Direction.
Patricia is also on the Board of Directors at Theatre Alberta. She serves her community in various committees and initiatives. She's a co-contributor to the 35//50 Initiative YEG. She is also committed to getting artists the support they need to do their best work and is a member of the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force, a national committee with the Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA).
Her work deeply values diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the ongoing conversation in theatre, art and our society. She strives to highlight its importance in her deep roots in the community as well as in her professional work.
Currently she is working around the country in a leadership capacity as the Artistic Director Intern with Neptune Theatre in Halifax, in collaboration with Prime Mover Theatre Company in Toronto.