My interest is in various visual and audio storytelling forms that embrace the wide, wondrous spectrum of comedy and drama.
I love thinking big.
My values include equitable practices as well as safe and collaborative workspaces.
I celebrate diverse voices, and the wealth of what we have to offer.
We are just getting started.
TUNE TO A | Director | Azimuth Theatre |
RAMONE'S STORY | Director | Shadowpath Theatre Productions|
хлеб - HERE THERE BE NIGHT | Director | Workshop West & Theatre Network |
PART OF THIS WORLD - Horizon Lab Series | Director | Citadel Theatre |
US & THEM | Director | Victoria School of the Arts |
WOMAN IN BLACK | Assistant Director | Neptune Theatre|
FULLY COMMITTED | Assistant Director | Neptune Theatre |
5-SHOW CABARET SERIES | Assistant Director | Neptune Theatre |
MARY'S WEDDING | Apprentice Director | Citadel Theatre |
A CHRISTMAS CAROL | Apprentice Director | Rosebud Theatre |
A MOMENTARY LAPSE | Assistant Director | Teatro la Quindicina |
ROBOT GIRLS | Apprentice Dir. (Play workshop & reading) | Alberta Playwrights Network |
AN ACCIDENT | Assistant Director | Northern Light Theatre |
Maxine Tynes Collection | Director | Writers Federation of Nova Scotia & Neptune Theatre
We Keep A Light | Co-Director | Writers Federation of Nova Scotia & Neptune Theatre
The Leaving | Co-Director | Writers Federation of Nova Scotia & Neptune Theatre
Songs of Rita Joe | Co-Director | Writers Federation of Nova Scotia & Neptune Theatre
STAGED READINGS & WORKSHOP DIRECTION
Tune to A | Director | Azimuth Theatre
In Lieu of Flowers | Assistant Dramaturg | Neptune Theatre |
Robot Girls | Assistant Director | Alberta Playwrights Network
TUNE TO A
Created by Carly Neis, Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks, and Cameron Kneteman
Directed by Patricia Cerra
at Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival 2022
Set/Projections: Whittyn Jason
Costume/Lighting: Even Gilchrist
Sound: Dave Clarke
Pictured: Carly Neis & Michelle Diaz
Photo by Ian Jackson (Epic Photography)
Tune to A is a brand new play for young audiences. Ava is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy and a love of music. After a series of attempts to play several instruments, Ava's contributions to band class are dismissed by her teacher, Mr. B. Meanwhile, her new BFF Jordan is working hard to be the most perfect ally possible. Will their connection help Ava find her voice for when she needs it most? Find out in this tale of music, friendship, and finding new ways to support our friends with different needs from our own.
The production was presented as a part of Azimuth's Expanse Festival 2022.
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Patricia directed 'хлеб' (Bread),
a "smart, political black comedy" by Jason Chinn.
Here There Be Night' was a production comprised of 10 playwrights who each wrote a play using the health constraints of Covid-19 as a theatrical convention.
Patricia collaborated with Theatre Network on the show that was commissioned by Workshop West Playwrights Theatre.
Read more about it here.
CITADEL’S HORIZON LAB SERIES - Part of this World
“The most graphic was the opening piece, Part of This World (a collaboration between Carly Neis, Patricia Cerra, and Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks). “Can we get Carly Neis to the stage?” says a stage manager voice. Maybe, but it’s tricky. Neis’s story — the story of disabled artist, whose day job is administration and box office at the Citadel — was demonstrated as a physical odyssey towards the ever-elusive stage, a dangerous and often discouraging quest full of obstacles and delays for her and a remarkably calm, stage-savvy support dog Oakley. How do you find your light, centrestage, when your motorized wheelchair might not fit in elevators, or doors, or be visible over high counters? “Don’t worry about it. I’m still OK down here,” she sighs, after every setback. “When will other folks catch up to my normal?” This show, she says poignantly, is “the start to my happily-ever-after….”
- Liz Nicholls (12th night)
Photo: Carly Neis & her service dog Oakley.
Director: Patricia Cerra
Lighting & Set by E CM Jason