Patrick’s Objective: To serve an organization that produces bold, visionary and entertaining work, and seeks to be a leading force in theatre on a local, regional and national level. Patrick's long-term goals are to continue producing and directing, and utilizing his extensive network of theatre professionals from across the nation to benefit a forward-thinking organization that values community, collaboration, innovation, education and professional production standards. His strengths and achievements lie in production and development of new works, directing all sorts of theatre including classics and musicals, strategic planning, administration and budgets, Board and donor relations, and building local, national and international partnerships.
Artistic Director, Richmond Shakespeare Festival – 2015 – Present
The mission of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival organization is to produce and promote an annual Shakespeare festival of the highest quality, including theatrical performances and educational opportunities, based in Richmond, Indiana.
Hires, supervises and evaluates artistic production personnel including directors, performers, designers, and stage managers
Hires, supervises and evaluates key technical personnel, including the Production Manager and Technical Director
Makes artistic decisions concerning RSF productions through a broadly consultative relationship with members of the Advisory Board and RSF community of volunteers, donors, and patrons
Collaborates with the Marketing Director and Publications Director on matters under their purview, such (such as the design of publications and marketing materials),http://www.aact.org/technical-director
Develops the annual RSF production budgets (for approval by Executive Board),
Acts as a spokesperson for RSF’s artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and at fundraising events and solicitations
Fosters the development of good relations with other cultural organizations (such as theaters, museums, colleges and universities) to extend RSF’s visibility and build strategic partnerships
Reports to the Board of Directors on a regular basis to give an update on artistic activity,
Supervises the development and maintenance of written procedures for technical and production staff
Direct one production per season
Executive Director, Shakespeare Theatre Association – 2012 – Present (part-time)
The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.
• Serving as the Public Face of STA
• Strategic & Financial Planning
• New Educational & Artistic Programming Development
• Philanthropic Development, grantwriting & Fundraising
• Website Development, Creation & Management
• Membership Recruitment
Associate Artistic Director – Director of New Play Development, Orlando Shakespeare Theater (OST) 2002 - 2012
"Orlando Shakespeare Theater is a LORT/SPT operation with an institutional budget of $2.6mm, and employs top talent from around the country. OST has four theaters, and produces ten fully staged productions, 2 workshops, 10 new play readings, numerous special events, educational programs, and 326 individual performances of plays per season."
• Directing 2-4 mainstage productions (new works, classics, musicals) each season
• Collaborating with the Artistic Director in establishing vision and long-range strategy
• Engaged in creating strategic and company-based season planning
• Leading New Play Development & Adaptations of established works
• Creating a new 2 play "Studio Series" specifically for the full production of New Work
• Creating budgets and maintaining oversight with regular periodic reconciliation
• Producing PlayFest - A Festival of New Plays (past guests: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Olympia Dukakis, Theresa Rebeck, Robert Schenkkan, Israel Horowitz, John Pielmeier, and Jeffrey Hatcher)
• Maintaining relationships with writers, composers, agents, directors and new play development organizations
• Serving as Literary Chair of the National New Play Network (NNPN) as part of duties (through 2014)
• Leader of International Exchange with Playwriting Australia playwright, Patricia Cornelius
• Commissioned translation of Elaine Romero’s Barrio Hollywood into Border Spanish
• Leading and participating in production, staff, and director's meetings
• Creating and maintaining artistic, production and organizational standards
• Raising the profile of the Organization as a national destination Theater
• Acting as ambassador to the community
• Creating and producing an annual Mock Trial based on a particular play in the season
• Producing Play in a Day (an event which engages the Orlando artistic community)
• Engaging in Board Development and recruitment
• Encouraging individual and foundation giving, including the PlayFest Patron's program
• Teaching and mentoring Acting Interns, Apprentices, and MFA candidates
• Partnering with American Voices New Play Institute to stream key events on NewPlayTV for PlayFest 2011
OST Casting Director – 2005-2012
• Planning and coordinating New York and local Equity and non-Equity auditions for a ten show season
• Creating and negotiating separate, unique contracts with playwrights, actors, directors, and Actors Equity
• Maintaining a database of local and non-local actors
• Creating and negotiating contracts with Actors Equity itself, and Equity and non-Equity actors
OST Director of Marketing & Public Relations – 2003-2005
• Overseeing all aspects of Marketing and PR, with a departmental budget totaling over $180,000
• Producing trailers and other video for web and broadcast
Rollins College, Orlando, FL – Adjunct Professor – 2005 & 2009
• Teaching advanced directing with an emphasis on Shakespeare and the Classics
• Teaching advanced audition techniques including Shakespeare scenes and monologues, contemporary works, and music theatre auditions
DIRECTING FULL PRODUCTIONS
A Christmas Carol - Dickens as Adapted by Jim Helsinger - Richmond Shakespeare Festival - '22
The Tempest - Shakespeare - Richmond Shakespeare Festival - '19
Cymbeline - Shakespeare - Richmond Shakespeare Festival - '18
King Lear - Shakespeare - Richmond Shakespeare Festival - '16
Women Playing Hamlet - William Missouri Downs - Gamut Theatre Group (Harrisburg Shakespeare) - '15
The Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company - '14
The Knight of the Burning Pestle - Beaumont - Theatre at Monmouth – ‘13
The Exit Interview (NNPN World Premier) - William Missouri Downs - Orlando Shakespeare – ‘12
Cinderella (Panto) - Brandon Roberts - Orlando Shakespeare – ‘12
Red - John Logan - Orlando Shakespeare – ‘12
Charm (NNPN) - Kathleen Cahill - Orlando Shakespeare – '11
Chaps (Musical) - Beecham & Hillgartner - Orlando Shakespeare – '10
The Little Red Riding Hood Show - Russel Davis - Orlando Shakespeare – '10
School House Rock (Musical) - Various Authors - Orlando Shakespeare Theater – '10
Kiss Me Kate (Musical) - Porter and Spewack - Orlando Shakespeare Theater – '08
A Tuna Christmas (2 times) - Williams, Sears, Howard - Orlando Shakespeare Theater - ’07, ‘11
A Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare - Orlando Shakespeare Theater - ‘07
Saint Joan - Shaw - New Theatre, Miami, FL - ‘07
Oz - Patrick Shanahan - Orlando Shakespeare Theater ‘07
Into the Woods (Musical) - Sondheim/Lapine - Orlando Shakespeare Theater ‘06
Twelfth Night - Shakespeare - Orlando Shakespeare Theater ‘05
Archie & Mehitabel (Musical) - Darion, Brooks & Kleinsinger - Mad Cow Theatre, Orlando – ‘05
A Little Night Music (Musical) - Stephen Sondheim - Orlando Shakespeare Theater ‘04
The Nutty Professor (Musical) - Adapted by Michael Andrew - Orlando International Fringe Festival – ‘04
Private Lives - Noel Coward - Orlando Shakespeare Theater - ‘03
Charlotte’s Web - E. B. White - Orlando Shakespeare Theater - ‘03
Collected Stories - Donald Margulies - Cape May Stage, Cape May, NJ - ‘03
Dead Man Flying - Eric Hissom - Orlando International Fringe Festival - '03
Billy Goat’s Gruff - Alan Smithee - Orlando Shakespeare Theater - ‘02
Ah Wilderness (co-director) - Eugene O’Neill - University of Central Florida – ‘02
Arms and the Man - G. B. Shaw - Actors Repertory Theatre, Naples, FL - 02
A Christmas Carol (music director) - Adapted by Jim Helsinger - Orlando Shakespeare Theater – '02
King Mackerel & The Blues are Coming! - Dixon, Simpson & Wann - Cape May Stage, NJ – ‘02
Twelfth Night - Shakespeare - Marin Shakes Young Company, CA – ‘98
Sisters - Mary Lee Richey - Brooklyn Project, NYC
Circus - Patrick Flick - Village Gate, NYC
A Common Ground (co-director) - Patrick Flick - tiny mythic theatre, American Living Room
Yerma (Music Director/Composer) - Garcia Lorca - tiny mythic, American Living Room, NYC
NEW PLAY READINGS/WORKSHOPS
Strongman's Ghost - Jeffrey Hatcher - PlayFest 2011 - Keynote Reading
In the Book of… - John Walsh - Florida Studio Theater - 2011 - Reading
A Vanishing Act - R.N. Healey - The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC - 2011 - Reading
Do Not Go Gentle - Patricia Cornelius In collaboration with PlayWriting Australia - 2011 - Reading
Heavier than... - Steve Yockey - PlayFest 2010 - Workshop
Charm Kathleen Cahill National New Play Network Showcase - 2009 - Reading
Madonna and Child John Pielmeier PlayFest 2008 – Reading
Blue Sky Boys Deborah Brevoort PlayFest 2008 – Workshop
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Eric Hissom PlayFest 2007 - Workshop
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TechTV (formerly ZDTV), San Francisco, CA – Four Time Emmy Winner – 1998-2001
• Producer/Talent - Virtual Characters – Motion Capture Driven real-time characters
• Winner, four Northern California Emmy Awards as producer/voice of Dash - TechTV's animation expert
Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael, CA – 1997-2001
• Instructor of Acting/Movement/Voice
• Company Member
Brooklyn Project Theatre, New York, NY, 1991 – 1994
• Company Member – Co-op group dedicated to the development and production of new plays
• Established PlayLab, a new play series fostering playwrights, actors and directors in staged productions of new works throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn
Really Useful Group, Ltd., New York, NY – Offices of Andrew Lloyd Webber, 1993
• Production Assistant - New York offices during national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
• Work included dramaturgical prior art research and implementation during final stages of pre-production of Sunset Boulevard
National Music Camp, Interlochen, MI, 1989
• Playwright in Residence/Instructor of Acting
• Developed curriculum for 8-week summer intensive for young people
• Wrote, and directed Four Short Plays for Young People, which became the basis for a Master of Arts in Playwriting
• Acting classes included exercises based on Spolin, Alexander Technique, and Linklater
LEADERSHIP & AWARDS
National New Play Network (NNPN) Annual Showcase of New Plays, Sacramento, CA 2018
NNPN Annual Showcase of New Plays, Orlando, FL, 2017
TCG Fall Forum, New York, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Kennedy Center, Reader/Evaluator – MFA Playwrights’ Project, Washington DC, 2016
TCG Fall Forum and Service Association Meeting, New York, NY, 2015
TCG Annual Conference, Game Changer, Cleveland, OH 2015
Native Voices at The Autry National Reading Panel, San Diego, CA, 2013
• TCG Fall Forum and Service Association Meeting, New York, NY, 2013
• Core Development Committee – New Play Exchange (a new online, crowd-sourced database of new plays) – National New Play Network, 2013
• International Delegate from The Shakespeare Theatre Association to Brazil in support of Instituto Gandarela in the construction of a recreation of Shakespeare’s Globe near Rio de Janeiro, 2013
• 2013, Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Reading Lab, Associate Artist, Washington, DC.
• 2013, TCG Annual Conference, Learn, Do, Teach, Dallas, TX
• 2013, Denver Center New Play Summit, Literary Managers and Dramaturgy Breakout, Denver, CO.
• 2010-2013, Board Member/Executive Committee - Shakespeare Theatre Association, Immediate Past, Global presence.
• 2010-Present, Board Member/Executive Committee, Literary Chair, National New Play Network, National Presence.
• 2012, National Endowment for the Arts, Literary Convening, 21st Century Literary Office, Arena Stage, Winter, Washington, DC.
• 2011, Kennedy Center MFA Playwrights Reading Lab, Director: A Vanishing Act by R.N. Healey, Washington, DC.
• 2011, National Endowment for the Arts New Play Convening, From Scarcity to Abundance, Arena Stage, Washington, DC.
• 2011, Leader, Breakout, Shakespeare Theatre Association, Video Production for Not for Profits, Boulder, CO.
• 2010, Committee Member/Assessor, National New Play Network’s Full Stage new play commissioning project with New Dramatists, New York, NY.
• 2010, Reader/Assessor, National New Play Network Showcase, Denver, CO.
• 2010, Leader, Breakout, Shakespeare Theatre Association, New Plays with Dominic Dromgoole (Artistic Director, The Globe Theatre), London, England.
• 2009, Mellon Foundation grant recipient for Humana Festival’s New Play Consortium, Louisville, KY.
• 2009, Reader/Assessor for PlayPenn, Philadelphia, PA.
• 2009, Reader/Assessor for the National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development Program for the Arena Stage, Washington, DC.
• 2009, Leadership Crisis Seminar, The Art of the Turnaround presented by Michael Kaiser, Orlando, FL.
• 2008, Leader, Breakout, Shakespeare Theatre Association, New Play Development and Shakespeare – Cedar City, UT.
• 2008, American Theatre Critics Association conference (Host), PlayFest – The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Orlando, FL.
• 2006, Leader, Breakout, Shakespeare Theatre Association, Best Practices in Theatre Marketing, Los Barriles, Mexico.
• 2005, National Arts Strategies, Leadership for Artistic Directors at the annual Theatre Communications Group conference, Seattle, WA.
• 2004, Best of Orlando Fringe Festival Pick, Director, The Nutty Professor (New Musical), Orlando International Fringe Festival, Orlando, FL.
• 1998-2001, Four Northern California Emmy Awards, ZDTV/TechTV, San Francisco, CA.
• 2001, Dean Goodman Award, Actor, Best Actor in a Comedy, Servant of Two Masters, Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael, CA.
• Actors Equity Association (AEA)
• Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)
• Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA - Lifetime Member)
• Theatre Communications Group (TCG)
• National New Play Network (NNPN – Literary Chair)
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID – MFA – Theatre – Directing/Dramaturgy - 2013
Miami University, Oxford, OH – MA – Playwriting
Miami University, Oxford, OH – BA – Theatre/Journalism