Member of the Week: Patrick Gabridge
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Posted by: John Meredith
Patrick Gabridge (he/him/his) is a local playwright, producer, and playwright advocate who has been working in the Boston area for almost 20 years. He currently runs (and helped start) StageSource’s New England New Play Alliance, and is a past board member of both StageSource and the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund. He’s also the Eastern New England Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild and member of Rhombus.
He’s a past Huntington Playwriting Fellow, and his plays have been produced locally by Brown Box, Fresh Ink, Flat Earth, In Good Company, and more than a dozen of his plays have been in the Boston Theater Marathon.. He’s written dozens of short plays have been produced and used in competition by thousands of theatres and schools around the world (14 countries so far). This summer, his play, Distant Neighbors, which was originally premiered by Fresh Ink, was produced in South Korea. You can find his scripts on the New Play Exchange.
Recently, he’s created a lot of site-specific work, including Blood on the Snow and Cato & Dolly at the Old State House. He just started a new theatre company, Plays in Place, that specializes in creating site-specific work in partnerships with museums and historic sites. Their next project will be two series of plays at Mount Auburn Cemetery in June and September of 2019, where Patrick is the artist-in-residence. (You can read more about it in American Theatre.)
When he’s not writing plays, Patrick also writes radio plays, screenplays, and novels—his most recent book is a middle-grade children’s novel, The Secret of Spirit Lake, that came out last week. In his spare time, he likes to farm and fix up old houses.
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