Farkle McBride marks Patrick’s third collaboration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (A World of Food, and The Composer is Dead). Alliance Theatre credits include: Director (Taste of the Season, Delta Appreciation Day), Actor (The Wizard of Oz), Dramaturg (Avenue X, and August: Osage County), Producer (The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, a staged reading in partnership with Actor’s Express and Tectonic Theater Project), Co-Producer (Atlanta Kendeda Graduate Playwright Competition Readings), Assistant Producer (Kendeda Readings at New York Theatre Workshop), and was Assistant Director to Andy Blankenbuehler on the world premiere of Bring it On: The Musical, and its previous workshop in New York produced through Fox Theatricals. A former Artistic and Literary Associate with the Alliance, he is now Resident Artist in Education: Director (The Short Story of Michael Fish, Around Atlanta on $80, and Splinters), and was Assistant Director to Rosemary Newcott on The Collision Project: X with Pearl Cleage. The Atlanta Opera: Director (A Toast for All Toasts for the 24 Hour Opera Project), The Center for Puppetry Arts: Writer/Director (rhino, and Flannery O’Connor and the Red Wolf for XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theatre), Actor (The Executioner and the Weeping Face for XPT), 7 Stages: Actor (All Blues), The Object Group (formerly Haverty Marionettes): Actor (The Colour of Her Dreams, and The Phantom Limb), Synchronicity Theatre: Director (Bunnicula), Actor (Junie B. Jones and A Little Monkey Business, Miss Nelson is Missing, and The Van Gogh Café), Essential Theatre: Actor (Fix Me So I Can Stand, and Book of Days), Trinity Theatre at Trinity Presbyterian Church: Director (Amadeus, and Inherit the Wind), and was Assistant Director/Producer for seven seasons with Habima Theatre, a company featuring adult actors with developmental disabilities at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Patrick has also directed events for Diversity at the Table at Pace Academy, the Southeast Anti-Defamation League, MLK Day at the Woodruff Arts Center, and worked with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on the reservation in Cherokee, NC for four seasons of Unto These Hills. Patrick is a proud recipient of the Nurturing Youth Award from Hands On Atlanta.