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Bio


SHORT BIOGRAPHY AND LIST OF CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS

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Bio


SHORT BIOGRAPHY AND LIST OF CURRENT AND FUTURE PROJECTS

patrick Howard

Patrick is a freelance theatre artist with a passion for queer, political, devised, musical and documentary theatre.

Since graduating from AIM Dramatic Arts (formerly AADA) in 2014, he has performed, directed, production, company and stage managed, sound designed and dramaturged for a number of different companies, as well as produced his own work, and conducted various teaching and mentoring engagements.

Patrick is a founding member and co-director of theatre collective Arrive. Devise. Repeat., has been a play assessor for New Theatre for the past four years, holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is a proud member of MEAA Equity.

Photo by  Blake Condon

Photo by Blake Condon

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Current Projects


Current Projects


 

current projects


 

Playlist

Devised by the Company
Directed by Karen Therese, Choreographed by Larissa McGowan
PYT | Fairfield for Sydney Opera House Creative Learning & Festival Unwrapped
The Studio, Sydney Opera House, 14-19 May 2019
Stage Manager, Technical Operator

A powerful new dance theatre work exploring the state of 21st Century feminisms through the lens of pop culture and music.

Drawing on the lives and perspectives of five young female identifying performers from Western Sydney, Playlist unpacks the experiences of young women.

In development when the #MeToo movement exploded, Playlist comes at a critical time, with sharp, and at times confronting, commentary on identity, intersectional feminisms and female empowerment in contemporary Australia.

This is an adrenaline rush of a show, bringing together the diverse skills of the performers, street dance forms, pop songs and lyrics to offer an unconventional dance theatre experience.

Playlist premiered to rapturous, sell-out audiences at PYT | Fairfield (Fairfield School of Arts) in 2018.


Collaborators

Written by John Hodge, Directed by Moira Blumenthal
New Theatre
New Theatre, Newtown 4 June - 6 July 2019
Sound Designer

“It’s man verses monster. And the monster always wins.”

Moscow 1938. Not the best place to have a sense of humour, let alone a yearning for freedom.

So when prominent Russian writer, Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents and hounded by the secret police, is given a surprise commission to pen a biographical drama about Joseph Stalin to celebrate his 60th birthday, he soon discovers there is a high price to pay.

In real life, Bulgakov’s work was regularly banned, but his play The White Guard was one of Stalin’s personal favourites. Inspired by this historical fact, Collaborators plunges into the frenzied imagination of the writer as he loses himself in a bizarre and disturbingly funny ‘role-reversal’ relationship with the dictator of the Soviet Union.

As the surreal fantasy plays out as a relentless psychological game of cat-and-mouse, the compromises and humiliations inflicted on artists by those in power are thrown into sharp relief.

This clever satire is a pointed look at the role and value of the artist in a totalitarian society.

Winner: 2012 Olivier Award for Best New Play

“Daring in its comedy, original and hugely entertaining” The Independent on Sunday