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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


 

Once in Royal David’s City

Written by Michael Gow, Directed by Patrick Howard
New Theatre
New Theatre, Newtown 19 March - 13 April 2019
Director

“It’s not an answer to everything, it’s only a question and that means it’s a beginning.”

For middle-aged, gay theatre director Will Drummond, nothing is certain any more. His parents are suddenly old, his professional world is changing, everyone around him seems to be losing faith and losing the plot, and it feels as if society has lost its soul.

Christmas is often a difficult time for families to navigate and for Will, this year, it will become a time of reckoning and a journey of discovery towards a deeper, if not especially comfortable, awareness of himself.

This sprawling saga covers four decades, across two hemispheres, from intimate encounters to vast historical events, investigating the bond between mother and child, the loss of innocence, and the inevitability of death.

It is a powerful, angry, profoundly moving, viciously funny, brilliant play about the possibilities of life and of theatre, and a classic of contemporary Australian dramatic writing.

“Emotionally confronting but also warm and witty … a beautifully written play” - Brisbane Courier-Mail


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.