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Patricia Henritze is a writer, teacher and theater

artist with a focus on new works, collaboration

and art as a tool for social justice.  She is a 2016

O’Neill Playwriting Conference finalist for her play

The Bitch of Balaclava and is currently in residence at

The Alliance Theater with her new play

Idi Amin, America and a Bar of Soap, which is

inspired by the life story of Derreck Kayongo

(CNN Hero and CEO of the Center for Civil

and Human Rights.) 


In 2014, the Chicago production of

Antony and Cleopatra UNDONE,

her extreme Shakespeare adaptation,

was called a “must see”

by the Shakespeare Standard.  

Also in 2014, The Bitch of Balaclava was part

of Theater Emory’s Brave New Works festival

and she was an artist-in-residence in

Theater Emory's Breaking Ground series

with Nicole Livieratos and their

collaboration Proximity.


From 2012-2015 she was the Creative Director for Life Sentence: a music project 

benefitting the GA Innocence Project (GIP.)  Life Sentence is inspired by the life

of Clarence Harrison, the first man exonerated by the Georgia Innocence Project.  

In 2011, she wrote and directed SNAPSHOTS (commissioned), inspired by 

true stories of survivors from the Women’s Resource Center

to End Domestic Violence, in conjunction with

OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Violence, Women and Art at the

CDC David J. Sencer Museum in Atlanta.


Favorite directing projects include Milvotchkee Visconsin for Synchronicity Theater Company (ATL),

The Beak, the Axe and the Sausage at the Palace of Variety Arts (NYC), Going to St. Ives for Essential Theatre Festival (ATL), Who's There? at the Budapest Fringe Festival.


Ms. Henritze has received grants from the Alliance Theater, Theater Communications Group, Fulton County Arts Council, Poets&Writers, Inc. and Idea Capital; she is a Hambidge Fellow, a member of The Dramatists Guild and a Lifetime Member of Working Title Playwrights.  In 2009 she was awarded an Orlando Prize in Nonfiction for her memoir Learning to Talk.  She has an MFA Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University.  Ms. Henritze teaches theater and writing at univerisities in the Atlanta area including Agnes Scott College, Oglethorpe University, Clayton State University and University of West GA. 


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