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Patricia HenritzeInstructor, Theater Studies


Patricia Henritze is a writer and theater artist focused on new works and collaboration. She received the Alliance Theater Reiser Grant for Idi Amin, America and a Bar of Soap created with Derreck Kayongo, CNN Hero and former CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and was an O’Neill Playwriting finalist for The Bitch of Balaclava. Both projects were developed with support from Theater Emory’s Breaking Ground and Brave New Works residencies. She is currently a script consultant for Oakland Cemetery’s Capturing the Spirit, an annual public art event that attracts an audience of nearly 10,000 and examines Atlanta’s history through live performances.

Favorite past playwriting projects: Who’s There? at the Budapest Fringe Festival, Antony+Cleopatra UNDONE an extreme Shakespeare adaption at Skyline Stageworks (CHI), Destiny at the Estrogenius Festival (NYC). In 2011, she was part of Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta” for the site-specific collaboration Proximity.

Patricia also collaborates with non-profits using art as a tool for social justice. As Creative Director for Life Sentence she directed touring performances benefiting the Georgia Innocence Project. Her play Snapshots was commissioned by the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence and performed in conjunction with the exhibit Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art.

Patricia has an MFA Theater from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s of Professional Writing from Kennesaw State. She has taught writing and theater at universities in the Atlanta area, including Agnes Scott College, Oglethorpe University and University of West GA.