NEW ENGLAND:
MEET YOUR NEW REGIONAL REP

Thank you to everyone who voted over the last week for your new New England Regional Rep. With so many qualified nominees, we are sure it proved to be a difficult decision! After tallying up the responses, we are excited to introduce you to the incoming DG Regional Rep for New England, Patrick Gabridge . He will be the representative for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire effective September 1 , and will be reachable at pgabridge@dramatistsguild.com at that time.
Patrick Gabridge’s full-length plays include Blood on the Snow, Lab Rats , Distant Neighbors, Fire on Earth , Constant State of Panic , Blinders , and Reading the Mind of God , and have been staged by theatres across the country. He’s been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and with New Rep. Recent commissions include plays and musicals for the Brown Box Theatre Project, In Good Company, The Bostonian Society, Central Square Theatre, and Tumblehome Learning. His short plays are published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer, Smith & Kraus, and YouthPlays, and have received more than 1,000 productions from theatres and schools around the world (14 countries so far). He’s been a New England resident for almost two decades and has had his work produced or developed by more than 40 New England theatre companies.

He’s also the author of three novels, Steering to Freedom , Tornado Siren and Moving (a life in boxes) . His work for radio has been broadcast and produced by NPR, Shoestring Radio Theatre, Playing on Air, and Icebox Radio Theatre.

Patrick has a habit of starting things: he helped start Boston’s Rhombus Playwrights writers’ group, the Chameleon Stage theatre company in Denver, the Bare Bones Theatre company in New York, the publication Market InSight… for Playwrights , and the on-line Playwrights’ Submission Binge . He’s a member of StageSource (past board member) and is a board member of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund . He is the co-founder and coordinator of the New England New Play Alliance .

In his spare time, Patrick likes to farm and fix up old houses. You can read more about his work at www.gabridge.com .