Patrick Gabridge

About me

My first novel, Tornado Siren, was published by Behler Publications. I’m also an award-winning playwright—thirty-five of my plays are published and have been produced in theatres around the world. I’ve written several historical plays including Reading the Mind of God, about the astronomers Kepler and Tycho, and Fire on Earth, about the creation of the English Bible, which was developed with the Huntington Theatre Company. I was commissioned to write the book for an historical musical, None but the Best, about 19th century Boston philanthropist and publisher, Daniel Sharp Ford, which premiered in November 2013. I’ve recently completed my first historical novel, Steering to Freedom, about escaped slave and ship’s pilot, Robert Smalls. In my spare time, I like to farm.

From my website

Listen to Interesting Theatre Makers (and me) on Some Small Magic Podcast

Fletcher Pierson is a Chicago-based theatre artist who decided he wanted to talk with fellow artists around the country about how and why they create their work. And he decided to share those conversations with the rest of the world in his podcast, Some Small Magic. He did a pass…

Cool New Gig: Artist-in-Residence at Mt. Auburn Cemetery

So last week, I got some amazing good news:  I have been selected to be the next artist-in-residence at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA! This will be for 2018 and 2019. You might ask yourself: “what kind of cemetery has an artist-in-residence?” An awesome one. Mt. Auburn was founded…

Talking about Robert Smalls at Royall House and Slave Quarters, November 15

I’ll be giving a talk about Robert Smalls and his adventures during the Civil War on Wednesday, November 15th at the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford at 7:30pm. I’m so excited to have a chance to share the story of one of my favorite American heroes, and at…

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