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

Steering to Freedom on It Matters Radio

Just had a great interview with Kenneth Weene on It Matters Radio, an internet radio (with video) show about Robert Smalls. We had a lively conversation about the book and Robert Smalls.  He and his cohost feel strongly that Steering to Freedom should be required reading in schools everywhere.  (Hard…

A bunch of stuff coming up (and an IndieoGogo campaign that ends soon!)

I hope you’re all enjoying the start of spring. I’ve got a bunch of projects coming up (when I’m not busy fixing up our project house). First, in my role as coordinator for the New England New Play Alliance, I’ve been working hard with a whole team of people (co-led…

Blinders coming back to Boston

I’m super excited to announce that my political satire, Blinders, will return to Boston in June.  The Flat Earth Theatre will mount the production at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, June 10-25. This will be my first revival–the play was done in Boston more than ten years…

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