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

I’m Going to Catch Up

Lack of posts, in this case, is not because of lack of stuff happening. But rather, there has been lots of it. The past six months have seen the end of the run of Blood on the Snow, Flat Earth’s terrific production of Blinders, a reading of my new play…

Ms. Claus in Suburban Holidays V (in Reading, MA)

I’m delighted that my play, Ms. Claus, will be part of Suburban Holidays V, staged by Quannapowitt Players, in Reading, MA, November 25-December 3. Last year they produced my short play, Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. QP has been putting on theater in their community for 79 years! I’m excited…

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…

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