Wanlass Guest Artist for Theater
Born in St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Patricia McGregor is a director and writer working in theater, film, concerts, and dance. McGregor has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres.
Recent productions include: Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole (co-writer and director, People's Light); Skeleton Crew (Studio Theater); Good Grief (Center Theater Group); Hamlet (The Public Theater); Measure for Measure (Old Globe); The Parchman Hour (The Guthrie); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout); brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center); Indomitable: James Brown (The Apollo); and Holding It Down (Metropolitan Museum). Patricia was recently concert consultant to hip-hop star J. Cole on his world tour and is developing a new oratorio with composer Ted Hearne for the LA Phil, Barbican and BAM. Other credits include A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater); Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR); The House That Will Not Stand (Berkeley Repertory, Yale Repertory); Blood Dazzler (Harlem Stage); Four Electric Ghosts and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). She served as Associate Director of Fela! on Broadway. For many years, she has directed The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and has been the director for the HBO emerging writer's showcase. She co-founded Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer and organizer Paloma McGregor. McGregor attended the Yale School of Drama, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.