Patti is thrilled and honoured to be a part of illuminating the stories of the courageous Women whose stories comprise this fascinating and vitally important project, Invisible Women.
Patti is an award-winning actress and has been involved in theatre and film and TV, both in Vancouver and across the country, for over 30 years.
As well as being an actor, Patti is a former school teacher who has continued her interest in teaching Drama in both in Schools, University, and various acting institutions throughout the lower mainland. A main focus for her work is teaching through creating works based on various themes and then upon the writings of her students around the chosen theme. She has also adjudicated at numerous theatre festivals and has co-ordinated drama workshops for both students and teachers.
Patti has also participated as an actor, in many new play workshops, and is a passionate supporter of the development of new works.
One such ‘developed and produced’ show was a co-creation called Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree – A Revue. Patti co- wrote and performed in this show which was based on letters written by various Women (Girlfriends, Aunts and His Mother), and sent to Patti’s father while he was serving with the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. The book of the show was based on these original letters, with the music comprised primarily of tunes made popular by one of the most famous girl groups of the era “The Andrews Sisters”. The research surrounding this creation began a fascination for Patti, of the Role of Women in War time, particularly in WW II. Patti continues to sing with the 1940’s style singing group The Swing Sisters – an offshoot of the show.
Patti has also volunteered for numerous organizations, including The Passion Project (a program focusing in helping at risk teen girls ‘find’ their voices through the arts); The Minerva Foundation, and The Heart of The City Festival, Run for The Cure, among others. She also served on the Board of the Turning Point Ensemble – a Large Chamber Music Ensemble. A staunch supporter of Breast Cancer awareness, she also co-produced a yearly fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.