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Patty’s career as an actor/singer/dancer/musician and teacher has taken her to theatres across Canada, the U.S and Germany. Notably, she has been a member of the Acting Ensemble at the Shaw Festival, Canada’s second largest repertory theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for 26 seasons. There she has played roles in over 60 plays including Ragtime, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Light in the Piazza, The Sea, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, Rope, Happy End, Cabaret, The Women, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion.

Patty works with many local arts organizations in her hometown as producer, writer, and performer, and teaches arts, music and theatre for Brock University, Music Niagara, and Yellow Door Theatre Project. She received her M.Ed. in 2018 and has seen first-hand the power of supporting arts education for students at all levels, teaching in both of Canada’s official languages.

Patty and Johnna continue to collaborate on various writing projects with an interest in bringing out voices that have often not been heard. They are extremely grateful for the support of their families, Playwrights Guild of Canada, Shaw Festival Artistic Director, Tim Carroll, and their hardworking literary agent, Colin Rivers.


  • Dora Nominations, Outstanding Performance: A Man of No Importance, Acting Up Stage
  • Dora Nominations, Outstanding Performance: The Light in the Piazza, Acting Up Stage

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