Author Archives: Patrick

Talking about Robert Smalls at the Arlington, VA, library, September 9

On Saturday, September 9th, at 4pm, I’ll be giving talk about Robert Smalls and his courageous adventures during the Civil War at the Arlington Virginia public library.  Main Branch.  This talk (and my talk the previous day at the National … Continue reading

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Talking about Robert Smalls at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, Sept. 8

On Friday September 8th, at noon, I’ll be giving talk about Robert Smalls and his courageous adventures during the Civil War at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll come check it … Continue reading

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Quack and will/did/is now published by Brooklyn Publishers!

I’m pleased to announce that two of my more popular short plays, Quack and will/did/is,  are now officially published by Brooklyn Publishers. Brooklyn has been a long-time supporter of my work–they now publish 36 of my short plays, plus two … Continue reading

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New New England Dramatists Guild Rep

Some big news to share:  starting September 1, I will be the new Dramatists Guild Regional Rep for New England. This will be a chance for serve my fellow playwrights and meet a lot of new people over the next … Continue reading

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Video chat with Ken Weene for It Matters Radio

I had a great chat the other day with Ken Weene for It Matters Radio about my various historical plays. He and I talked a while back about Robert Smalls and my novel Steering to Freedom, and he was a … Continue reading

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Blood on the Snow 2017 is now closed.

After 59 performances, the 2017 run of Blood on the Snow at the Old State House in Boston is finally over. This is the longest any of my shows has ever run, and that’s not even counting the initial 4-week … Continue reading

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Both/And and Quantum Physics on PRI

My quantum physics play, Both/And, has closed its run at the MIT Museum (though I harbor hopes it might be back someday.  But even if you missed the show, you can get the gist of it and the experiment by … Continue reading

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Santa to play in Lexington, KY

Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore continues to hit the stages around the world. This time it will be produced by the Studio Players in Lexington, Kentucky, from August 10-14, as part of their annual ten-minute play festival.  If you’re in … Continue reading

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Blood on the Snow mostly sold out (but you still might get tickets)

Blood on the Snow has now finished the first 8 weeks of its 12-week run at the Old State House in Boston. The response from audiences and critics has continued to be enthusiastic, night after night. Which has led to … Continue reading

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Video about the Cosmic Bell Experiment (and Both/And)

There are just four performances left of Both/And, the play about quantum entanglement that I was commissioned to write by the Central Square Theater and the MIT Museum.  August 5 and 6 at 1:30pm and 3pm. It was a particularly … Continue reading

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