Patrick Gabridge

Playwright Librettist

Patrick Gabridge’s full-length plays include Drift, Lab Rats, Blood on the Snow, Distant Neighbors, Chore Monkeys, Constant State of Panic, Blinders, and Reading the Mind of God, and have been staged by theatres across the country. He’s been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and with New Rep and has received fellowships from the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Recent commissions include plays and musicals for In Good Company, The Bostonian Society, Central Square Theatre, and Tumblehome Learning. His short plays are published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Heuer, Smith & Kraus, and YouthPlays, and have received more than 1,000 productions from theatres and schools around the world.

He’s also the author of three novels, Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren and Moving (a life in boxes). His work for radio has been broadcast and produced by NPR, Shoestring Radio Theatre, Playing on Air, and Icebox Radio Theatre. Patrick has a habit of starting things: he helped start Boston’s Rhombus Playwrights writers’ group, the Chameleon Stage theatre company in Denver, the Bare Bones Theatre company in New York, the publication Market InSight… for Playwrights, and the on-line Playwrights’ Submission Binge. He’s currently the New England Region Rep for the Dramatists Guild, a member of StageSource, and a board member of the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund. He is the co-founder and current coordinator of the New England New Play Alliance.   Patrick has a passion for history and a lifelong love of science and scientists. In his spare time, he likes to farm and fix up old houses.  


Recent and Upcoming Productions: Blinders, Cheongnyeondan Theater Troupe, Seoul, South Korea, October 26-29 Blood on the Snow, Old State House, Boston, Summer 2017 Chore Monkeys, College of Charleston, January 24-Feb 3, 2018