Representation: Catherine Knights, Catalyst TCM

(647) 460-8413; catherine@catalysttcm.com

Actor-Director-Playwright

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A many-faceted career in the Theatre

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A many-faceted career in the Theatre

About Patrick

Acting

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New plays, new musicals and classics, dramas and comedies, TV series and revues:  Patrick had an enviable acting career across Canada and in the U.S. before artistic direction began demanding his full time. Since retiring from that in 2017, he has enjoyed frequent travel and returned to Acting with enthusiasm..

directing & teaching

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After heading Actor-training at Dalhousie University, Patrick founded and developed the joint Sheridan-UTM Theatre and Drama Studies Program and served as Artistic Director of Theatre Erindale for 25 years. In 2017 he was named "One of the 50 Most Influential People in the First 50 Years of the University of Toronto Mississauga".

playwriting & dramaturgy

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Patrick is the author of four award-winning plays and musicals, several adaptations of classics, and numerous industrial shows for corporations and governments. He is a former Director-Dramaturg of the Muskoka Festival Musical Theatre Writer's Colony, and a leader of numerous play-and-musical-writing workshops.

Sample Reviews

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BUYING THE FARM (2019)

"Fast-paced and funny … Patrick Young is hilarious as the witty Magnus!" -- Kincardine Record

the secret garden in concert (2019)

"I saw Secret Garden in Concert twice. What a magical performance by all involved!" -- Vince Deiulis

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (2017)

"How fitting that Oscar Wilde’s final satirical farce would be selected by Patrick Young as his final directorial effort with UTM’s Theatre Erindale.... The man has the innate capacity to discover the essence and motivation behind each playwright’s rationale … and thus his productions always succeed." -- Ontario Arts Review

THE WITLINGS (2014)

“Theatre Erindale made history by presenting the Canadian premiere of The Witlings.... We can feel nothing but gratitude … Thoroughly delightful!" -- Christopher Hoile, Stage Door

UNITY (1918) (2005)

“Thanks to Theatre Erindale for restoring my faith in Canadian drama with a memorable production of a future classic.” – The Varsity

“Unequivocally, the no. 1 spot belongs to Erindale’s UNITY 1918."-- Ten Best List for 2005, Ontario Arts Review  

AIMEE! (1981)

"A blockbuster ... brilliant libretto and lyrics ... Every line Young writes gives the actors of large parts and small opportunities to project vivid character studies...." -- Mackenzie Porter, Toronto Sun

Downloads

Apart from the two Resumes, these works are copyright. Single copies may be downloaded for reading or personal study. For multiple copies or a production licence, contact the writer's agent or the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

AIMEE! (pdf)

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WINNIE (pdf)

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ABIGAIL or The Gold Medal (pdf)

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The Class (pdf)

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THE WITLINGS (pdf)

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The Taming of the Tamer (pdf)

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THE ROVER (pdf)

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WITCHES & BITCHES (pdf)

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Resume - PATRICK YOUNG Director-Writer-Teacher (pdf)

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Patrick Young Acting Resume Jan 2020 (pdf)

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Patrick Young

Representation: Cathy Knights, Catalyst TCM

647-460-8413; catherine@catalysttcm.com