Debbie Patterson


Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg playwright, director and actor. 


She is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) and is currently serving as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange and recently served as Theatre Ambassador for Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year.


Favourite acting roles have included Zoya in Molotov Circus, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and Jenny in Threepenny Opera


Playwrighting credits include the musical Sargent & Victor & Me, Head, Candy From a Baby, and Molotov Circus, which was nominated for the Harry Rintoul Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She has written several adaptations for of Robert Munsch stories for PrairieTheatre Exchange which have gone on to be produced at theatres across the country.


Directing credits include A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stripped-Down Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew for SIR and Saint Joan for Theatre by the River.


She lives in Winnipeg with her family:Arne MacPherson, Gislina Patterson and Solmund MacPherson.

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