Two Workshops with Patty Gallagher
Nov. 2nd, 7:30 – 8:30pm – Audition Workshop
Nov. 9th, 7:30 – 8:30pm – Space and Movement Workshop
830 Stewart Dr. #115, Sunnyvale CA
About Patty Gallagher
It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Patty Gallagher a one-woman show of dramatic scholarship, innovative teaching, and cross-cultural performance practice. In short, a hard act to follow. Currently Professor of Theater Arts at UCSC, Gallagher is also an Artistic Associate at Tucson’s Rogue Theater, where she performs in at least three shows a year. “The Rogue group is very literary, brainy, with a high sense of purpose,” she explains, “and I’m really grateful to Rogue—they have developed particular projects around my skills and interests, acting as well as choreographing. Rogue offers me a laboratory in which to do my work.”
Gallagher, whose background includes acrobatics, Balinese dancing, and clown work, rarely sits still. “Mostly I’m an actor who likes to move,” she grins. And the need to perform arrived just in time to save Gallagher from becoming an accountant. “My father was an accountant, and I was an accounting major until the middle of college.” She rolls her eyes for emphasis. “At the suggestion of a dear and influential mentor in my life I took an acting class.” Pause. “I was stagestruck.” And she never looked back.