I've been directing for twenty-five years, mainly with the independent company, Oasis Productions. Our mission has been to produce small cast shows with wonderful roles for women.
Scott Zigler of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and American Repertory Theatre was my directing teacher at Indiana University. Martha Jacobs, an instructor of the acting technique developed by revered acting teacher Sanford Meisner, taught me how to act.
I have directed two site-specific projects in the vast and historic space of St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles. I staged Ordo Virtutum in collaboration with Ned Tipton, former music director at the American Cathedral in Paris.
In 2013, I directed Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I was fortunate to have at my disposal the only Albee scholar who has worked intimately with the playwright--Professor Rakesh Solomon.
I have taught theatre history and dramatic literature at Loyola Marymount University--Los Angeles and at Northern Arizona University.
Patricia McKee, director
Plays by Naomi Wallace, Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, William Shakespeare, Wendy Hammond, Rona Munroe, Matthew Roland, David Ives, Hildegard of Bingen, and Bernard Pomerance.
On Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? :
"[McKee's] production brings a
considerably broader color palette
to a grueling play."
"Under Patricia McKee’s direction there are really solid performances by everyone in an outstanding cast. Moments of magic, many a bit mysterious, some a little erotic, and some a little frightening, occur with regularity." --George Walker, WFIU, about Naomi Wallace's Trestle at Pope Lick Creek