Reedy, Patricia M. 1940–

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Reedy, Patricia M. 1940–

(Pat Reedy)

PERSONAL: Born May 1, 1940, in Mount Vernon, NY; daughter of William Valentine and Gertrude E. (a business executive; maiden name, Mongarell; later surname, Zaffino) Reedy. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Berkeley School of Business, graduated, 1960; Y & R School of Advertising, certificate, 1961; attended Hunter College of the City University of New York, Art Students League, State University of New York College at Purchase, and Fairfield University; trained for the stage at American Dance Center and with Michael Shurtleff, Julie Bovasso, Bob Gorman, Charles Regan, Hubert Whitfield, Judy Murray, and David Cohen.

ADDRESSES: Home—108 Brookside Ln., Pawcatuck, CT 06379-1967. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Actress, sometimes under stage name Pat Reedy, director, stage manager, and playwright. Appeared on stage as Fran, Promises, Promises, produced in Norfolk, VA, at Tidewater Dinner Theater, 1973; appeared in productions in New York, NY, including appearances as Anita, Black Mountain, Lincoln Center Library, 1973; as Wonder Woman, Paranoia Party, Theater for the New City, 1974; as Maggie, It's Only Temporary, Gate Theater, 1976; as Delores, Sisters and Brothers, Women's Interart Theater, 1978; as Irma, Bagging It, American Theater of Actors, 1981; appeared as the queen of France in Cordelia; as the wife in Tynside; and as composer, Ever Wake Up; gives readings from her works, both dramatic and poetic; judge of poetry contests; also performed as a singer, including appearances at U.S. military bases. Film appearances include role of wealthy Washington lady in Amistad and appearances in Gambling Women and Passionada. Television appearances include the movie Stage Struck, Columbia Broadcasting System, 1978; and appearances in episodes of The Dick Lamb Show, 1973, Blankedy Blanks, American Broadcasting Companies, 1977, Another World, National Broadcasting Company, 1978, Hotline, 1979, The Joe Franklin Show, 1979, and Go for It, 1983; appeared in commercials. Director of the stage plays A Bundle for Brunch, American Theater of Actors, 1979; Trapped in the Basement, American Theater of Actors, 1983; and in A Step Beyond and The Pond, both at New York University, 1987; and Terror Brokers, 1988; and in Hygienic Art Show, 1996. Stage manager and designer of lighting and sound for the play Legend of the Sword, Outdoor Theater, American Theater of Actors, 1982; designer of lighting and sound for Trapped in the Basement. Director of the radio presentation Ebbanflo Duo, broadcast by KBCS-FM Radio. Performed one-act play "Tickets and Tows" at Hygienic Art Show, 1996.

MEMBER: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, Dramatists Guild, National Organization for Women.

WRITINGS:

PLAYS

It's Only Temporary (also known as Not Gutless), produced in New York, NY, at Gate Theater, 1976. A Bundle for Brunch, produced in New York, NY, at American Theater of Actors, 1980.

The Stop Over (also known as The Plane Change), produced in New York, NY, at American Theater of Actors, 1981.

A Step Beyond, produced in New York, NY, at American Theater of Actors, 1981.

Bagging It, produced in New York, NY, at American Theater of Actors, 1981.

(And director) Hygienic Art Show, 1996.

Also author of Just before Dawn. Poetry represented in anthologies, including America's Most Treasured Poems. Contributor of poetry to magazines, including Hygienic Fix, Quill, and Westerly Sun.

SIDELIGHTS: Patricia M. Reedy told CA: "Living and working, traveling in and around, out and about, there are some memories that linger, some here-and-now realities that are not understood or accepted. In a quest to put it all together, I write and rewrite to try and make sense and nonsense of it all.

"The subjects that are of particular concern relate to issues such as the rights of women, abortion, and the inequities of our civil liberties. In my pursuit the main interest has been to promote awareness in all these areas. As a playwright my experiments have been influenced by my readers in all walks of life, in drama workshops consisting of actor, director, and writer—also agents, producer, and audience.

"Moving to New England, I discovered an abundance of poetry and found myself focusing on the same. I began writing poetry in my childhood and found that expressions released bring relief. I try to give new insights into things we take for granted and never really look at. I have joined a number of writing groups and have been influenced by other writers, by people of many professions in a working environment."