Debbie (Deb) Patterson is a Winnipeg playwright, director, and actor.
Debbie is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) and is currently serving as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange. She 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 plays 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 of Robert Munsch stories for Prairie Theatre Exchange, which have gone on to be produced at theatres across the country. She is a member of the Playwrights Unit at Prairie Theatre Exchange and was Writer in Residence at the University of Winnipeg in 2012.
Directing credits include A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night’s Dream, Stripped-Down Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew for SIR, The Crackwalker for Sweet and Salty Collective, The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine for Inspired I and Saint Joan for Theatre by the River.
She lives in Winnipeg with her family: Arne MacPherson, Gislina Patterson and Solmund MacPherson.