Patricia Daniels


A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Patricia Daniels received her master of fine arts degree in acting from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Daniels has performed for various theatre companies across the nation, including Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Mass., The Asolo Conservatory Theatre in Sarasota, Fla., Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Missouri Shakespeare Festival, Tibbets Opera House and Pennsylvania Centre Stage, as well as at the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Her favorite roles are Gertrude in Hamlet, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Eliza Gant in Look Homeward, Angel, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Aunt Eller in Oklahoma and M’lynn in Steel Magnolias. She has performed major roles in such shows as Love Letters, The Belle of Amherst, Our Town, Mother Courage, Othello, The Cherry Orchard and Picnic. She has produced and toured three one-person shows.

Daniels' directing credits include such shows as Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, The Comedy of Errors, and Trojan Woman for Kalamazoo College.  At Western Michigan University she directed Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet and Antigone. At the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Daniels also directed To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, The Diary of Anne Frank, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (co-produced by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dixie Swim Club, and, most recently, King Lear. As Co-Artistic Director of The Michigan Shakespeare Festival, she directed Hamlet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night.  She directed The Rainmaker for the Wagon Wheel Theatre.

Daniels has taught all levels of acting as an adjunct professor for Western Michigan University and has frequently been a guest acting professor for Kalamazoo College. She also works as a director of audio books for Brilliance Corporation in Grand Haven, Michigan, one of the largest audio book companies in the nation. Brilliance is owned by Daniels currently teaches Fundamentals of Acting for the University of Texas at Austin.

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