Winnipeg Arts Council

Creating Accessible Spaces with Debbie Patterson

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Join local playwright, director, and actor Debbie Patterson as she explores how to create rooms and performances that provide access to artists and audiences with disabilities.

About the Artist

Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg playwright, director, and actor. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins, served as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange from 2012 to 2018, and was a member of the PTE Playwrights Unit. She is in demand across the country as a consultant on crip aesthetics/accessibility and as a dramaturge versed in disability aesthetics. Debbie is a proud advocate for disability justice through her work as founding and current Artistic Director of Sick + Twisted Theatre.