Associate Artistic Director/Communications Manager
Patricia Duran is a founding company member of Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company where she has performed, directed, and designed numerous productions. She most recently acted in The Hunchback of Seville as Maxima Terrible Segunda, for which she received the Best Actress award in the 2019 Houston Press Theater Awards. Other MU credits include: The Drowning Girls, The Maids, Dracula, Cloud Tectonics, Foxfinder, and more. Duran is also a founding artist of Gravity Players where she performed in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Motherfucker With the Hat. Houston theatre credits: Classical Theatre Company (Lysistrata); Stages Repertory Theatre (The River Bride, The Giver, and bilingual productions of both Blood Wedding and The Cook); Main Street Theater (Men On Boats, Love and Information); Catastrophic Theatre (The Designated Mourner, Middletown, The Pine) Alley All New (Wife of a Salesman, Queen of Basel) Alley Theatre (Our Lady of 121st Street, A Christmas Carol); NYC Credits: Off-Broadway (The Libertine); Playhouse Creatures Theatre (Hello From Bertha/The Pink Bedroom); INTAR (One Night in the Valley), and Porco Morto with Mabou Mines written and directed by Lee Breuer. In NYC, Duran served as Associate Artistic Director of Playhouse Creatures Theatre where she acted and directed. It was also at PCTC where she was instrumental in developing Little Creatures Act Out, a free youth program that teaches theatre and social skills to New York City’s homeless and low income children. Duran has acted regionally at Virginia Repertory Theatre in productions of Legacy of Light and Boleros for the Disenchanted directed by Bruce Miller. She was recognized by American Theatre Magazine as one of 20 Theatre Workers You Should Know. Duran also loves working as a voiceover actor for Sentai Filmworks. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.