Patricia Mahoney was born in Ottawa, Canada and moved to London, England to pursue her career in the performing arts. She has worked in both countries as a senior arts manager, artistic director, campaigner, actor, director and playwright. Five of her plays have been professionally produced in her native Canada. Patricia is also an award winning writer of short stories, poetry and flash fiction - many of which have been published in anthologies. Her book of short stories, Full of Grace, with accompanying CD, is currently available to buy in shops and on Amazon.
Patricia and her husband, the musician / composer Jamie Moore, recently moved from London to the Kent coast and settled in Broadstairs.
In 2019 Patricia won the Dee May Award For Fiction for her short story, Put on a Happy Face.
In 2020 Patricia's play The Disappeared was shortlisted for the 2020 Billy Roche International Short Play Award.
Patricia's career has included:
Actor - television, film and stage
Theatre Director - directed seventeen professional plays
Founding Artistic Director and Manager, THEATRE GO ROUND
Executive Director, Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, Ontario
General Manager, The Belfry Theatre, Victoria, B.C.
Executive Committee member, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres
Playwright’s agent - representing Anne Chislett
General Manager, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Administrative Director, Unicorn Theatre for Children, London
Vice Chair, Association of Professional Theatres for Children and Young People
Chair, Childrens Theatre Association
General Manager, The Arts Theatre, London
Committee Member, National Campaign for the Arts
Managing Director, Paines Plough Theatre, London
Drama Officer, Arts Council England, London
Senior Executive Officer, Commonwealth Foundation, London