Bio

Patrick Hurley

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Patrick graduated from UCLA with his MFA in playwriting. In 2019, his short play From the Beginning was selected as part of the Short and Sweet LGBTQ festival in Hollywood. His UCLA thesis play On a Queer Day was a Semi-Finalist for The Eugene O’Neill playwrights conference in 2018. His play The Winds of Ariston was part of UCLA’s 2017 New Play Festival. In 2018, his serialized play #instagay had twelve episodes at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles.  In 2016, his play My Play’s Last Scene was part of the Marianne Murphy Staged Reading Series. That same year his One Act Indigo at Midnight was part of the Francis Ford Coppola One Act Play Festival. He worked as a Stage Manager for Francis Ford Coppola on his live television project Distant Vision. He has taught playwriting at UCLA, he has also taught at New York Film Academy, and has been a dramaturg and literary assistant for The Theatre @ Boston Court in Los Angeles, and was the head writer for the 2018 Los Angeles Ovation Awards Ceremony.  He is a two-time recipient of the George Burns/Grace Allen Fellowship for Comedy. Patrick is also a theater reviewer and essayist, his work can be seen at his website here: http://www.thatawesometheatreblog.com