Actor, playwright, producer and director of the group Estudio Teatral Macubá in Santiago de Cuba.
Fatima Patterson is an actor, storyteller, dramaturg, and theatrical director with 50 years of work in the field. A National Theater Award Winner in 2017 in Cuba, she has served as the Director for the group Estudio Teatral Macubá for 28 years. As one of the foremost popular theater groups in the Caribbean, Fátima has been instrumental in promoting and shaping the field. To that end, she produces and directs the annual Taller de Teatro Popular: Rumbos del Teatro Caribeño in conjunction with the Festival del Caribe held every July in Santiago de Cuba. She is a cultural promoter and professor in the school of theater. She has held workshops in Italy and England, has participated in tours as a narrator in Columbia, Venezuela, and Spain as well as toured with Macuba to Italy, France, England, and Columbia. With her creative work, she has received the Ibero-American Award for Women Creators, with a distinction of national culture. She is an assessor of La Casa del Caribe and is a member of the National Advisory board of UNEAC with Fundación Caguayo.