Maria Patrice Amon is San Diego REP’s incoming NNPN Producer in Residence. She has a PhD in Drama from University of California, Irvine with emphases in Critical Theory and Chicano Studies. Her dissertation is titled “Little Girls and Legal Defendants: Theatricalization and Performances of Innocence in Modern American Culture.” Maria Patrice is a dramaturg and has worked with San Diego Rep, Mo’olelo, and The University of San Diego. She has directed and produced with Brown Bag Theatre Company. Maria Patrice holds a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law.