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Patricia Garza

Patricia Garza's work explores the question of how can we encourage dialogue between communities and create transformation through art.

Patricia is the Producer and Director of Los Angeles Programs at Los Angeles Performance Practice (LAPP). Before joining LAPP, they served as the Director of Programs and Engagement at the Network of Ensemble Theaters overseeing programmatic activities and marketing/communications. A former member of the artistic staff at Center Theatre Group, Patricia filled roles spanning artistic, education and community partnerships, and management. They frequently speak at public events, facilitate group conversations, and have served as a grant panelist for the NEA, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, among others.

Patricia’s passion is working with other theater professionals nationally on issues surrounding anti-racism towards collective liberation with a focus on the LGBTQIA+ community through artEquity. Patricia has an MFA/MBA in Theater Management from California State University, Long Beach, and a BA in English with a minor in Theater Studies from UC Berkeley.

A photo of Patricia Garza on a graphic for From the Ground Up.
A Roadmap for the Ensemble-Regional Producing Model

A Roadmap for the Ensemble-Regional Producing Model

1 December 2021

From the Ground Up returns to the airwaves with Patricia Garza who shares their experience producing hyper-collaborative and ensemble-based theatre at the regional theatre level. Their work at the Network of Ensemble Theaters, Los Angeles Performance Practice, Center Theatre Group, and artEquity provides significant insights into contemporary theatre-making practices and next steps for the industry.