Pat Quigley, Education Consultant, Stratford Festival
Pat Quigley graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria College of the University of Toronto, the University from which she later also received her Bachelor of Education. Beginning her career as a secondary school teacher of English, Pat also explored the areas of Drama and Guidance and later taught both Drama and Guidance Specialist courses through the Faculties of Education at the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto. During her teaching tenure, Pat directed several student productions including Cabaret, Grease, West Side Story, and Our Town. She was a founding member of an amateur theatre company, Epiphany Theatre, where she performed such roles as Lenny in Crimes of the Heart, May in Fool for Love, the mother in True West, and Ellen/Mrs. Saunders/Betty in Cloud Nine.
For eighteen years, she served as the Education Manager of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where her dedication to the arts and arts education continued to inspire her work. In 2004 she was promoted to Director of Education and Archives at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Pat retired from this position in 2010 and now serves as Education Consultant for the Stratford Festival.
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