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Robin Patterson

Robin Patterson

Adjunct Professor, Physical Theatre

Bio

Robin graduated from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. She studied physical theatre in Paris at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, then toured with the Canadian Mime Theatre for four years.  A co-founder of the international touring company, Theatre Beyond Words, Robin is presently Artistic Director of the company, specializing in writing and directing mask, clown and modern commedia dell'arte.  She teaches at Brock University and in 2007, she won the Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture in the Niagara Region.  For NU, she co-directed TBW's original multi-media play Night Train to Foggy Bottom (2008), The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures by John Lazarus (2011) and A Commedia Christmas Carol by Matthew R. Wilson (2014).  At present she is working on a physical theatre multi-media adaptation of the graphic novel, The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch, text by Neil Gaiman and images by Dave McKean.