DIRECTOR

THEATRE


CURRENT:

Myth, Cherwell Theatre Company (Writer/Director/Composer), August 2019 – Funded by The National Lottery

New play Super Group in development, The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham (Writer), 2019/2020 – Funded by Arts Council England

New play on young people and mental health by Rachel Betts for Human Story Theatre (Director) Autumn 2020

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previous Theatre credits

Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration, By David Wood, South Hill Park Arts Centre, 2018 (Director)

The Wind in the Willows, Adapted by Gari Jones, Creation Theatre, December 2017 (Director) 

Much Ado About Muffins, Promenade Piece, Creation Theatre (Writer/Director)

The Fourth Dog, By Zena Forster, Dramatrugy by John Retallack, Human Story Theatre, UK Tour 2017 (Director)

Henry V, Cherwell Theatre Company, 2017 (Director)

Holmes and Watson:The Farewell Tour, By Stuart Fortey, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and UK Tour for David Adkin Ltd, 2016/17 (Director)

Treasure Island, Cherwell Theatre Company, Banbury Town Hall, 2016/17 (Director/Writer/Composer)

She Said She Wouldn’t, By Hannah Greenstreet, The Old Fire Station Theatre Oxford, Offbeat Festival, 2016 (Director)

Cinderella, Cherwell Theatre Company, Wykham Theatre Banbury, 2015/16 (Director/Writer/Composer)

Robin Hood, Cherwell Theatre Company, The Mill Arts Centre, 2014/15 (Director/Writer/Composer)

 

STUDENT PRODUCTIONS

Sing Me To Sleep, Devised Piece, University of Northampton, 2019 (Composer/Musical Director)

Bodies and Nerves, Think Human Festival, Human Story Theatre/Oxford Brookes University, 2018 (Director)

Vinegar Tom, By Caryl Churchill, The Royal and Derngate, University of Northampton, 2017 (Composer/Co-Director)

Love….? Holy Sepulchre Church, Northampton, (University of Northampton), 2015 (Director/ Composer)

 

YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

As Yet Untitled, Devised Piece, Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton, (Young Company), 2019 (Writer/Director)

Beta Male, Devised Piece, Belgrade Theatre Coventry (22-30 Company), 2019 (Creative Mentor)

The Monstrum, By Kellie Smith, Cherwell Theatre Company, (Youth Theatre NT Connections), 2018 (Director/Composer)

The Musicians, By Patrick Marber, Bloxham School, 2018 (Director - Youth Theatre, NT Connections)

Make it Your Own, By Joel Kaye, Cherwell Theatre Company, 24 Hour Plays, 2017 (Director) 

Shakespeare: Claim the Stage, Cherwell Theatre Company, The Mill Arts Centre, (Youth Theatre promenade production), 2016 (Director/Adapter)

Remote, by Stef Smith, Cherwell Theatre Company, (Youth Theatre, NT Connections), 2016 (Director)

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Artistic Director (Cherwell Theatre Company, 2015 - Present)

Experienced Youth Arts Practitioner - DBS Checked, Generalist Safeguarding Training (Oxfordshire SCB) and TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism. Full CV available on request.

Playwright

Composer and Musical Director

Actor

Experienced Music Therapist/Reminiscence Project Leader for over 65s


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/ASSOCIATE ROLES

Associate Artist, Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham 2019-2020

Young Vic Genesis Directors Programme

Oxfordshire Theatre Makers

JMK Generate: Northampton Royal and Derngate, Birmingham Rep Theatre

Spotlight

Equity

PRESS

‘This adaption of the legend of Sherwood Forest, performed in the round…beautifully managed by Pate’s direction, with so much technical and stage awareness… Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration hits the target!’
— Maidenhead Advertiser, Robin Hood: A Musical Celebration, 2018
Pate’s production immerses the audience, with beautifully linked snippets of the action… an excellent piece of drama
— Daily Info, The Fourth Dog, 2017
A play that brims with life, warmth and joy… “The Wind in the Willows” makes excellent use of a thrust stage, immersing the audience; combining imaginative use of set and props, song, projection and shadow puppets… this production stands out
— My Screen Notebook, The Wind in the Willows, 2017
This double act sparkles like the Blue Carbuncle… an excellent romp of a mystery that will have you laughing along
— **** Broadway Baby, Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour, 2016

WORKSHOPS

Directors and Play (Frank Wurzinger) 2018

Playwrights and Directors (Paines Plough, Giles Croft) 2018

Arts Council Funding (Birmingham Rep) 2018