Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, PATRICIA MCGREGOR is a director, writer, and deviser working in theater, music, and dance. McGregor has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. Recent productions include Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (co-writer and director, People’s Light); Skeleton Crew (Studio Theater); Good Grief (Center Theater Group); Hamlet (The Public Theater); Measure for Measure (The Old Globe); The Parchman Hour (The Guthrie Theater); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company); brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center); Indomitable: James Brown (The Apollo); and Holding It Down (Metropolitan Museum). She was recently concert consultant to hip-hop star J. Cole on his world tour and has collaborated with composer Ted Hearne on a new oratorio, Place, for the LA Phil, the Barbican, and BAM. Other credits include A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, and Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater); Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR); The House That Will Not Stand (Berkeley Repertory, Yale Repertory); Blood Dazzler (Harlem Stage); Four Electric Ghosts and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company). She served as Associate Director of Fela! on Broadway. For many years she has directed The 24-Hour Plays on Broadway and has been the director for the HBO emerging writer’s showcase. She co-founded Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer, and organizer Paloma McGregor. McGregor attended the Yale School of Drama, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.