Patrese D. McClain

(She/her) Company Artist since 2023. People’s Light: Associate Director: Bonez. Actor: Skeleton Crew, The Mountaintop. Theatre Includes: Broadway Tour: 2017 Tony award-winning Jitney. Regional: K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Huntington); Twilight (Syracuse Stage), Pipeline, Skeleton Crew (Actors Theatre); Short Shakes R&J (Chicago Shakespeare); White Guy On The Bus (Northlight); and many more. Chicago: Hang (Remy Bumppo); Bright Half Life (About Face); Cocked (Victory Gardens); Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (Windy City Playhouse); Ruined (Goodman), among others. Film/Television Includes: WidowsCaptive State, BET’s Friend RequestWorkingman; TV credits on Showtime, FX, NBC, USA, ABC. Awards/Recognitions: 2018 Barrymore Award (Leading Actress), St. Louis Circle Theatre Award (Solo Performance), Joseph Jefferson & Elliot Norton nominations. Training: BFA (Howard University), and Patrese was the 4th African-American woman to receive an MFA in Theatre from Penn State. Former Director of Education for UChicago’s Court Theater, Patrese is a faculty member of the National Theatre Institute and Boston University, and a member of the O’Neill Theater Center Artistic council. Proud AEA and SAG-AFTRA member.