Patrick Ellsworth is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at The Juilliard School. He has been the recipient of the John Golden Award for Playwriting and two Lincoln Center LeComte du Nouy Awards. His short film sunnyslope
(2005) was awarded Best NY Short at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, as well as an honorable mention for Best of Fest at the Great Lakes Film Fest. His theater productions include: Tiny Little
(Echo Theater Company, 2003), Full of Fire
(Echo Theater Company, 2004), and Don’t Pet the Zookeeper
(Rising Phoenix Rep, 2008). In 2009, his play The Wicked Messenger
(commissioned by the Echo Theater Company) was a semi-finalist at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. Other plays have been developed at The Juilliard School, Playwrights Horizons, The Syzygy Theater Group, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Los Angeles Writer’s Center, Theater for the New City, Second Stage, and The Sidewalk Studio Theatre. Patrick Ellsworth currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.