Caymichael Patten has been teaching and directing in New York for more than 25 years. She was a founding member of The Women’s Project and the Casting Director for The American Place Theatre. She studied with Wynn Handman and established The Caymichael Patten Studio in 1988. She is currently an honorary member on the board of The Actors Center. Ms. Patten has directed extensively in New York City at Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Repertory Company, Second Stage, The WPA, Playwright’s Horizons, American Place Theatre, and The Women’s Project. She has also adapted numerous plays for the stage. Some of the original New York productions she has directed include Rapmaster Ronnie by Elizabeth Swados and Garry Trudeau, Hold Me! and A Think Piece by Jules Feiffer, A Foot in the Door by Bruce Jay Friedman, Lady With A Braid by Dory Previn, Jacob’s Ladder, Conversations with Don B. and George F. Walker’s Beautiful City. Ms. Patten has also directed many revivals in the city and productions outside New York. Among her favorites are: Sam Shepard’s La Turista, Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and Corinne Jacker’s Bits and Pieces. Most recently, she has been adapting and directing Side Dishes, which has been performed in half a dozen regional theatres and in New York at the Nuyorican Poets Café.