Thank You

After 34 years,
the Caymichael Patten Studio
has closed its doors.

Caymichael Patten teaching scene study class

About Caymichael Patten

Caymichael Patten has been teaching and directing in New York for more than 40 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. Cay taught in the 3rd Year MFA program at The New School, where she served as co-chair of the Acting Department.


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