Put a Little Drama in Your Life!
The 11th annual event celebrating the Craig Noel Awards for Excellence in Theater took place in February 2013
Current Theater Reviews, Previews, Features
The 13th Annual
Patté Awards™ for Theater Excellence
was held on January 18, 2010 at The Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego
PHOTOS of the gala event can be viewed here
The event was broadcast on Channel 4 San Diego
You can WATCH the video here:
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The 13th Annual Patté Awards for Theater Excellence (theater year 2009)
Listen to Pat's radio reviews every Friday and Saturday at 9am on KSDS Jazz 88.3FM. Current reviews can be read and listened to, at any time, at www.jazz88.org
Funding for "Pat Launer, Center Stage" on KSDS Jazz 88.3 is provided by The Elaine Lipinsky Family Foundation.
Pat's previews, reviews and features also appear periodically at Patch.com
WATCH Pat's Prize-Winning Waltz PERFORMANCE
(with professional dance partner Daniel Vasco)
at the "Malashock Thinks You Can Dance" event (9/07); click here
About Pat Launer
Pat Launer is an Emmy Award-winning theater critic and arts writer who was named a Living Legacy by the Women's International Center . For three years, she served as writer, host and producer of "Center Stage,"
Pat takes "Center Stage" on KPBS-TV
a KPBS-TV program devoted to the performing arts, for which she won her Emmy.
Pat and EMMY (photo used with permission from Melissa Jacobs)
Pat has reviewed San Diego theater for more than two decades; she sees more than 200 productions every year. With her colorful hair, language, and personality, she's earned the moniker "theater diva."
Pat's theater reviews can be heard weekly on KSDS-FM, Jazz88.3, and her writings also appear regularly at Patch.com. She writes a monthly column on theater and the arts for SD Metro Magazine, and writes regularly about culture, lifestyle and the arts for the San Diego Jewish Journal.
In 1998, Pat created the Patté Awards™ for Theater Excellence ('cause theatermakers "ain't chopped liver!"), to honor the range and diversity of San Diego theater and to give something back to the community. The Patté Awards was nominated for an Emmy Award three times.
In her "other life," she was a long-time faculty member at San Diego State University, where she was named 'Most Influential Faculty' eight times. She obtained her Ph.D. in Communicative Arts & Sciences from the City University of New York.
Patté Productions, Inc. was formed to promote the arts in San Diego through published writing dedicated to the performing arts.
The Patté Foundation is a 501c3 organization for arts advocacy that produces the Patté Awards event and supports the Patté Scholarship for a Promising Young Theatermaker.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND ON THIS WEBSITE
You can view all the past winners of the Patté Awards™ or use the website to search Pat's previews and reviews, dating back to 1990. You can enter the name of a person, play or theater to access archived articles. There are also links to performing arts organizations in the San Diego area.
Enjoy the site - it'll put a little drama in your life!