Second Namer

By Pat

I’m a second namer.  My parents named me Mary Patricia, but nicknamed me Pat.  My younger brother called me Patsy, and my teachers called me Patricia.  There was a time around eighth grade when I wouldn’t answer to any name but Mary Patricia. Now I write and direct plays under the name Pat Hornsby Crochet, […]

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Theatre resources

By Pat

2166_shakespeare_quotes Shakespeare Insult Kit Puppets in the Drama Classroom Activities Shakespeare-A Way with Words or Say What    

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My latest rant

By Pat

Sometimes I wonder why I’ve chosen the path my life has taken.  I figure if God had wanted me to do something else, like being a scientist or something important like that, I’d have had a whole lot more science or math brain cells than I have. My talents run toward the artistic rather than […]

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Lifeline or tether?

By Pat

Cell phones.  We love ’em.  Play games on them.  Take photos with them.  Keep our friends’ and family’s phone numbers in them.  And now we can even bank with them.  There are a dizzying number of apps for cell phones.  Blackberry, iPhone, or smart phone, practically everyone has one, but not everyone needs one.  KWIM? Walk […]

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The right choices

By Pat

Yesterday I attended a play in New Orleans with three other well-seasoned theatre-goers.  It’s not likely, or even desirable, for those of us who love theatre to agree on everything.  Amaziningly enough, we all agree that the production’s director had made some interesting choices.  Having been a part of the production when our own community […]

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