GOLDIE PATRICK is a proud alumna of Howard University where she earned her BFA in acting and studied playwriting for 4 years. While a Detroit Native, for over 15 years she has been passionately working, living, and building artistic collaborations in theatre in Washington DC.
Her approach to theatre-making lives at the intersection of her work as a writer, director, and cultural worker. Former founding Executive Director of FRESHH Inc Theatre company for Black womxn and girls, the aesthetic of her storytelling is inclusive of global Blackness visually, sonically, and in its movement.
She is the creator and facilitating writer of Feminine Folklore, a devised theatre performance series that examines the intersections of race and identity of diverse womxn. Both a student and teacher of hip hop theatre, she recently wrote and directed the hip hop theatre play HERstory Love Forever Hip Hop at the John F Kennedy Center.
Goldie is a practical applicant of tradition and a passionate supplicant to the calling of future folklore. Her theatre-making is activated by Yoruba culture and Ifa traditions anchor her writing process, form, style, and voice. Each work is an offering and ritual. Her other works include Surrender an Egungun mixtape, Til the water breaks (formerly titled “Name Calling”), and Small Water Woman.
She is also a member of the APAP Emerging Artists 2019-2020 cohort and a former curator for the DC Hip Hop Theatre Festival.