When Patrick’s play, Scarlet Letters, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Scotsman described his script as “thoughtful” and “immersive.” Today, Patrick helps clients at West Wing Writers tell thoughtful and immersive stories of their own.
Patrick’s work has appeared in bestselling books, the pages of the New York Times, and Twitter feeds around the world. A member of West Wing’s humor team, he has contributed jokes to the Gridiron Club and Washington Press Club Foundation dinners, and to Shakespeare Theatre Company’s annual Will on the Hill event.
During the 2018 midterm cycle, Patrick joined Rising Tide Interactive, where he wrote digital content for senators, governors, and other candidates in some of the tightest races in the country. Previously, he worked as the in-house writer at the Wilma Theater in his former home of Philadelphia, where he remains a member of The Foundry, a playwrights’ collective.
Patrick graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College with degrees in Theater and English Literature. His classmates elected him to deliver the student commencement speech, which he did largely in the style of Dr. Seuss.
Patrick grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey. A passport-bearing citizen of Ireland, he now lives in Washington, DC.