Patrick Burns is an actor, playwright, director, and composer.
He’s performed off-Broadway, regionally, and in national tours. His plays have been produced off-Broadway and regionally and his writing has been featured online in The Atlantic, The Chronicle for Social Change, and Stage Agent.
He’s passionate about prison reform, diversity and representation, foster care and socially-conscious, entertaining storytelling. Patrick was recently awarded a Lincoln City Fellowship from the Speranza foundation to develop my new musical, Life Sentence.
Demo for Madwomen the Musical Music by Patrick Burns Lyrics by Patricia Zehentmayr Book by Marian Partee Lamb Demo produced by Jeff Kirchner at Tip Top Studios in Reseda, CA Bipolar songwriter Hannah Johnson lands in a psychiatric hospital due to her little habit of attempting suicide. She meets the other residents who claim to be the very \"madwomen\" she learned about in her women\'s studies class: Vivien Leigh, Zelda Fitzgerald, Mary Todd Lincoln, Camille Claudel, and Queen Juana \"La Loca\" of Castile. The ladies are determined to break out of the hospital where the enigmatic Doctor Ward has confined them, but are they ready to face the men and the messes they left behind? Featuring: Sophie Oda, Emily Spalding, Dina Buglione, Jessica Reiner-Harris, Melinda Ehrlich, Candi Milo and Kila Packett