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Patrick Gabridge

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My novels include The Secret of Spirit Lake, Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren and Moving [a life in boxes]. My work for radio has been broadcast by NPR, Shoestring Radio Theatre, Playing on Air, and Icebox Radio Theatre.

My full-length plays include Flight, Distant Neighbors, Lab Rats, Constant State of Panic, and Blinders, and have been staged by theaters across the country. My passion for history extends to the stage, and my historical plays include work about the creation of the English Bible (Fire on Earth), the astronomers Kepler and Tycho (Reading the Mind of God), a volcanic eruption on Martinique (The Prisoner of St. Pierre), 19th century Boston publisher Daniel Sharp Ford (None But the Best), and the 1770 Boston Massacre (Blood on
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Patrick Gabridge Thanks for asking, Teri. Steering to Freedom is suitable for teenagers, but probably not for younger kids. There are a few sex scenes (though pretty…moreThanks for asking, Teri. Steering to Freedom is suitable for teenagers, but probably not for younger kids. There are a few sex scenes (though pretty mild) that might not be appropriate for younger readers. Though it's a book that takes place during the Civil War, I don't think the violence is super gruesome or over the top (there are a few battle scenes). (less)
Patrick Gabridge That's tricky. I don't know that I've had "writer's block" per se. But sometimes it's important that I've had a very busy stretch of writing (or…moreThat's tricky. I don't know that I've had "writer's block" per se. But sometimes it's important that I've had a very busy stretch of writing (or rehearsals for plays) and I need to take some time to read, to breathe, to think, to refill the well. There's so much pressure, both from society and self-imposed, to always be productive and churn out more pages, but that's not always the best path to creativity. Sometimes you need to cut yourself some slack.(less)
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The America Plays are now open!




Amanda Collins and Robert Najarian in Consecration. Photo by Corinne Elicone

The America Plays at Mount Auburn Cemetery are now up and running. We had a great opening day on Thursday, and now we’re just hoping for great weather for the rest of the run.


This series of 5 short plays, staged at sites across the landscape, bring to life the drama, philosophies, and struggles shared by Mount Auburn...

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Wow. A compact yet powerful book of poetry. I don't read a lot of poetry, but I couldn't put these down. Found myself sitting in bed, wiping away tears in the early morning, unable to stop from going to the next poem, when I really just wanted to sav ...more
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