Patti Wilcox ... Back for RENT!

tags: News, Press, RENT
Posted by: wbtpress on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 1:47:00 pm
Patti Wilcox, the Brilliant Director/Choreographer will return to WBT to direct RENT. WBT theatre-goers may remember her outstanding directorial efforts in our Productions of Little Shop Of Horrors and Aida.
 grew up in Decatur, Illinois with my parentsone sister and two Brothers I had a great Midwestern upbringing and a wonderfully supportive Family. 
It was the works of  Kidd, Robbins, Fosse and countless  modern choreographers that made me want to choreograph. I love the  way story can be told through movement. 
I started out as a Choreographer and Assistant Director for a show in NYC called BLUES IN THE NIGHT.  Sheldon Epps, who is a Broadway Director and was the Conceiver and Director of that show, greatly influenced the Direction of my career.

I have not seen the Film version of RENT. But I had the great pleasure to be at Opening Night on Broadway (1996) And was Invited to closing night but I was, unfortunately, unable to attend. My approach to Directing this ground-breaking piece is to simply tell the story!

As a Dancer, My favorite show to dance was WEST SIDE STORY.  As a Choreographer, seem to love best whatever I am working on at the time.would like to do  KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN  because the movement possibilities are just endless. And what look forward to most would be to work on the piece that has yet to be written.

When not on Stage I enjoy  being with my husband and two children. Traveling, Tennisand we all just discovered ZIP-LINING! 

What's on  my Ipod?  I wouldn't even know where to begin... About  EVERYTHING!  


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