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‘Raisin in the Sun’ actor Patricia Idlette in the spotlight


Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts will present A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry May 3-13. Patricia Idlette plays the part of Lena (Mama) Younger.

Patricia began her career at the prestigious Stratford Festival Canada as Phoebe in As You Like It and Medea in Medea, and has performed on numerous regional stages throughout the United States and Canada. An ensemble member, Patricia has starred in several productions at the Florida Repertory Theater (including To Kill a Mockingbird and Dividing the Estate) and played ten different characters in Theatre Conspiracy’s production of Shipwrecked! several seasons ago.

One of her favorite roles was Texas politician Barbara Jordan in Voice of Good Hope at the acclaimed BoardsHead Theatre. Patricia performed for two seasons with Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach, playing Paulina in The Winter’s Tale and Queen Margaret in Richard the III, and she played Clemma in Proposals at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

Patricia has also worked in film, where her credits include Scary Movie 3, Man in the Mirror and Air Bud: World Pup, and she appeared for two seasons on the television show Dead Like Me and had recurring roles in Battlestar Galactica and Psych.

In 2015, Patricia directed For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf for Theatre Conspiracy, a production that’s been described as a “choreopoem” featuring a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by black female actors which captures the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary black women.

In addition to acting and directing, Idlette also writes, does performance art and voice overs.

April 1, 2018.



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