P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Patricia McGregor, 2007

MFA, Yale University

Patricia McGregor is an immigrant from United States Minor Outlying Islands

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MFA in Directing at Yale University

PATRICIA MCGREGOR is a Harlem-based director, writer and deviser of new work.

Patricia was born on St. Croix, Virgin Islands, in 1978 to parents of mixed ancestry: her mother was born to an Irish and Italian immigrant family in London shortly before World War II, and her father was an Afro-Caribbean civil engineer. Both parents became naturalized US citizens, and her mother lives in Bryson City, NC, and her father lives in St. Croix.

Patricia completed a MFA in directing at Yale University's Drama School. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2000 with a BFA in theater studies and spent a year at the Beckett Center at Trinity College, Dublin.

As a director, actor and stage manager, Patricia has collaborated with some of the world's leading theatre artists, including Deborah Warner and August Wilson at venues ranging from Broadway, BAM, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Institute, The Public, and The O'Neill National Playwriting Conference. She was a Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage Theatre. She was also the associate director for "Fela" at the end of its Broadway run and has had several shows at the Harlem Stage and Apollo Theater in uptown New York.

As a director, Patricia hopes to use theater to give voice to neglected stories. She volunteers with the 52nd St. Project and sits on the Executive Board of the Yale Cabaret.


  • MFA Directing | Yale University 2009
  • BFA Theatre | Southern Methodist University 2000
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