Born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Patricia McGregor is a director and writer working in theater, film, and music. She has recently been named Artistic Director of New York Theater Workshop. McGregor has twice been profiled by The New York Times for her direction of world premieres. Productions include Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (co-writer and director, Geffen Playhouse); Sisters In Law (The Wallis); What You Are, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure (The Old Globe); Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse); Good Grief (Center TheatreGroup); Hamlet (The Public Theater); The Parchman Hour (The Guthrie Theater); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company); Brownsville song... (Lincoln Center); Indomitable: James Brown (The Apollo); Holding It Down (Metropolitan Museum); A Raisin in the Sun, The Winter’s Tale, Spunk (California Shakespeare Theater); Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR); Blood Dazzler (Harlem Stage); Four Electric Ghosts (The Kitchen); and the world premiere of Hurt Village (Signature Theatre Company).
She served as Associate Director of Fela! on Broadway. For many years, she has directed The 24-Hour Plays on Broadway and the Raisin In The Sun Broadway benefit for Adam Driver’s Arts In the Armed Forces. She served as director for HBO emerging writer’s showcase and tour consultant to Raphael Saadiq and J Cole. Her short film Good Grief will premiere this year. She co-founded Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer, and organizer Paloma McGregor. McGregor attended the Yale School of Drama, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.