Patrice Gerideau is a writer, performer and director. She seeks to serve at the intersection of life, faith and the arts. She firmly believes in the power of the written, spoken, and performed word to transform lives. Her first one-woman show, Thank You for Staring, made its debut at Captial Fringe Festival in Washington, DC in 2013. The show went onto to Atlanta, New York City, and Scotland. In 2009, she began Love Speaks Daily, a blog aimed at communicating God’s Love one word at a time. Patrice is also the Creator and Artistic Director of Women Between the Lines, a gathering of women aimed at exploring issues of life and society through the artform of storytelling.
Patrice trained at the Honors Acting Conservatory of the Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC. In a desire to understand her faith more fully and its implications for her life as an artist, Patrice graduated with honors from Wesley Theological Seminary with Master of Divinity. At Wesley, she concentrated in urban ministry as well as art and theology. Patrice is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret Pittman Award in Urban Ministry as well as the 2017 Laurence Hull Stookey Award for Outstanding Leadership in Liturgy and Worship. Patrice also holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Journalism from the University of Georgia. She is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing at Goddard College.