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PATRICK SCULLY

ADMINISTRATIVE RESUME

Patrick Scully founded Patrick’s Cabaret in April of 1986. He held all possible positions during his time there. He exited as the cabaret’s Artistic Director in October of 2001, returning for a 3 1/2 year stint in 2005. He exited again in 2008, leaving behind a healthy performing art center committed to local artists.

Patrick worked at fabrik/Potsdam from August 2003 through June 2004 as director of internal communication and structure and long range planning.

He was a member of the National Performance Network (NPN) Steering Committee from 1995-1998.

From July 1988 through August 1991 he worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota. His final position there was as Head of Visitor Programs, which included supervision of all museum theater programs, science demonstrations, volunteer presentations, and on-site school programming. He was the museum's lead staff person in developing the Museum Magnet School for the St. Paul Public Schools. In his initial position he developed and coordinated the museum's school outreach programs, Museum on the Move, and in the first year expanded the museum's outreach to schools from an audience of 16,000 to 160,000.

He was office manager for Remy Charlip's International All Stars in New York City in 1984.

He was program director for the Twin Cities Young Audiences in 1982 and 1983.

As a member and co-founder of Contactworks Dance Collective from 1976-1980 his responsibilities included teaching, choreographing, performing and company bookings.

Patrick Scully has been a professional performer since 1976, and an independent performing artist since 1980. His performance at Dance Theater Workshop was included among the New York Times' "Best Performances of the Year" in 1992. His work as the director of Patrick's Cabaret was recognized in 1996 by a First Bank Sally Award for its vision, and by a 3M/United Arts Award for Excellence. In 1993 Skyway News inducted him into its arts registry for outstanding contributions to the Twin Cities Arts.

Patrick Scully has a BA from the University of Minnesota. He received his degree in 1976, with a double major in German and biology.

 

Arts administration    (partial list)
 

Artist Career Advisor at Springboard for the Arts, 2019 - present.
Director of internal communication, structure and long range planning at fabrik/Potsdam in Germany 2003 - 2004.
Member of the National Performance Network (NPN) Steering Committee from 1995-1998.
Founder, director of Patrick's Cabaret 1986-2001, 2005-2009.
Office manager for Remy Charlip's International All Stars in New York City in 1984.
Program director for the Twin Cities Young Audiences 1982 and 1983.
Co-founded Contactworks Dance Company, 1976.


PATRICK SCULLY
ARTISTIC
RESUME

Too Soon Lost at the Southern Theater, 1990

Performance work  (partial listing)
 

2019, Leaves of Grass - Illuminated (at Guthrie Theater), 70 minutes, theater/dance cast of 7 Read Lavender review

2018, A Few Tales, Fairy and Other, 60 minutes, interactive theater

2016, Leaves of Grass - Illuminated (Hi-tech @ DixonPlace NYC and unplugged), 65 min., theater part 1 Dixon Place video    part 2 video

2015, Mississippi River Boat Ballet, 60 minutes, site specific dance for 45 boats, 120 participants watch video at 80x normal speed

2014, Leaves of Grass - Uncut, 100 minutes, theater/dance cast of 19 video @ Illusionpart 1 part 2 pre-press: Strib MPR reviews: Lavender Strib

2012 Patrick Scully - A MN Original Segment, KTCA TV series watch video

2011, Kyrie from The Mass, 3 minutes, dance for 3 dancers 2011 WAC tech rehearsal video ~ performance video

2010, Thrive!, 75 minutes, solo theater/performance art watch video

2010, Ballet for Boats (Potsdam/Berlin), 60 minutes, site specific dance for 40 boats, 125+ participants watch video

2007, Body Electric, 7 minute, solo dance

2006, Blankets of Love, 5 minute dance duet co-created with Kevin Kortan watch video       watch video, camera 2

2003, Making Lemonade, 75 minutes, solo theater piece directed by Djola Branner

2002, Frozen Tears, public performance art ritual watch video

2001, The Naked Truth, 75 minutes, solo theater piece, Ben Kreilkamp director

1999, I Left the Space Bare, 70 minutes, solo dance theater improvisation

1998, Losing my Foundations, 10 minutes, live performance art/installation

1998, posiT.V., 50 minutes, video performance art with Eric Gupton watch video

1997, Faith, Hope and Ambivalence, 5 minutes, video performance art

1997, Nebel & Neblina, 60 minutes, performance art/installation with Ric Oquita

1995, Forever Hold Your Piece, 75 minutes, performance art with Djola Branner

1995, Unsafe, Unsuited, 60 minutes, dance theater improv. with Keith Hennessy & Ishmael Houston Jones watch video    Village Voice review

1992, Queer Thinking, 75 minutes, solo performance art monologue read New York Times review    watch video

1992, Forward Motion, 90 minutes, improvisation with 3 musicians and 3 dancers

1991, Illuminations, 75 minutes, solo improvisation/performance art

1990-99, Improv # ___, with Chris Aiken, contact improvisation duet partners Watch 1994 video ( NY Improv Festival)    watch 1999 video

1990, Performance of Ritual 45 minutes, with Northwoods Radical Faeries dance/ performance art for 11 watch video

1990, Too Soon Lost, 9 minutes, monologue with film read New York Times review    Southern Theater video   Public TV KTCA version video

1987, Survival Symptoms, 60 minutes, performance art with David Lindahl

1987, A Faerie Home Companion, 45 minutes, solo performance art watch video

1985, Death of Romance, 16 minutes, solo performance art watch video

1985, Warsaw II, 15 minutes, performance art with Poonie Dodson watch video

1985-93, Chez Steve, Improv trio with musicians David Edminster and Eric Coursen

1984, One 2, 7 minutes, duet co-created with Lance Westergard, directed by Remy Charlip watch video

1984, Saab Story, 6 minutes, dance quintet for 3 dancers and 2 cars with Wendy Morris and Wendy Oliver watch video

1983, Warsaw I, 10 minutes, dance for 20 dancers watch video

1983, Nobody Gets Pregnant, 60 minutes, dance theater improvisation with Erika Thorne

1983, Grey's Anatomy, solo dance 5 minutes watch video

1982, Shinders' to Shinders, 15 minutes, dance/film watch video

1980, A Personal Goodbye, 20 minutes, solo dance watch video

1979, Losers, 45 minutes, performance art for 12 performers watch video

1978, The Mass, 45 minutes, dance for 7 dancers video at Contactworks Studio    video at Landmark Center

1976-80, Contactworks Dance Company collective member watch Dancetalk video    watch American Dance Guild June 1980 video

 

Grants   (partial listing)
 

Minnesota State Arts Board Individual Artist Grants 2020, 2014, and 1979

MSAB Arts Touring Grants for Leaves of Grass – Illuminated, 2018/19 and 2017/18, visiting 48 MN communities.

McKnight Foundation Choreography Fellowships, 2015, 1996, 94, 90, 83, 82 Related 2015 residency at MANCC

MRAC/McKnight Next Step Grant, for Leaves of Grass, 2013

Jerome Foundation Study/Travel Grants, 1999 Ireland, 1992 Berlin

Intermedia Arts/McKnight Interdisciplinary Artist Fellowship, 1996

Playwrights' Center Jerome Fellowship, 1996

Jerome Foundation Project Grant for Unsafe Unsuited, 1994

Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, 1992

 

 


Ishmael Houston Jones, Patrick Scully and Keith Hennessy in Unsafe Unsuited, 1995
photo Dona Ann McAdams

Awards  (partial listing)
 

MN Theater Award (formerly the Ivey Awards) Lifetime Contributions to MN Theater. 2018

Resolution honoring Patrick's Cabaret City of Mpls 2011

Sage Award, 2010, Special Citation for lifetime contributions to dance in Minnesota

Certificate of Commendation for Patrick's Cabaret, Jesse Ventura, GOv of MN 2001

3M/United Arts Award for Excellence, 1996

First Bank Sally Award for Vision, 1996

Skyway News Arts Registry Inductee for outstanding contributions to the Twin Cities Arts, 1993

   
Commissions  (partial listing)
 

Boat Ballet 2010

Hennepin County/Ryan White Grant for posiTV, 1997

MN AIDS Funding Consortium Grant for HIV related performance art, 1992

Arts Over AIDS Series commissions, 1991, 1990

Minnesota Composers' Forum commission of Chez Steve, 1990

   

 

Collaborations   (partial listing)
 

2006, Blankets of Love, 5 minute dance duet co-created with Kevin Kortan

2003, Making Lemonade, 75 minutes, solo theater piece directed by Djola Branner

1998, posiT.V., 50 minutes, video performance art with Eric Gupton

1997, Nebel & Neblina, 60 minutes, performance art/installation with Ric Oquita

1995, Forever Hold Your Piece, 75 minutes, performance art with Djola Branner

1995, Unsafe, Unsuited, 60 minutes, dance theater improv. with Keith Hennessy & Ishmael Houston Jones

1992, Forward Motion, 90 minutes, improvisation with 3 musicians and 3 dancers

1990- 1999 Improv #___ numerous improvised duets with Chris Aiken Watch 1994 video ( NY Improv Festival)    watch 1999 video

1990, Performance of Ritual 45 minutes, with Northwoods Radical Faeries dance/ performance art for 11

1987, Survival Symptoms, 60 minutes, performance art with David Lindahl

1985, Warsaw II, 15 minutes, performance art with Poonie Dodson

1985-93, Chez Steve, Improv trio with musicians David Edminster and Eric Coursen

1984, One 2, 7 minutes, duet co-created with Lance Westergard, directed by Remy Charlip

1984, Saab Story, 6 minutes, dance quintet for 3 dancers and 2 cars with Wendy Morris & Wendy Oliver

1983, Nobody Gets Pregnant, 60 minutes, dance theater improvisation with Erika Thorne

1982, Shinders' to Shinders', 15 minutes, dance/film with Roy McBride and Dan Polsfuss

1976-80, Contactworks Dance Company collective member

   
International Touring of Patrick's work    (partial list)
 

Berlin, Cologne, and Potsdam, Germany; Torino, Italy; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Winnipeg, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; Rio de Janiero, Brazil

   
National Touring of Patrick's work    (partial list)
 

CSPS, Cedar Rapids; Links Hall, Columbia College, Chicago; Cleveland Performance Art Festival, Cleveland; Diverseworks, Houston; Highways, Los Angeles; Montana Pride Festival, Missoula; Judson Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, PS 122, New York; Smith and Hampshire Colleges, Northampton, MA; Laney College, Bay Area Dance Series, Oakland; Jump Start, San Antonio; Josie's Cabaret, San Francisco; University of South Dakota, Vermillion; Dance Exchange, Dance Place, Washington DC.

   
Works produced locally    (partial list)
 

Guthrie Theater,
Illusion Theater,
Intermedia Arts,
Jungle Theater,
Southern Theater,
Patrick's Cabaret,
University of Minnesota,
Walker Art Center
Leaves of Grass - Illuminated has toured to over 50 venues in MN.



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Patrick as Tanya, DanceTheaterWorkshop, NYC, 1992
photo Tom Brazil