As the founder of Pure Art Education, Patrese created a range of programming including:
Sis-Stars Arts Empowerment Retreat
A series of theatre residencies dedicated to Lorraine Hansberry & Ira Aldridge
She co-created the youth development component of the Collab Project with with N-Phase Productions.
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As an arts engagement strategist, Patrese honed her skills at Court Theatre during her tenure as Director of Education. She was instrumental in the development of their groundbreaking community engagement model. As a member of the Chicago theatre community, she has coordinated and produced programming to advocate for wholistic and comprehensive inclusion & equity in all arts institutions.
Patrese is extremely dedicated to training the next generation of theatre artists. Her academic appointments include:
Acting Faculty In Residence with the National Theatre Institute
Guest Artist with A Long Walk Home
Guest Artists Appearances include:
Columbia University - UNC - Washington University - Old Dominion - Stanford - Gettysburg College - Oberlin - University of Penn - Augusta College
As an Ambassador of the National Theatre Institute, Patrese frequently teaches workshops at HBCU’s to offset the resource disparity and to encourage more inclusivity at NTI