A winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays’ Roger L. Stevens Award and the Morrow-Heus Screenwriting Prize, PJ (Patty) Lynch is a writer whose works have been produced by notable organizations around the country. She has been commissioned by award-winning theaters and large universities and her work toured in eleven states. A two-time Jerome Fellow and a Theatre Communications Group fellow, Lynch’s scripts and essays have been published in anthologies, magazines, blogs and newsletters.
Lynch has been involved in showcasing the work of new and established writers in drama and literature for decades -producing, directing, or serving on the creative team of dynamic presentations and plays for stage and radio. She founded her first theater, Brass Tacks, dedicated to new work. For the College of St. Catherine and the O’Shaughnessy in the Twin Cities, she is best known for creating Women of Substance featuring iconic women from Maya Angelou to Gloria Steinem. She is the creator of the award-winning live and public broadcast series Writers on a New England Stage, as well as the lauded Writers in the Loft and for the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she acted as head curator for both series. In her writing, Lynch is currently focused on fiction. PJ stands for Patricia and Jo and, yes, the Alcott heroine of Little Women was her childhood inspiration.