Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg-based theatre-maker. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founding member and current Artistic Associate of Shakespeare in the Ruins, served as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange and is currently a member of the PTE Playwrights Unit. Playwriting credits include Sargent & Victor & Me, the musical Head, Candy From a Baby, and Molotov Circus. In 2014 she was honoured with the United Nations Platform for Action Committee’s annual Activist Award. She is a proud advocate for disability arts through her work with her new company Sick + Twisted Theatre.