Patricia Duran earned her BA in theater with a minor in dance from The College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Upon graduation she returned to her hometown of Houston, Texas where she worked with a diverse group of theatre companies including the Alley Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre, and bobbindoctrin puppet theatre.
At Stages Repertory, she was a part of the theater’s first ever production of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding with performances in English and Spanish. As the Bride in the tragic play, she wore costumes by renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller. She would later work on the company’s second bilingual production of Eduardo Machado’s The Cook. At the Alley Theatre she performed in Our Lady of 121st Street and several productions of A Christmas Carol.
With Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre (Voted Best Theatre Company in 2006) Patricia collaborated as an artistic associate, acting company member, director, and designer. In the spring of 2008, she made a Texas tour with the company’s production of Rot by resident playwright John Harvey. The highly experimental piece, in collaboration with bobbindoctrin puppet theatre, was named Best Original Show in the Houston Press. At ADV Films, Patricia has voiced various anime characters. She has also worked as a teaching artist for the Alley and Stages Repertory Theatre. Patricia presently lives in New York City where she continues to pursue her career in theatre and film.