Patsy Collins Bandes
Patsy Collins Bandes joined Boston Conservatory as the production stage manager in 2004 and joined the Theater and Dance faculty in 2006. She teaches Intro to Production, Dance Production Practicum, and advises for the multidisciplinary stage management practicum course.
Collins Bandes has directed Urinetown, Cloud 9, Skin of Our Teeth, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Good, Waiting For Godot, and co-directed Assassins and The Wild Party for Boston Conservatory. Some recent productions as stage manager include Threepenny Opera, Spring Awakening, From the Ground Up, and many more. Other companies she has stage managed for are North Shore Music Theatre, Intermezzo Chamber Opera, Prometheus Dance, Boston Children’s Chorus, and the Denver Center Theatre Company (1998 Tony Award), where she worked on the world premieres of The Laramie Project and Give ’em a Bit of Mystery: Shakespeare and the Old Tradition.
She holds a B.A. in theater with an emphasis in directing from the University of Northern Colorado, and is pursuing an A.L.M. in theatre at Harvard University.
Professional Recognitions and Awards:
- Excellence in Regional Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company (Tony Award, 1998)
- Urinetown (Boston Conservatory, 2016)—Director
- Spring Awakening (Boston Conservatory, 2016)—Production Stage Manager
- From the Froud Up (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Production Stage Manager
- The Threepenny Opera (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Production Stage Manager
- Wild Party (Boston Conservatory, 2015)—Co-director