Patti Woolsey

Patti is an experienced non-profit leader, director and teaching artist. Patti is a Co-founder and served as the Founding Executive Director for ArtStream from 2005 and 2015. She currently holds the role of Interim Executive Artistic Director at ArtStream. She is working to understand all aspects of management and programs and is implementing changes where necessary. She will work to assist the transition of new leadership at ArtStream when they are hired. She has taught drama at the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, ArtStream, The Educational Theatre Company, Theatre Lab, CHAW, Imagination Stage and several other theater and education programs in the DC area. She has also directed, written or choreographed over 50 plays and is a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). She received the Community Award from Montgomery County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities in 2013, the Bank of America’s local hero award for Washington D.C. area in October 2009 and the EP Maxwell Schleifer Distinguished Service Award from EP Global Communications, Inc., publisher of Exceptional Parent magazine for advocacy on behalf of people living with disabilities in June 2008.