Patreshettarlini Adams (Pat) is the resident Stage Manager at the Wilma. She has been with the organization since the theater opened in its new home on the Avenue of the Arts in 1996. She is now a 30-year, card-carrying member of Actors’ Equity! This season (2021-22) is her 26th at the Wilma! Thanks be to God for His continued Blessings.
Pat’s career encompasses work on over 100 productions, including the Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick, NJ; Freedom Theatre, Philadelphia, PA; New Victory Theater, NYC; Ford’s Theater, Washington, DC; The National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem, NC; The National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA.; the Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa; and, of course, The Wilma! She has also traveled internationally with acclaimed dance company, Noche Flamenca!
Pat is proud to serve as Secretary for the Philadelphia Area Liaison Committee; a Board Member for Theatre Philadelphia; a Christ-Servant Minister and Chairperson of the Trustee Board for Emmanuel UMC; a member of the Stage Manager’s Association; and forever a member of the backstage crew at Philly’s Barrymore Awards. She is the recipient of the Bonaly Recognition for Stage Management (2017); an inaugural honoree in 2018 from her alma mater (IUP), with its Alumni Award of Distinction/College of Fine Arts; and a 2020 recipient of the Del Hughes Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management.
And thank you to my crazy family — blood and chosen, for Love and Faith.
Pat is a teaching artist for the Wilma Portable Studio. Watch this video to see her in action as an instructor.