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Patrese D. McClain

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PATRESE D. MCCLAIN is thrilled to return home to Court Theatre where she previously appeared in: TartuffeThe Misanthropeand Spunk. Additional theatre credits: The Mountaintop, Skeleton Crew (People’s Light and Theatre Co.), Skeleton Crew (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Hang (Remy Bumppo); Bright Half Life (About Face); SS! Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Cocked (Victory Gardens); Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (Windy City Playhouse); White Guy on the Bus (Northlight). Regional Theatre: Two Trains Running (GEVA Theatre Center); Crumbs From The Table Of Joy (Mustard Seed), Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, For Colored Girls, No Child… (Black Rep). Recent Film/Television: NBC Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, USA Sirens, ABC Detroit 1-8-7, WIDOWS (directed by Steve McQueen), and CAPTIVE STATE (Directed by Rupert Wyatt). Recognitions include: Barrymore Winner for Outstanding Leading Actress (Mountaintop), Barrymore Nomination for Outstanding Leading Actor (Skeleton Crew), Jeff Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress (White Guy on the Bus and Spunk), and St. Louis Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress (No Child…) Training: MFA Pennsylvania State University, BFA Howard University. Website:

Bio as of 1/2019

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