Patrick Vassel is a director, writer, and teacher from Akron, Ohio. Directing credits include Six Character in Search of An Author (Original Adaptation, University of Notre Dame), Untitled Modern Communication Movement Piece (Workshop - Ten Bones Theatre Company), The Adventures of Boy and Girl (FringeNYC '13), We the People: America Rocks! (TheatreWorks USA nat'l tour), the world premiere of Font of Knowledge (Shelby Company), The Little Dog Laughed (The Gallery Players), Nothing Left to Burn (Ars Nova ANTFest and The Public Theater New Work NOW), and War (SoHo Playhouse). Assistant/Associate credits include Hamilton (The Public Theater), Magic/Bird (Broadway), Single Girls Guide (Capital Repertory Theatre), Stars of David (Philadelphia Theater Company), Broke House (Abrons Arts Center) and WORKING (Broadway Playhouse, Chicago. Prospect Theater Company, NYC).
As a writer, Patrick has developed the play Nothing Left to Burn at Ars Nova and The Public Theater (New Work Now!). As a teacher and teaching artist, Patrick has taught students of all ages in all five boroughs through Opening Act, The Broadway Teaching Group, and as a writing teacher at Explore Charter School in Brooklyn.