Director of TCSA, Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness
Patrick is currently the Director of TCSA, Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness. His roots in multicultural theatre date back to his years at Yale University, where he founded and served as Artistic Director of ACE, the Alliance for Cultural Evolution in Theater. Through ACE he was responsible for producing the US premiere of the controversial play GOLGOTHA, by Kenyan playwright and political exile, Bantu Mwaura. He continued his commitment to culturally and socially conscious theatre in his role as Faculty Associate and Director of Human Experience Theatre (HET) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. HET, an interactive theatre-training module for corporate and non-profit organizations, received critical and national acclaim under Sims’ leadership as a featured presentation at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). In addition to teaching, Sims strongly advocated arts education in the Milwaukee community in his role as Artistic Director of the African American Children’s Theatre. In May of 2003, AACT produced Patrick’s original adaptation of MUFARO’S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS, THE JOURNEY. He has toured his autobiographical one-man show LOOK AT ME NOW! and has completed the final draft of TEN PERFECT, a study in character development, inspired by the life of Dr. James Cameron, Founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum. Sims holds dual BA degrees in Theatre and Psychology and an MFA in Acting from the Professional Theatre Training Program.