Patrick Starega

Board Member

Patrick has performed, directed and choreographed all over the state including the Union County Performing Arts Center, 4th Wall, Villagers, Livingston Community Players, Marlboro Community Players, Sayreville Main Street, Westfield Community Players and many others.

A graduate of Drew University, Patrick has staged such shows as Fiddler On The Roof for the Union County Arts Center, South Pacific, Big River, and A Wonderful Life for the Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee, Pa, as well as close to 200 plays and musicals at many theaters across NJ including; March of the Falsettos, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Cradle Will Rock, Once Upon A Mattress, Tomfoolery, American Idiot and West Side Story.

Patrick has directed, choreographed and/or held leading roles in numerous professional family theater productions such as Charlotte’s Web, Schoolhouse Rock- Live!, Popeye, Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island (world premiere musical), Winnie the Pooh Christmas Carol (world premiere musical) and Stuart Little among many others. He also choreographed the critically acclaimed production of Pageant at the Forum Theatre in 2002 (in addition to its two month run at the Cuillo Arts Center in West Palm Beach, FL) as well as playing Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Eddie/Dr. Scott in the 2003 production of Rocky Horror Live!

Patrick made his NYC debut in Reefer Madness the Concert at Joe’s Pub starring Alan Cumming and Ana Gasteyer. As an AEA Stage Manager, Patrick’s experiences include most notably, Come Fly With Me starring Bruce Adler and Confessions of Stepin Fetchit starring Roscoe Orman to name a few. Luna Stage, Premiere Stages, The Forum Theatre and The National Black Theatre of Harlem are some of the wonderful theaters he has been lucky to have experienced as an AEA PSM.

Patrick is currently the President of the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters and the General Manager of the Union County Performing Arts Center. He is incredibly honored and excited to be serving on the Board of Pushcart Players.