Pat Towne is an award winning director and actor and veteran of the Los Angeles Theatre scene for nearly 20 years.
Recently he directed Exorcistic: THe Rock Musical Parody Experiment for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The production was honored with Best Musical and Best of Fest Awards at the Fringe, and will have an extended run in Los Angeles this fall.
Pat directed and performed in his own production of Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage. Pat directed, co-adapted, and co-produced this world premiere production which went on to win two LAWeekly Awards. For Sacred Fools Theater Company he directed and starred in Gorey Stories which won the Franklin R. Levy Award: the Ovation Award for Best Musical in 2005. He has also performed and directed shows for Zoo District, Independent Shakespeare Co., The Open Fist, and The Second City Los Angeles.
As an actor, Pat most recently directed and performed in SKETCHES from The National Lampoon at the Hayworth, appeared in Sacred Fools production of Stoneface: The Rise & Fall of Buster Keaton starring French Stewart, and in Hoboken to Hollywood, winner of the 2011 LAWeekly Award for Musical of the Year.
Mr. Towne has also been a mainstay of the late-night comedy scene in L.A. performing in the long-running late-night hits Serial Killers and Crime Scene both at Sacred Fools. And Pat was a member of the LAWeekly Award winning sketch comedy groupMargot's Bush - The Single Greatest Sketch Comedy Group in the History of the Universe.
Originally from Chicago, Pat was a founding member, Managing Director, and Training Center Coordinator of Chicago's famed Annoyance Theatre which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. He performed, directed and taught there, and played the Clown in their production of Coed Prison Sluts - the longest running musical in Chicago history. Pat also originated the role of Greg in the Annoyance’s production of The Real Live Brady Bunch, and eventually went on to direct the show Off-Broadway.
Television credits include: Mad Men, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas, Gilmore Girls among others. He has performed on stages across the United States and internationally, on film & television, and he has taught at The Annoyance Theatre, Tulane University in New Orleans, and is currently teaching Improvisation at The Second City Los Angeles.