Patrick Porter is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance (as an actor on stage/screen, in devised and non-traditional performance, and performance art), visual arts, poetry, and electronic music. Patrick is also an educator in various genres of performance and is passionate about the training of our next generations of storytellers and embodied art makers. Born and reared in Shreveport, La., he has lived in NYC for 20+ years. He is fascinated by the beauty surrounding him, especially that emanating from the quotidian, the ignored, or overlooked. He is inspired by the theatricality of life which presents itself outright, or more subtly, as obscured by society's perception of banality in situations, places, persons, etc. Patrick draws on his eclectic education, life experiences, the natural world, southern upbringing, and the peculiar outlook of the queer to present ways of making/re-making and perceiving/re-perceiving the world.