J. Patrick Doyle has 40 years experience in theatre , dance and performance art.
His work as an actor and dancer evolved into directing , producing and dramaturgy. Always in need of a venue Doyle began to create theaters in unusual settings i.e. an old department store ( Avon Theater) The Floating Theater of All Possibilities and the Ritz Theater (manager and consultant) all in the Latin Quarter of Tampa Florida , Ybor City .
His first full production Theater, the Warehouse Theater was launched in 1991 in a 1923 Art Deco building. Along with artists who purchased five other buildings this development in the warehouse area East of Downtown Tampa became the Channel District . As an urban pioneer, Doyle was involved in the planning of the new area bordered by Ybor City on the East and downtown Tampa on the West .
The Basilica Industria (now Basilica Hudson) Hudson, New York is a former forge and foundry building still operating as a cultural center. See Production History . Bought in 2000 Doyle operated The Basilica for over a decade as a cultural venue.
Parallel careers as an exhibit developer for museums , outdoor spectacles, scenic design and fabrication, teaching, repurposing of industrial buildings as well as artistic projects has influenced Doyle in his ability to produce a variety of original performances and public art works.
Spanning his entire career Doyle has been active in civic initiatives, spearheading urban planning from the neighborhoods of his theaters. This connection with the prospective Communities of the theaters has always been a signature of J. Patrick Doyle’s creative work. The interconnection of social and environmental issues, urban pioneering and the reinvention of Theater as a cultural and creative force in society are themes that continue to resonate with Doyle’s work and projects.