Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Authors
Lydersen began her career in Denver as an actress and teacher with the Colorado Children's Theatre Company, and then as the director of the Gove Community School Children's Theatre Ensemble, a company composed of high school students developing new plays for children.
After a move to Corning, New York, Lydersen worded as a drama and dance teacher, and received a grant to form Tell-A-Tale Theatre, another company of high school students performing original plays for children. While in Corning, she also was active with the Community Free Theatre, which produced her first two musicals — Christmas Pudding and Ogres, Trolls, and Dragonwings.
Next stop was Kansas City where Lydersen co-founded the Heartland Players, a company which produced numerous Lydersen-written plays, including There's A Monster In This Box! which was presented at the first Johnson County Community Theatre Festival.
Lydersen now resides in Encinitas, California with her husband and three children.
Pat Lydersen currently works as artistic director of the Park Dale Player Youth Theatre, a student troupe which was the first to present both her wacky view of Greek mythology, The Truth About Mount Olympus, and the award-winning comedy, The Knights Of The Rad Table. She also directs the Park Dale Players, an adult theatre company which has produced all of her newest plays including Sammy And The Squonk, Dragonflies Don't Sting, Video Victim, and Animal Tails.
Titles by Pat Lydersen:
Adventures of the Fearsome Pirate Frank
Comic Book Artist
The Fearsome Pirate Frank