Patricia (Patty) Lynch’s representative dramatic works include Cape May, American Sublime, House of Balls, and Mrs. Mackenzie's Beginners' Guide to the Blues (co-written with Kent Stephens). Lynch’s plays have been produced in major theater centers including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and seen on tour in eleven states. Kent Stephen’s STAGEFORCE, InterAct Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, Minneapolis Fringe Festival, First Stage Theater, Illusion Theater, the Tony-Award winning Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Great American History Theater, 7 Stages, Horizon Theater, Georgia Repertory, Brass Tacks Theatre, Stepping Stone, and Stages Theater have all professionally produced her work. She has also participated in play development programs with staged readings and workshop productions at the Jungle Theater, Tony winning Playwrights Horizons, Circle Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater Projects, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Madison Repertory, PlayLabs, Williamstown Theater Festival, The Women’s Project, and the Tony winning New York Theater Workshop. Lynch has been an artist in residence at the Williamstown Theater Festival, the nationally recognized Iowa Writers Workshop, and the University of Georgia at Athens. She has also been a core member of the Playwrights' Center.
Lynch has won the Robert L. Stevens award (with Kent Stephens) for New American Plays from the Kennedy Center, two national Jerome Emerging Writers Fellowships, Voices of the Prairie fellowship with the Women’s Theater Project, three travel studies grants from General Mills/Dayton Hudson, Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and has been a finalist for the L. Arnold Weissberger Award among others.
House of Balls is part of the Los Angeles Library’s New Play Collection, Because Pretty Girls Aren't Smart was published by Contemporary Script Service, and Captain Eddie B. Brown's Travelling All Star Yokels is part of the Plays for Young Audiences Collection. Her work is also included in Best Monologues of 2006.
Lynch is currently working on a novel.