Director. Actor. Singer. Producer. Educator.
Pat has appeared in dozens of plays and musicals across the country in regional theatres including Paper Wheat and The Melville Boys (Muskoka Festival, Ontario), Guys and Dolls and Endgame (Neptune Theatre, Halifax), Snoopy and the Globe Theatre School Tour (The Globe Theatre, Regina), The Fantasticks! (Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador), Oliver! (Stephenville Festival) Crimes of the Heart and A Coupla’ White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (Kings Theatre Players), Jacque Brel is Alive and Well.. and Beyond Therapy (Another Theatre Company), Steel Magnolias (Black Productions, Nelson) and The Gin Game (Off the Cuff Productions, Nelson). She is a founding member of Another Theatre Company, Halifax and the Kings Theatre Players, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. She spent eleven years in Dawson City, Yukon, as performer, co-writer and producer (LPV Productions) for the Gaslight Follies and the Diamond Tooth Gertie Casino. Her directing credits include Mamma Mia!, Dracula, Cabaret, The Melville Boys and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Pat appears on the original cast recording for Death: The Musical, and is the winner of Kootenay Music Awards’ Song of the Year 2012, “Movin’ On” for her album, Pat Henman Solo. Her most recent recording project is the Henman family album, Edge of Heaven: 10 Kids 10 Songs, of which her original song, “You” was nominated for a 2019 Kootenay Music Award in Best R & B Funk. She has performed on several CBC radio shows as singer and actor, and performed on CBC and CTV television, including the principle role in the CanPro Best Drama CTV series Windows. Her latest film endeavour was a featured role in the film The Tall Man, produced by and starring Jessica Biel. As an educator Pat has adjudicated several rural Drama Festivals, instructed and coordinated youth theatre schools, and taught drama in the schools under Artists in the Schools program. Pat is the 2018 recipient of a Special Citation from the City of Nelson in recognition for her “considerable Contribution to Arts, Culture and Heritage in the City of Nelson, BC.” She currently sits as a government-appointed member of the British Columbia Arts Council and an appointed member of the Pacific Regional Victims Advocacy Commission for British Columbia.
Pat’s memoir, Beyond the Legal Limit, is her first non-fiction book, published by Caitlin Press, Vancouver. During Covid the book was adapted to the stage as a dramatic piece with music with support from the Canada Council for the Arts through a Research and Creation grant (book adapted by playwright Kelly Rebar and music/lyrics by Konrad Pluta). The play enjoyed a virtual run in April, 2021 from the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail, and in September 2021, it joined the ranks of online offerings by the Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival, NY. It will continue to tour in the spring/fall of 2022 with Pat in the lead Narration role.