Baltimore, Md, Usa
Alisha Patterson’s first encounter with arts management began in college. With a friend’s encouragement she worked behind-the-scenes for theatrical productions produced by student-run organizations. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Certificate of Concentration in Women’s Studies she moved to Washington, D.C. By day she worked for a non-profit organization and by night she managed the Studio Theatre’s box office. Her experience in arts administration deepened when she packed up her belongings and moved to Shepherdstown, WV for a summer to manage the Contemporary American Theater Festival’s box office. There she oversaw the theater’s transition from manual to computerized ticket sales.
During a hiatus from her work in the arts, Patterson pursued interests in the fields of info technology and human resources through positions with a consulting firm and local governments. In partnering with Scott Patterson to create Afro House, she re-entered the realm of arts management. In 2013 she produced Scott Patterson Live at the Forum Theatre!
Patterson has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from The George Washington University. She is a member of Women of Color in the Arts.