A mainstay for many decades in Utah with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Promised Valley Playhouse, as director of the Triad Theatre, with the theatre department of Salt Lake Community College, and founder and Executive Director of The Grand Theatre, also a long-time member of the Church Activities Committee, Pat has excelled in all artistic and management endeavors.
She is an actress, a director, producer, playwright and encourager of youth. For many seasons she directed and produced the 12 yearly productions at The Heritage School in Provo, Utah, where she was recently honored by having the 700-seat, multi-million dollar theatre, the “Pat Davis Theatre,” named after her. Pat, now a member of the Heritage School Governing Board of Trustees, has directed more than 200 major musicals and plays.
Among her awards are a 1991 Utah Honors in the Arts, 1996 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at SLCC and 1996 Salt Lake County Utah Business Woman of the Year. She also served as Executive Director of Nauvoo Musical Productions for the Church in Nauvoo, IL.
- Life More Sweet Than Bitter (with K. Newell Dayley in the catalog of Zion Theatricals)
- Don’t Forget To Remember (with Ralph G. Rodgers & K. Newell Dayley)
- A Christmas Carol (with Dean Murdock) (at Eldridge Plays and Musicals)
- Along The Way (with Ron Simpson)