Patricia Lee Stotter
Patricia Lee Stotter is an Emmy Awarding winning composer and writer for television, film, theater and interactive media. Stotter composed the scores for documentary films including Unchained Memories, Discovering Women, From the Ashes, Reading from the Heart, Salt Harvesters of Ghana, Spirit to Spirit, Suicide Notes, incidental music for many plays, and many Sesame Street songs for numbers 1-20, letters A-Z and healthy fruits and vegetables.
In addition to her work on our film, Patricia produces and directs our social networking platform, podcasts and other interactive media. Patricia's interest in trauma and invisible injuries, as well as art's role in healing those injuries, began when she composed the score for From the Ashes, directed by Deborah Shaffer, a film exploring how artists living in lower Manhattan responded to 9/11. She then collaborated with the authors of the book Flashback to create a a testimonial theatre piece made up of verbatim testimony from widows of Viet Nam veterans who committed suicide 5-25 years after their active duty ended. By 2005, she had created True Rep, a repertory company that explores trauma and resilience through testimonial theater and film, bridging actors, writers, directors, musicians and artists with the human(e) service sector. Through True Rep, Stotter was honored to work with the P.R.O.V.E (Project for Return and Opportunity in Veteran Education) program, CUNY, Hunter Campus. Other True Rep projects have worked through art with foster children and their birth mothers, creators of peer-to-peer treatments for civilians labeled "mentally ill", and with therapists supporting individuals undergoing residential treatment for addiction.
From Sesame Street to HBO/PBS documentaries, independent features to plays and musicals, Stotter is all about the right voice at the right moment addressing human rights. Patricia is a proud member of The Dramatist's Guild and ASCAP. (3/13)
Service: When Women Come Marching Home
A film by Marcia Rock and Patricia Lee Stotter, 2012, 55 min., Color
Women make up 15 percent of today's military. That number is expected to double in 10 years. SERVICE highlights the resourcefulness of seven amazing w...