Patricia Zamora is an actress and writer living in San Antonio, Texas. She is best known for her solo show Curanderas & Chocolate: Cuentos of a Latina Life and as the endearing Sylvia in the long running smash hit Las Nuevas Tamaleras. Patricia has been a member of the Burras Finas Acting Company for seven years.
She has worked in the arts all of her life in many capacities since 1987: on stage, behind the microphone, as a teacher, director and as a marketing and fundraising manager at the Alley Theater. Patricia was also a company member in Plays for Living in Austin and Houston's Bill and Teks Excellent Theater Company.
Both of those theater companies brought messages of hope and faith to young people. As a President and board member of a valley theater company in 2003, she launched Teatro Vivo, which brought bilingual theater to the stages. Patricia has directed Josefina Lopez' Real Woman have Curves and Milcha Sanchez-Scott's Roosters.
Patricia's writing is strongly influenced by her mother and the mystical stories that she has shared with her.
Growing up in rural South Texas was an amazing place to nurture the creative spirit.
She is obsessed with personal development. You can usually find her listening to a podcast, writing for her blog, reading or honing her craft as an actress. She has a BA in Theater from St. Edward's University and a Masters degree, from the University of Texas Pan American.
You can hear Patricia in the recently released Audible Parade Productions Stephen King Dollar Baby web series One for The Road. Her one woman show Curanderas and Chocolate: Cuentos of a Latina Life made its world premiere in April 2019 at The Overtime Theater. Patricia was selected as an "Artist in Residence" at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Teatro Salon where her show ran to sold out audiences and subsequently ran at Teatro Audaz at The Public Theatre and Stage Left in Spokane, Washington.
Patricia was named one of The San Antonio Current's top actors in San Antonio for 2021.
Patricia's writing and performances have a point of view.
I feel so strongly the need to create and share stories. This is my way to honor so many interesting real life characters that have crossed my path. It is also so important to me to highlight and honor my beautiful culture. Doing this feeds and releases my creative spirit. We all have different experiences in the Latino Culture. I want to find the commonalities in our culture and not the differences.