Patrina "Mz.Ann" Randolph
Patrina "Mz. Ann" Randolph, native Texan, the Fierce Arts Queen, and self-proclaimed Queen of Urban Theatre, has been writing since she could put pen to paper. She was born with a passion for creative arts. Her first audience was her parents, Patrick and Pamela Randolph. The long hallway, in their East Houston home, served as her first catwalk and the home's fireplace was her first stage. Patrina spent hours, as a child, writing poetry, designing, drawing, cooking, and nurturing her imagination.
A proud graduate of North Shore Senior High School in East Houston, Patrina took a non-traditional route to higher education returning to college in her thirties while working full-time and parenting. Defying many obstacles in her way, Patrina has earned a Bachelor of Religious Arts Degree from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary. Later, her path led her to attend Lone Star Community College to earn her Associates Degree in Fine Arts. She is a licensed, as a Certified Life Coach and a licensed minister. She is a 2020 graduate of The SURE program, an educational entrepreneurship program, where she was chosen amongst eight finalist for pitching her business idea.
Currently, she is earning a BFA in Playwriting/Dramaturgy at the University of Houston. As a student in the BFA program, she served as assistant dramaturg for Caucasian Chalk Circle in Fall 2018 and the Ten Minute Play Festival in Spring 2019. Patrina’s UH acting debut, as Olympe, in A Flea in Her Ear, directed by Gus Kaikkonen was in Spring 2019. Also that Spring her ten minute play Black Card, directed by Matthieu Chapman, was produced in the Ten Minute Play Festival. Patrina worked as the lead Dramaturg on Old Black and White Hollywood a stage play written by ShaWanna Goffney and directed by Laura Moreno. Her play Controlled Substance was chosen for the Ten Minute Play Festival in the Spring of 2020 (the festival was cancelled due to COVID-19). However, the renowned Fade to Black Fest, selected Controlled Substance as a winner for its Ten Minute Play Festival in 2021. On November 20, 2020 UH released the world premiere of Patrina's latest full length play, The Carrier, directed by Laura Moreno and filmed by the Valenti School of Communication. The talented cast was notably the first fully BIPOC cast for a student written new work at UH SOTD. Secret Cousins, a new ten minute play written by Patrina was chosen for production in UH's 2021 Ten Minute Play Festival. Through the university she has sat under the tutelage of some industry greats Theresa Rebeck, Susan Lori-Parks, Will Eno, Jennifer Haley, and Mikel Maher.
Patrina's success at UH was proceeded by her success as an independent playwright, producer, director, designer and business owner since 2002. In 2015, Patrina legally dissolved the LLC, TNT World-Wind Productions that she founded in 2009. Moving forward in 2016, Patrina started The Fierce Arts and Entertainment Group. She experienced great success, as the author of the self-published book, From Fat to Fierce, a story of her weight loss journey and kidney donation to her father. Some of her hit stage plays include: The Greatest Gift, He Plays for Keeps, Love Brought Me Back and the hit comedy The Fierce Comedy and Variety Show. Patrina has also founded The Fierce Life, a business in which she inspires others to achieve their life goals.
Her goal is to bring a fresh fire of creativity and inspiration to the world, by producing original works of art, that not only entertain, but also enlighten. Music is a key component in many of her creative works and she enjoys the art of collaborating with other artist. Patrina believes there is something incredibly fascinating about the creative process. She says, "It never gets old." Her creative writing focuses on the many facets of the human condition with a strong emphasis on spirituality. She is fascinated by the complexity of life and enjoys peeling back the layers of it to reveal a deeper meaning.
Patrina is grateful for the continued support of her parents, children, extended family, church, and friends, as she continues to pursue her dream of writing and producing successful stage plays. She gives God all the credit.
She is the proud mother of three biological children Kemen, Kalia, and Kanen Dumas. She is also the proud bonus mom to Eboni Crosby and Shaundra McGuire. Patrina was upgraded to the title grandmother. She is the "Sweetie" to her first granddaughter Azaria Ross and grandson Khayri Boutte.