Robert Patrick (playwright). Patrick became a fixture in the world famous Caffe Cino, the first Off-Off Broadway theatre, in 1961. He worked at the Cino in a variety of capacities and in 1964 was allowed to mount his first play, “The Haunted Host.” The success of that little production turned playwriting into his primary focus, resulting in 60 published plays and numerous awards. During the 1960s Patrick was a pioneer in Off-Off-Broadway theatre and the gay-theatre movement with over 300 productions of his plays during this decade in New York City alone. In 1972, the play publishing and licensing company Samuel French called Patrick “New York’s Most-Produced Playwright.” Perhaps his most famous play is “Kennedy’s Children.” Sponsored by Playwright's Lab at Hollins in collaboration with the Mill Mountain Theatre.