Patrick McLaughlin has been involved in community and educational theatre for more than two decades. He has worked with Theatre Victoria since 1992 and Victoria College since 1997. His play Knock, Knock was the 2008 winner of the McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition. It received its world premiere at Midland Community Theatre in 2009. His drama The David Chronicles was the winner of the 2010 Texas Playwriting Award from Second Thought Theatre in Dallas. His other works include Bobby Joe Gilroy’s Comin’ Home, The Mutual Acquaintance, Under a Powder Blue Moon, Settling His Affairs and Otherwise Engaged.