Presence Work

Directed by Molly Gillis and Patrick Foley

Supported by a 2019 Davey Film Grant

About Molly Gillis and Patrick Foley
Molly Gillis and Patrick Foley are writer/creators who met while studying experimental theater at NYU and are working together on their first film collaboration. Their individual work has been seen at live theatre spaces and film festivals including Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, Palm Springs Shortfest, Maryland Film Fesitval, and featured on Short of the Week.

Patrick Foley is an actor and writer working in theater, film, and TV. He has performed at New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Incubator Arts Project, Judson Memorial Church, the Tank, Yale Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Chautauqua Theatre Company, and more. As a writer, his work has been produced at New York Theatre Workshop, Prelude 2019, The Exponential Festival, Little Theatre at Dixon Place, and Ars Nova where he is a Makers Lab resident artist. With collaborator Michael Breslin, Patrick is the co-creative director of Fake Friends, a theater and media company who's recent show, Circle Jerk, was listed as one of the "Best Theater Moments of 2020" by Vulture and the Daily Beast and "Best Films of 2020" by The Playlist. With Breslin, he is commissioned by Ars Nova and Seaview Productions. He produced and co-wrote the book for Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, which has raised over $1 million for The Actors Fund. Patrick is a graduate of NYU / Tisch and the Yale School of Drama.