Theatre, arts, culture, politics, and snark from a practicing playwright and recovering journalist.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Fear and Loathing in Dreamland
Last night, I dreamt of hanging out with Hunter S. Thompson. Mostly consisted of drinking tequila while listening to him talk, but, after awhile, we started to have a conversation, and I ended up typing up some stuff for him. He rewarded me with mescaline. Seriously odd dream. Woke up feeling half-stoned. "Puts a whole new perspective on the day."
Steve Patterson has written over 50 plays, with works staged in Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Austin, Tampa, and other U.S. cities as well as in Canada and New Zealand. His works include: Waiting on Sean Flynn, Next of Kin, Farmhouse, Malaria, Shelter, Altered States of America, The Continuing Adventures of Mr. Grandamnus, Bluer Than Midnight, Bombardment, Dead of Winter, and Delusion of Darkness. In 2006, his bittersweet Lost Wavelengths was a mainstage selection at Portland Center Stage's JAW/West festival, and, in 2008, won the Oregon Book Award (he also was an OBA finalist in 1992 and 2002). In 1997, he won the inaugural Portland Civic Theatre Guild Fellowship for his play Turquoise and Obsidian.