Theatre, arts, culture, politics, and snark from a practicing playwright and recovering journalist.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Goin' to Mis-si-sip-pi...
Shadowy Advisor #1: ...lure him into the debates with--ahem--any means possible. And terminate the Senator's command. Barack: Terminate...the Senator? Shadowy Advisor #2: He's out there operating beyond the sense of any acceptable political conduct. And he is still on the stump affecting the economy. Shadowy Advisor #3: Terminate with extreme predjudice.
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.