Theatre, arts, culture, politics, and snark from a practicing playwright and recovering journalist.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Well, it seems there's an award for blogs--there's an award for everything--and Mr. Robert Hicks over at Art Scatter has been so kind to recognize splattworks for...well...because he likes us. Which is very gracious indeed and greatly appreciated those of us toiling endlessly in the splattworks quarry. I shall allow our extensive staff to take a five-minute champagne break before I put them back to work dragging boulders to the top of the hill only to watch them roll back again.
Seriously, it's nice enough that you folks read splattworks from time to time. It's even nicer that Bob likes the blog enough to recognize it.
There are, however, a few rules involved in accepting the award. To wit:
1) Accept the award and post it on your blog together with the name of the person that granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award on to another 15 blogs you feel should receive said recognition.
3) Contact the awardees to let them know they too are among the order of Premios Dardo.
Not sure what happens if you break the chain, but I'm certainly not going to risk the consequences (or lose the chance to recognize blogs I appreciate). My Premios Dardo nominees follow below.) Congratulations to all of them.
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.