Instant Karma

Brooding Works Wonders

So I write a piece about the ups and downs of the writing life–receiving rejections, specifically–so naturally, I received a clutch of mondo cool theatres (which shall remain nameless unless some great happens) asking to see my work. Never fails (except when it does).

Also in the Department of Great Things, I just got word that “The Centering,” a one-man show I wrote with Portland actor extraordinaire Chris Harder, gets a two-week extension at CoHo Theatre after a three-week stand at Portland’s Shoebox Theatre…and to top it off, The Oregonian gives it the kind of review that goes down like a hot buttered rum on a freezing day:

‘The Centering’ gets additional two-week run at CoHo Theater

Maybe I should whine more often.

About Steve Patterson

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. View all posts by Steve Patterson

3 responses to “Instant Karma

  • Lexi Cross

    This is a great post! and I love your blog follow mine please

  • Mike O'Brien

    Hi, Steve– Good to meet you at Carol Ann and Patrick's Big 10th event. I haven't had your plays on my radar but look forward to experiencing one now that I know about you. And thanks for your blog posts, I recognize the mind games that you described here–perhaps every artist goes through such self-doubt and has to find a way to set them aside and keep going. My conscious mind is quite the critic, while my intuitive mind is inarticulate, so they have been in a struggle. Best wishes, see you again soon, Mike O'Brien

  • Steve Patterson

    And a pleasure meeting you, Mike. I'm looking forward to checking out your photos. I hear what you're saying about the struggle between the conscious and the intuitive. I wish I had half the smarts my intuitive side manages to cough loose. — Best, S

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