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.
CoHo Productions’ reading of
“Immaterial Matters” gets itself a thumbs-up from the Portland Oregonian’s Marty Hughley…
Fertile Ground festival: more promising picks for new theater and dance
…and from uber-script wizard and all-around theatrical demigod Mead Hunter….
Fertile Ground 2011 opens….any minute now!
So I may be biased (a smidgen), but these guys you can trust. Their word is bond.
…but in a good way.
My play “Immaterial Matters” plays Sunday and Monday night at 7:30. Forget me…please come see it for the incredible cast and director.
The problem is that grief blinds. People think different when the burying’s over. A soul’s just leaving, you do anything to keep hold of them. Once they’re done with ashes to ashes and paying off the doctor and the undertaker and the grave diggers and the preacher, the last thing they want to remember is the dying.-Reilly O’Rourke, Immaterial Matters
Immaterial Matters by Steve Patterson
Looks like I up and won CoHo Productions New by Northwest play contest with “Immaterial Matters”…my somewhat gentle, period piece about death, photography, and, uh…death.
Smile for the camera.
CoHo Productions Presents Steve Patterson’s IMMATERIAL MATTERS, 1/23-24