Steve Patterson

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Playwright
Location Portland, Oregon, United States
Introduction 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.
Interests theatre, playwriting, literature, photography, politics, journalism, unusual music
Favorite Movies Apocalypse Now, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Five Easy Pieces, The Conversation, Mean Streets, Chinatown, Shampoo, Blue, The Lives of Others, Lawrence of Arabia, Blade Runner, The Haunting (original), I'm Not There, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Passenger, Last Year at Marienbad, Stalingrad, Das Boot, Brazil, Nostalgia (by Tarkovsky), Platoon, Paris Texas, Wings of Desire, Diva, Repo Man, Manhattan, Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Laurel Canyon, The Kids are Alright, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Down by Law, Paths of Glory, Breathless (Godard), Bob Le Flambeur
Favorite Music The Stones, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, psychedelia (60s & modern), "outsider" music, Hendrix, Beethoven, Brahms, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Leonard Cohen, REM, Midnight Oil, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Nick Cave, Neutral Milk Hotel, Peter Gabriel, Warren Zevon, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Neil Young, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, The Who, Talking Heads, Daniel Lanois, U2, David Bowie, Louis Armstrong, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John, Van Morrison, The Band
Favorite Books Dispatches, The Sun Also Rises, The Hamlet (Faulkner), Hamlet, King Lear, Ulysses, Waiting for Godot, Endgame, The Wasteland, Buried Child, Angel City, Motel Chronicles, Naked Lunch, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972, Snowblind, The Things They Carried, Sometimes a Great Notion, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Surfacing, Going Crazy (Otto Friedrich), The Western Lands, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, The Plague, Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, Writing in Cafes, A Moveable Feast, Bird by Bird, Slaughterhouse Five, Catch-22, Invisible Man, Plants of the Gods, Under the Volcano, Tropic of Cancer, Journey to the End of the Night, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Dharma Bums, All Quiet on the Western Front, Hiroshima, Far Tortuga, Children of Light, Dog Soldiers, Nobody's Angel, Nightwood