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 Posted: Sat Aug 12th, 2006 07:16 pm
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Steve Patterson
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Just a quick note to say that "The Centering," a play I wrote with Portland actor Chris Harder, opens at the Edmonton Fringe Festival next week.  Here's the link:

http://www.fringetheatreadventures.ca/index.php/festival/shows

Another leap into the unknown....

Steve

 

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 Posted: Sat Aug 12th, 2006 07:50 pm
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You are one busy man, Steve.  Congratulations!

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Well, boys and girls, this is the kind of review that one only dreams about:

http://www.edmontonsun.com/Entertainment/Weekend/2006/08/25/1775186-sun.html

Even if, ahem, they didn't mention that I co-wrote it.  I'm so damned proud of Chris Harder, my co-author and the piece's actor.

Life sometimes gives you one...just once in awhile.

Steve

 

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 Posted: Fri Aug 25th, 2006 05:22 pm
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Steve,

Congratulations. I especially applaud your overt use of clown, not only in the character, but in the theatrical style for storytelling. Writers/directors today do not even consider it a legitimate use of theatre. I've usually seen it done (usually badly) in Shakespeare productions. Bill Irwin, a great clown and theatre person is the brilliant rarity who knows exactly what to do. And is a brilliant actor besides.

Most directors do not think of clown, either. And they do not know how to use it. They think "broad and funny...and pratfalls." Nope...that ain't it!

So terrific to see your employing it.

And some politics as well!

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Thanks very much...Chris really brought the clown material--he's classically trained, and it shows, apparently.  I probably brought the politics, but it was really a collaborative effort.  Neither of us would have been able to write the piece without the other.  The whole experience has just been a kick.

Plus it's always fun to write for someone who's got the chops.

Steve

 

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