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 Posted: Sun Aug 6th, 2006 06:57 pm
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Steve Patterson
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I've written two plays about reporters and war, "Waiting on Sean Flynn" (Vietnam) and "Liberation" (Bosnia).  Both plays have been produced a couple times by smaller theaters (under 200 seats), received some good reviews (Portland Oregonian and Willamette Week for "Flynn"; L.A. Times and Backstage West for "Liberation"), and I've had some serious nibbles from some heavyweight theaters since the shows' last productions, but nothing scheduled currently.  Given the difficult times we live in, the plays seem more relevant than ever, particularly "Sean Flynn" as it asks the central question of the Vietnam Era, should we stay or should we go...a question we seem forced to ask again.  (Although, if Iraq devolves into a full-scale civil war, the ethnic cleansing issues raised by "Liberation" could feel all too contemporary.)

Anyway, if folks out there know of some theatres, big or small, inside or outside the U.S., that might be into these pieces, please drop me a note. (The home e-mail is: splatterson@mindspring.com)  Normally, I wouldn't use the forum to directly search for leads, but I really feel passionately that the pieces raise questions that may resonate with audiences today, and, damn, I'd like to give them another shot.

Best,

Steve

 

Last edited on Sun Aug 6th, 2006 07:02 pm by Steve Patterson

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