Artist Spotlight: Kimberly Patterson, Playwright
Sinking Spring playwright Kimberly Patterson is this month’s Reading Theater Project featured artist.
What is your role with Reading Theater Project?
A: I have primarily worked with RTP as a playwright for various events, but I’m always happy to help in any capacity.
What is your theater background?
A: I’ve worked in just about every capacity possible except acting — although I am an excellent reader of stage directions. Mainly I am a playwright and director.
What are you working on now?
A: I’ve just finished work on a musical comedy about aging with grace and humor with collaborators in Atlanta. Next up: re-writes and workshopping for several plays for young performers.
What is your favorite RTP project and why?
A: I was excited to be in the audience for the Five-Minute Fringe Festival. I loved seeing the variety of the pieces and different perspectives on performance.
What do you enjoy about working with RTP?
A: It’s such a welcoming place for artists, no matter what their background or interests. Everyone I’ve encountered has such respect for the arts and for each other.
What is your dream theatrical gig?
A: I would love to run a new play development program specifically for younger performers/writers, where they could gain experience with creating new roles as actors, and find and explore their voices as writers.
Come see a staged reading of her play “Welcome To Leisureville” on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St. in Reading.
Admission is pay-what-you-will, with a suggested donation of $10 or a pay-it-forward donation of $20. eer and wine will be available for purchase, but only if you’re 21 and older.