Artist Spotlight: Kimberly Patterson, Playwright

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.