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Steven Patterson's professional career commenced almost immediately following his graduation from high school and has included appearances in New York City (Off- and Off-Off-Broadway) as well as with such theaters as the Oregon, Orlando, Tennessee, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Sierra, and Grove Shakespeare Festivals, South Coast Repertory, TheatreWorks, freeFall Theatre,Half Moon theatre Company, Theatre Off Park, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Foothill Theatre Company, Cherry Lane Studio, Upon These Boards, Powerhouse Theatre Company, [Inside] the Ford, Contemporary Opera Marin, Chenango River Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Depot Theatre, Stageworks/Hudson, 42nd Street Moon, Pacific Alliance Stage Company, Signal Theatre Company, American Citizens' Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros, Calaveras Repertory Theatre, Women In Time, PASSAJJ Productions Ltd, J.B. Enterprises, Park Square Theatre, the Lexington Conservatory Theatre, and Guest Artist residencies at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada.

Among the literally hundreds of roles he has portrayed, some of his favorites include Lear in KING LEAR,
Prospero in THE TEMPEST, August Howe in Lanford Wilson’s THE MOUND BUILDERS, Jake Sturdy in Brad Fraser's KILL ME NOW, Jeeter in Steven Dietz’s LAST OF THE BOYS, the Creature in FRANKENSTEIN: THE MODERN PROMETHEUS, Antonio in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Edmund Tyrone in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Michael Williams in HENRY V, Ricky in David Rabe's STICKS AND BONES, Giovanni in 'TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, Rob in C.D. Arnold's KING OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE, Zach in A CHORUS LINE, Gonzalo in Federico Garcia Lorca's THE PUBLIC, Jean in BEAUTY, David in Brad Fraser's POOR SUPER MAN, Neil in Myles Weber's PRIDE, Ubu in Oakley Hall III’s adaptation of Jarry’s UBU REX, Judi Boswell in Michelle Carter’s HOW TO PRAY, and Austin Wiggin in Joy Gregory and Gunnar Madsen's musical THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD. On film, he has been featured in Bill Rose's documentary THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS and as Bruce in Joseph Graham's VANILLA. As a director, his credits include Tennessee Williams' THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED, George M. Cohan's THE TAVERN, Philip Barry's HOLIDAY, Robert X. Rodriguez's opera TANGO, and Lanford Wilson's THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH.

Steven trained at HB Studios for two years during the mid-1970s with both Herbert Berghof and Aaron Frankel.

In 1986, Steven co-founded the production company Kaliyuga Arts with his then-partner (now husband), John Sowle, and has since appeared as an actor in their productions of IN CIRCLES (LA and NYC), KING OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE, SOUL SURVIVOR, THE PUBLIC, BEAUTY (a solo show inspired by the life and works of Jean Genet which he created, performed, and with which he toured internationally), POOR SUPER MAN, L’HISTOIRE DE BABAR LE PETIT ELEPHANT, ALL THAT FALL (SF and NYC), DO LET US GO AWAY. A PLAY, PRIDE, THE SECRET OF THE OLD QUEEN, THE PILGRIM PROJECT, AN IMPERSONATION OF ANGELS or THE ENIGMA OF DESIRE, THE MOUND BUILDERS, TRUE LOVE LIES, and KILL ME NOW, served as dramaturge and sound designer for C.D. Arnold's THE CLIENT, dramaturge, musical director, and costume designer on Robert Montgomery's SUBJECT TO FITS, directed John Sowle's HORRIPILATION! for the 1995 San Francisco Fringe Festival and the 2012 Times Square International Theatre Festival, Ned Rorem's opera (on a text by Gertrude Stein) THREE SISTERS WHO ARE NOT SISTERS for EXIT Theatre's 1998 Absurdist Season (for which he also designed sets and costumes), Michael Ondaatje's THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID Upstairs @ The Marsh, and Jill Dowse’s X: THE RISE & FALL OF AN ASYLUM STAR (half of a double-bill entitled HYSTERICS) at the Phoenix Theatre, and serves as Kaliyuga Arts' Literary Manager and co-Artistic Director.

In November of 2013, Steven and John purchased a former factory building just outside downtown Catskill, NY and are incurrently in the process of converting it into a year-round performing arts venue called Bridge Street Theatre, which will henceforth serve as Kaliyuga Arts' artistic home.

Steven is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers
in the United States.


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