Erik Patterson's plays include TONSEISHA; YELLOW FLESH/ALABASTER ROSE (winner, Backstage West Garland Award, Best Play); RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT (2004 Ovation Award nomination, World Premiere Play); THE MAKING OF MARY KELLY; HE ASKED FOR IT; and SICK. His plays have been produced by Theatre of NOTE, Evidence Room, and The Actors' Gang, and developed through the Lark Play Development Center, Moving Arts, Black Dahlia, Naked Angels, and the Mark Taper Forum. He has had monologues published by Heinemann and Smith & Kraus.
Erik has written for a variety of television shows, including The Zula Patrol, World Poker Tour, and Balderdash. With Jessica Scott, he co-created the television series Out There for Vh1. The writing team recently developed a drama series with John Schneider of Johnenelly Productions, as well as writing a campy horror film for The Hatchery, a division of Mandalay Films. They are currently writing a screenplay for Warner Bros.
Erik is a graduate of Occidental College and the British American Drama Academy.
Back in his former life as an actor, the Los Angeles Times once called him "magnificent."
For information regarding his plays, including production rights, please contact the playwright at pattersone at dogearplays.org