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Chuck Patterson

Chuck Patterson

Chuck was an Associate Artist in Acting and Directing at the Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio over a span of ten seasons, acting in several productions and directing main-stage productions of The Piano Lesson, Crumbs From The Table of Joy, The Amen Corner, Blues for an Alabama Sky and Two Trains Running. Other directing credits include: Chocolate Match.com., Batman and Robin in The Boogie Down (Drama Desk nomination for solo performance) at Stage Left, NY; Accept/Except for National Black Theatre, N.Y, When January Feels Like Summer (World Premiere, ATCA Osborn Emerging Playwright Award), for Pittsburgh City Theatre; The Reunion: Miles, Bird, and Trane at The Tank, NY; The Stepmother and Dialectic, for Going to the River-The River Crosses Rivers, Series A and B, at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY; Treemonisha, Four, The Ballad of James Byrd, The Three Mayors, for Trilogy-An Opera Company, Newark, N.J.; Pa’s Hat: Liberian Legacy, Passage Theatre (workshop); When January Feels Like Summer, 2008 Directing Fellow, Sundance Theatre Lab, Utah; Colored People's Time (revival), for The Negro Ensemble Company; James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire! (Audelco nom.), New Federal Theatre, NY; In De Beginnin', and Only Her Barber Knows For Sure, American Folk Theater, NY; Watermelon, Get It While It’s Hot!, Cape May Playhouse, NJ; Passin’, The Medicine Show, NY; The Vagina Monologues, The Brooklyn Art Museum; Camp Logan, Kumble Theatre, Brooklyn.  In addition, Chuck served as Artistic Consultant, Resident Director, and Artistic Director for Theater of Universal Images in Newark, NJ for three seasons, where he directed productions of Ain't Supposed To Die A Natural Death, Weep Not For Me, Medea and The Doll, Jack! A Musical Fantasy, and Crispus! A Musical.

As an actor Chuck has appeared on Broadway in The Gospel at Colonus; Two Trains Running; Death of a Salesman, with George C. Scott; All God Chillun Got Wings; Home; and Proposals. Off Broadway and Regional theater include leading and featured roles in The Odyssey, Jitney, Fences, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The African Company Presents Richard III (Audelco Award), Harvey, Benito Sereno, Twelve Angry Men, Othello, Hamlet, The Piano Lesson, The Orestia, Faust, Blade to the Heat (Audelco Award), Everybody’s Ruby, Gem of the Ocean, A History of American Film, Do Lord Remember Me (Audelco Award), Old Phantoms, In an Upstate Motel, Colored Peoples Time, A Soldier’s Play, Weep Not For Me, Wedding Band, and The Fantasticks! He was a company member of the Negro Ensemble for five seasons and with the original Classic Stage Company for two.  Film and television credits include: The Five Heartbeats, Hair, The Amazing Jett Jackson, The Royale, Vengeance: The Story of Tony Cimo, New York Undercover, and Law and Order.

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