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Classical Lab Reading Series | ANTIGONE - Dec 10, 2007


                                                 CHUCK PATTERSON

                                                    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 feature roles in The Odyssey, Jitney, Fences, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The African Company Presents Richard III, Harvey, Benito Sereno, Twelve Angry Men, Othello, Hamlet, The Orestia, Faust, Everybody’s Ruby, Gem of the Ocean, A History of American Film, Do Lord Remember Me, Colored Peoples Time, A Soldier’s Play, and Weep Not For Me.  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.

Chuck was Associate Artist in Acting and Directing at The Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio for six seasons, acting in several productions and directing mainstage 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: revivals of Colored People's Time for The Negro Ensemble Company, where he was  resident member of the acting ensemble for five straight seasons, James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire!, for New Federal Theatre,  In De Beginnin', Only Her Barber Knows For Sure, American Folk Theater, Watermelon, Get It While It’s Hot!, Cape May Playhouse, and  Passin’, at the Medicine Show.


In addition, Chuck has served as Artistic Consultant, Resident Director, and Artistic Director for Theater of Universal Images in Newark, New Jersey 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, and produced the highly acclaimed Black Nativity, directed by the legendary director/choreographer, Mike Malone.

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