Kimberly Patterson

Kimberly Patterson

Kimberly Patterson spent more than a decade in New York City working in Off and Off-Off Broadway theaters in almost every capacity possible. As a playwright, her plays have appeared in the New York International Fringe Festival, the Orlando Fringe Festival, and the New York Musical Theater Festival; her musical, Oedipus for Kids!, is published by Samuel French and has been produced around the U.S. and in Canada...
Kimberly Patterson spent more than a decade in New York City working in Off and Off-Off Broadway theaters in almost every capacity possible. As a playwright, her plays have appeared in the New York International Fringe Festival, the Orlando Fringe Festival, and the New York Musical Theater Festival; her musical, Oedipus for Kids!, is published by Samuel French and has been produced around the U.S. and in Canada. Kimberly is also is a participating 1MPF playwright. Her most recent musical, Douchenozzle, premiered at the 2017 Orlando International Theatre Festival. In August, she will be directing a world premiere production of Maura Campbell’s An Actor’s Tribute at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. She lives in South Florida where she teaches high school theater, writes, and plays Japanese taiko drums. She holds an MA from NYU’s Gallatin School and is pursuing her MFA in Playwriting from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University. Kimberly is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • Faithless
    Everybody needs something to believe in. Shireen learns that Dr. Duffy, her mentor, won't sign off her dissertation because her research might expose Duffy's work as insufficient. Without Dr. Duffy's signature, her life and career are basically being held hostage. So Shireen decides that she should take some hostages of her own.
  • Welcome to Leisureville
    Julie’s mother Irene has just died. Now, Julie and her daughter Lexi have come to Florida to clean out her mother's house. Lexi is more interested in flirting with the gardener. The trip is just one more item of the list of everything Julie feels like she has to be responsible for, and one final way for Julie to feel put upon by her mother. Along the way, a couple of local residents (and one handsome...
    Julie’s mother Irene has just died. Now, Julie and her daughter Lexi have come to Florida to clean out her mother's house. Lexi is more interested in flirting with the gardener. The trip is just one more item of the list of everything Julie feels like she has to be responsible for, and one final way for Julie to feel put upon by her mother. Along the way, a couple of local residents (and one handsome squatter) offer answers and raise questions, leaving Julie unsure if she'll ever get the chance to let go.
  • Gulf Triangle
    A woman initiates a love triangle between her husband and her best friend while at sea. Nora, her husband Alex, and their best friend Jeremy have chartered a sailboat and set off for the Gulf of Mexico. Their vacation is ruined by Alex's unplanned admission of infidelity; Nora’s solution is to have an affair of her own. Set entirely on their boat in the middle of the ocean, this drama explores issues of...
    A woman initiates a love triangle between her husband and her best friend while at sea. Nora, her husband Alex, and their best friend Jeremy have chartered a sailboat and set off for the Gulf of Mexico. Their vacation is ruined by Alex's unplanned admission of infidelity; Nora’s solution is to have an affair of her own. Set entirely on their boat in the middle of the ocean, this drama explores issues of fidelity, love, friendship, and partnership.
  • Douchenozzle
    Instead of taking back the night, they’re rewriting the dictionary! Felicia and Dori are the voices of “Douchenozzle,” a musical act touring the country to spread their message of gender-free insults. A comedic look at how we talk about women and what those words ACTUALLY mean! From the creators of Oedipus for Kids! and The Joys of Sex. Premiered at the 2017 Orlando Fringe Festival. Music by David Weinstein.
  • Oedipus for Kids!
    Book by Kimberly Patterson and Gil Varod
    Lyrics by Gil Varod
    Music by Robert J. Saferstein

    Hey kids! Join your pal Oedipus - a little boy a lot like you - as he takes an exciting journey across ancient Greece to become king! You'll learn all about blind people, familial love, and communicable diseases! Sing along to favorite songs like "A Little Complex," "What’s...
    Book by Kimberly Patterson and Gil Varod
    Lyrics by Gil Varod
    Music by Robert J. Saferstein

    Hey kids! Join your pal Oedipus - a little boy a lot like you - as he takes an exciting journey across ancient Greece to become king! You'll learn all about blind people, familial love, and communicable diseases! Sing along to favorite songs like "A Little Complex," "What’s It Like When Ya Get The Plague?" and "My Lover Is My Husband Is My Son"! ...Warning: May contain manslaughter, eye-gouging, and parental incest...
    Unfolding in real-time, Oedipus for Kids! turns the audience into attendees of the latest performance of the Fuzzy Duck Theatre Company, a three-person troupe dedicated to performing the classics for children. Having had success with previous offerings such as Uncle Tommy's Cabin and Titus Andronicus Bakes A Cake, company founder Alistair has decided that the next logical step is tackling Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. But all is not as pleasant as it seems with the Fuzzy Ducks: Alistair is in the middle of a bitter divorce with troupe member Catalina, who suspects something is up when she learns that tonight's audience includes the executives from sponsor "Beanz! Coffee for Kids."

    When Catalina learns that her ex-husband has bought her share in the Fuzzy Ducks only to sell it to Beanz! Coffee for ten times net value, Catalina decides to sabotage the production. What was once a misguided - albeit educational - theatrical experience swiftly spirals into a Charybdis-like whirlpool of suck, and Catalina's revenge leads to a darkly comic denouement.

    NOTE: This play is NOT suitable for children.
  • Fluency
    Are you fluent in the language of love? Jack’s an actor; Olivia’s a playwright. They’re better at kissing than communicating. Can they learn the language of love? Watch as they perform classic scenes: “first date,” “awkward breakup” and “happy ending.” A meta-theatrical romantic comedy.
  • Arachnothology
    A study of spiders in written language: Arachne to Spider-Gwen. 90,000 species. Thirteen scenes. Written for five women in search of identity.
  • Animal Instinct
    Take a walk on the wild side. Who knew so many things could happen in one day at the Exploration Zoo? Couples fall in and out of love, old colleagues and new visitors arrive to shake things up, the monkeys don't seem to be getting along, and there's a definite shortage of hats.