Reid Patterson was picked up as an undrafted free agent and hopes to make a solid contribution for this year’s run of Dawg Pounded. If you meet up with him and notice a goofy look on his face it is because of the stun/shock/surprise/thrill of being given the opportunity to be a part of this show and to be making his debut at Playhouse Square.
After holding a number of roles in high school and college Reid left the theater for many years until retaking the stage as Mr. Bucket in the Willoughby Fine Arts Association’s 2014 production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. More recently he has been cast as the Lead Stormtrooper (et al.) in FAA’s production of The Producers. While attending Carnegie Mellon University (in Pittsburgh! *gasp*) Reid was a member of Scotch ‘n’ Soda, the university’s student-run theater group. One of his favorite roles during that time was as Claudio in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. But to date his favorite role goes all the way back to high school where he played Ladislav Sipos in She Loves Me.
By day Reid is a research chemical engineer. During the other hours of the day he is an all-around sports player/watcher/nut as well as a certified yoga instructor.