Sheepdog by Kevin Artique
Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington VT, 2022
Patterson, for her part, is some kind of exceptional Thespian, one that can be watched for hours on end as the flow of language and chutzpah comes at you across the fourth wall. Her Amina portrayal was the stuff of filling award cabinets to the hilt with well-deserved hardware. At one point, she looked directly at me and delivered two full sentences from the script, and I literally wanted to stand up from my seat, go to her, and answer. That’s not just the stuff of professionals from Patterson; it’s the hallmark of champions.
Ravin Patterson plays this all with a straight-forward honesty that is both compelling and off-putting. She forces us to sympathise with her quest for the truth and also to empathise with her projected losses. Patterson plays her role with a simplicity that restores our own sense of trust in police procedure, a sense many of us have abandoned over the past several years.The brilliance of her work is in that simplicity; Amina's resolve is hard to ignore and awful to contemplate.
The Berkshire Edge
...with phenomenal performances by Ravin Patterson and Michael Patrick Trimm." "...Ravin Patterson in a towering performance"-