Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I want to do for theatre what Stephen King did for literature.

At a base level, write a shitload of good horror

Thought-provoking horror
Horror that opens doors to empathy
Horror that comforts
That changes the way people think about the genre
And the way they think about theatre

Horror for everyone, too
Especially for people who’ve never seen horror or don’t usually flock to it
I don’t need to preach to the choir, we already blend in with the regular folks like pod people with better personalities
Give us that beautifully average everyday run of the mill audience whose minds are not ready to get blown
I want to give them everything and a little bit of scary and a little bit of hope because those are everything

My plays are hungry
They love blood
A well placed fuck
I write a lot about grief and identity
I definitely maybe am still trying to accept my own mortality
We only have so much time on this planet so my plays often explore death in some form, and what happens to those of us left behind

Nothing is more horrific or wonderful than living and dying.

Come get enthralled with me.

A NOTE ON SCRIPTS:
I’m also starting to use the word blueprint
Instead of script
Because construction goes so far beyond me putting the world on the page

At some point
For a particular moment in time
The whole story becomes uniquely ours
And it will never be done the exact same way with the exact same people again

I think that’s something quite special.