Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Theatre is far too inaccessible, in every sense of the term. It's prohibitively expensive, overblown in length, and alienating in its pretention. But this doesn't mean every show has to be a Jimmy Buffet musical. These plays of mine are meant to provoke, educate, and entertain not just bearded white hipsters in Bushwick, but a new kind of theater-goer. One who thinks they hate theatre, but just hasn't seen a show written for them yet. Shows that are fast and funny in performance, but complex and innovative in theme. That challenge the idea of what can be done on stage (lets leave the living room!!!) and what kind of narratives are meant to be shown. That grapple with the medium - the inherent tension of live performance - as an advantage rather than an obstacle. My characters are ugly. Their stories, the kind that exist in the footnotes of history. I aim to bring them to the forefront and in turn bring more voices, bodies, and ideas to the world of live performance.