Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I have two main goals in my plays: The first is to recreate the canon of how we portray men on stage. The second is to convert a generation alienated by theater back into the joys of live performance. In my opinion, theatre is far too inaccessible, in every sense of the term. It's prohibitively expensive, overblown in length, and alienating in its pretension. But this doesn't mean every show has to be a Jimmy Buffet musical. These plays of mine are meant to ignite conversation, challenge biases and expand the definition of what we consider a “Stage Play.” With every piece I want to reach a new kind of theatre-goer. One who thinks they hate theatre, but just hasn't seen themselves portrayed in a play yet. I want to make 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 (We’re leaving the living room!!!) and to have the medium serve the narrative and not vice versa. I want to grapple with the unique aspect of live performance - the inherent tension of sharing a space with your audience - and use it as an advantage rather than an obstacle. I aim to bring new perspectives to the forefront and in turn bring more voices, bodies, and ideas to the world of live performance.