Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I believe in creating a safe space for expression and exploration to those most often denied a voice. I try to accomplish that ambitious goal through live theatre. My work ranges from comedy, family drama, the absurd, and historical drama, in the form of one-acts and full-length. My plays explore such issues as: being Tamil in civil war-torn Sri Lanka, the ambiguity of dreams and reality when diagnosed with a debilitating mental illness, exploring how dictatorship is sustained by the passivity of citizens and how dangerous revolution can be if religion is involved, and how Nazi concentration camps were taken over by the conquering Soviet army and used as camps after WWII. I also write poetry and essays. I am multi-lingual and creatively I feel most comfortable writing in English, Romanian and German.