Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

My plays investigate the joys and perils of intimacy among family, friends, lovers, co-workers and strangers. I wonder with whom and in what spaces we shed our layers of performance. Conversely, when and why do we cloak our thoughts and feelings? As a black woman, I love to write black characters who constantly negotiate this shedding and cloaking. My characters often grapple with governmental, institutional, or corporate policies and, lately, I'm exploring how they navigate the lack of supportive policies for the challenges they confront. How does policy facilitate or disrupt how we relate to one another?