Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

As a modern parable writer and theater artist, I revel in the days of small things – I am convinced eternal meaning dwells in the apparent mundane. My storytelling crosses the natural and the theatrical; using dark humor, poetic imagery, and geography, I look for eternity in the everywoman’s every-day. The drama of women-in-place, and how they persevere or not is the eternal in the everyday. When stitched together with precision, the seemingly inconsequential things in our stories become most evident of who we are.

My mission is to write for the everyday woman of every generation - to reveal the importance in her seemingly mundane, her perceived failures, and her unrelenting fight. I strive to write complex women for the American stage, for actresses of any age in stories that will stand. Plays that are thoughtfully constructed, highly theatrical, and soulful.

These plays come from what I know; NATIVE (O’Neill Semifinalist 2016, MTC Calicchio Prize Finalist 2017), my first job at an American Indian museum and my generational cultural claiming; SEE HORSES, my nostalgic childhood summers and years of academic Bible study; NIGHTJAR (ONeill Semifinalist, 2018), my family heritage in the Eastern, KY coal mines and learned grace under pressure.