Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I'm a playwright who is queer. After spending a number of years focused on extravagantly campy plays, my work has shifted toward an exploration of queerness as it intersects with the dominant culture. I'm also interested in presenting queer relationships and lives in a natural context that forces the reader or audience to accept the characters' circumstances on their own unsanitized terms. My characters might proclaim, "We're as normal as you are AND far more queer. Accept us, or whatever. We don't care." Or, they likely wouldn't even consider the implications of acceptance. These queer characters just are.