Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Queer lives are frequently messy, naughty, and, at times, mundane. In short, queer people aren’t that different from straight people, yet we’re often more daring. Queerfolk more easily embrace living on the edge; a result of being pushed to the margins by mainstream society. My plays reflect modern queer lives - they’re unabashedly queer, sexy, and, dare I say, a bit unsettling. Queer audiences find the plays both familiar and edgy as they’re welcomed into narratives that authentically represent their lives. Straight audiences are deluged by queerness yet can’t help but find universality in the specificity of the stories.
When I produce work, I’m focused on boosting the voices of LGBTQ+ writers. I strive to provide queerfolk opportunities to tell their own stories and develop their voices on their own terms. I believe the act of writing provides a catharsis for the writer and the plays become an important record of our lives and experiences. As LBGTQ+ rights are being targeted, it’s that much more important to amplify narratives that show our humanity and find meaning and value in our existence.