Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Ok, alright. I've rewritten this a number of times because what are these? Alright, here it goes:

Re: drama for the theater: I agree with the idea that dramatic literature is not literature at all, but "the expression of the inexpressible." I aim to express various non-conscious (sub, super, and inter?) elements to the page and to shape these outpourings in novel, entertaining, and dramatic ways. I am interested in mixing and discovering how the intellect, emotions, experience, and identity can be shaken-up to create humor, beauty, truth, connection, stories, introspection, and (sometimes, but not necessarily always) catharsis. My first 'real' play, Turtleback High, was described by a colleague as 'the first post-postmodern play' and I kinda like that, although I don't know if that really means anything. I also consider myself a 'liminalist, aka one who 'treads the boundaries between realms' and also admit that sounds kinda pretentious. Artistic Statements are weird things to write. Depiction is not endorsement, and my hope is to always hold up a (funhouse?) mirror. Freedom is a welcome illusion.