Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Theatre is hard: with funding threatened at every turn, an incredibly competitive job market, and complete subjectivity for what makes something "good" it has driven many young artists like myself mad with desperation, frustration, and feelings of inadequacy. And yet, we all fall in love with it anyway. I love how theatre captures life, magic, love, death, pain, ecstasy, reunion, defeat, revelations, and a myriad of other facets of the human experience on a stage or screen. I love wading through cultural expectations and norms, the effects of history, and individual circumstances to connect with an audience and be able to say, “We are human. We are capable of such great, deep empathy. Feel this thing with me – experience life with me.”