Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I’m a playwright and an audio producer. My many years in radio moved me to explore storytelling through voice and conversation.

While voice is what drew me to theatre, I’m increasingly inspired by the ways that stories can be told without words, and often should be.

I thrive on collaborative energy.  It’s through the sparks created by exploring ideas with actors, directors, dancers, designers and visual artists, that I find the paths into each play I write.

My plays focus on the tensions underneath the masks we wear. My work explores gender pressures, gender role reversals and the ever-changing parts we play as families shift due to marriage, death and divorce.

I strive to give life to stories that live fully onstage, where poetic reality can find a way to ignite.

And if I can explore all that with dance and circus, all the better.