Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I grew up on and am endlessly inspired by tremendous female playwrights: Naomi Wallace, Naomi Iizuka, Annie Baker, Paula Vogel, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sarah Ruhl, Lydia R. Diamond, Jen Silverman (just to name a few), as well as Erik Ehn's theatre of hospitality.

I'm fascinated by the natural world, especially this planet's strange, freakish animals and the ways they evolve alongside their environments. Nature is so weird! I'll never get tired of writing about it. I'm also fascinated with mental health, specifically dismantling misconceptions and biases about individuals with mood disorders. I want to be a part of the conversation about women's mental health in our country and world.

Lastly, I want to create work that is exciting for other theatre artists. I aim to craft dynamic, interesting, deep female characters that my actress friends will feel excited by. I love the complex, the mysterious, the strange, and the frightening and want to set exciting challenges for set-, lighting-, and sound-designers. I want my work to have nuance, so that directors can create vastly different interpretations of my scripts.

I want to be a part of making more room at the table for women's voices.