Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I have a special interest in writing plays that pose existential questions: How do people create meaning and purpose in life? Does free will exist? How do we deal with grief, loss, and the knowledge that one day we will all die? These are issues I thought about a lot in my angsty teenage years; writing was my way of grappling with them, and they continue to inform my plays now. I also love writing plays inspired by mythology and classical Greek drama, and have written several plays in verse. I have an advanced degree in political science, and many of my plays involve political and social justice themes. I have a humorous side, too, and enjoy writing silly, absurdist comedies.