Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

A friend described it to me best that my plays revolve around people coping with complex feelings, usually grief, through fantastical and extreme circumstances. I am interested in moments where audience members are unsure of whether they should laugh or cry, and where either laughing or crying would be appropriate in the scenario, since often they both are in the most difficult of times. I like writing about robot poets, turtle sanctuaries, magic potions and ghosts, but I also like writing about love, loneliness, losing people you love, and losing who you thought you were.

Beyond all of this, as a writer, I feel a strong desire to create diverse and interesting casts of characters that represent as many people as possible. Equal representation is everyone's responsibility, and I aspire to be part of the change I want to see in media.