Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

I write about atypical female protagonists that haven’t existed onstage like profane female standups, gay disney villains, or Olympic athletes. I am not interested in the natural outliers of society, but rather in the self-induced ones. I want to bring out the weirdos. I want a protagonist’s dramatic choice to NOT involve love or lust. I’m sick of the ingenues and the hyper-sexualized lost girls and the world-weary middle aged women. What I would like to pursue in my work further is how there is always choice that a woman has to make and in it, there’s always a loss hidden in each option. It’s a zero-sum game. No matter what option they choose: something will be irrevocably be broken. It is often implied in other plays, but never fully explored. Speaking of tremendous breaks, I want to use structures to inform the content of my plays by breaking the old conventional ones and using the shatters to inform my content. I want to take the structure of the drawing room play and break it apart. I want to take a Shakespeare play and blow it up. In my writing, I want to take familiar structures and texts and inject them with modern truths to examine behavior, relationships, and existence. I want to turn an audience’s impression of “oh, this again” to “holy shit!” I want to use structure to explore the strangeness and cyclicality of life.