Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

Theater is poetry that rises from the book and becomes human enough to talk and shout, weep and despair.
--Federico Garcia Lorca

All of my plays are united by my deep love of theatricality and the unique possibilities of theater to spark empathy and unite audiences. My plays are often attempts to answer questions for myself about issues that trouble me or that I don’t fully understand. My work often explores issues of identity, responsibility (personal, professional, and political) and the nature and meaning of love. I seek to provide strong roles for female actors, particularly 40+. I love experimenting with structure and mining subtext to tell stories that are engaging and challenging for an audience. I love humor and finding ways to put it on stage, even in more serious drama. I love the immediacy and suspended disbelief of theater, its emotional impact on audiences and unique ability to encourage us to think more deeply about ourselves and the world around us. To my mind there’s no better way to make art and tell stories than live theater.