Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement

As a young Afro-Latina actor, I quickly learned the characters written for people that looked like me were usually attacked or killed onstage. My work speaks directly to those early experiences and in the most honest, respectful way responds, “F*** that.”

My plays ask very serious questions about race, gender, class, and sexuality (usually) in very comedic ways. My work explores fluid identities, found families, and the politics of belonging. I’ve shared the stories of legal sex workers in rural Nevada, misfit sister-wives fighting patriarchal forces in the not-so-distant future, and examined the complex identities of a biracial Neo-Nazi terrorist.

I craft compelling plays that place women, people of color, queer people and people with disabilities in the spotlight. I create bold, exciting new work that inspires exchange between diverse artists and communities. I offer a unique perspective and voice in American theater.