Artistic Statement

Artistic Statement


Live theatre creates empathy – especially in young audiences. A young person watching a character’s transformation is personal. This is a hugely challenging world for everyone. I love celebrating young people who against all odds did remarkable things. How did 12 year-old Mary Anning – illiterate and impoverished - make one of the more significant discoveries in the world of paleontology in the early 1800’s? How did Sophie Scholl - the quintessential “good German girl” go from bystander in the Nazi era to activism against them? These are bumpy, dramatic questions that when asked onstage can hold the hands of young audiences and guide them through new territory. There are a lot of quiet deeds and hidden stories that when unearthed could brighten our lives.