Directing & Writing
At the core of what I do as a collaborative artist to pursue the playful, the poetic, and the provocative in gesture, word, and form.
The productions I shepherd often possess a heightened physicality with stunts, fights, movement sequences, and choreography.
New work and new perspectives on classic plays are the stories that excite and engage me most.
I believe theatre functions on two planes of perception - the story unfolding on stage in front of the audience and the relationship the theatrical piece has with the audience itself.
I am interested in finding the narrative potential within all of the theatrical elements, discovering virtuosity on stage, and uncovering compelling stories.
I often fear that we, as a society, have lost our ability to use language to 140 characters. I embrace and love social media, but at the same time I believe in the transformative power of words and poetry. That is why Shakespeare and his contemporaries continue to inspire me theatrically, fuel my love of words, and push me to attain a clarity of text in every production.
As a writer, my theatre, TV, & film work lends itself to SciFi, the supernatural, the spiritual, the edgy, and the irreverent.
I am currently working on adaptations & re-imagining classic tales for the stage.
Hamlet opening sequence
Ophelia's Death Knell
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