Hello and welcome! My professional experience as an actor, director, educator, playwright, producer, dramaturg and administrator has provided me a full circle view of theatre. I want to create theatre with a focus on character and story-driven pieces, so I search for opportunities to re-mix the classics and stage new voices. My mission is to be an adaptable theatre artist who brings passion, creativity, insight and honesty to the stage. It is also a part of my ongoing mission to bring more attention to the female narrative and characters with untold perspectives through ensemble driven tales. I prefer working with an ensemble because I believe in the collective nature of creation and I value the active contribution of my fellow artists.
I am attracted to plays that have an emphasis on heightened, vivid language and on the feminine point of view. Plays that involve human struggles, relationship contentions, and spiritual crisis appeal to me the most. I am also strongly drawn to stories with an aspect of magic - plays where reality is slightly suspended yet there is truth to every moment. Pushing the boundaries of the known world is essential to stretching an audience’s imagination. Working on plays that explore what is in our hearts and our behaviors helps me encourage an audience searching for greater understanding. The stories I tell on stage give people a chance to stir their souls with important questions.
Lastly, my deepest love extends from an early exposure to William Shakespeare’s works. I am particularly inspired to creatively explore Shakespeare with an eye for truth and simplicity. I look for ways to help actors express the play’s ideas with a modern sensibility. These well known stories become cherished anew once given a fresh start and therefore, a deeper knowledge of the world around us is born out of our brief encounters with the past as we interpret it onstage. Hopefully, my performances will result in pleasure, provocation and a new perspective for theatre audiences.
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