I make theater.
I direct and am a dramaturg. I also adapt text – poetry, science, plays, letters, theory. I work across disciplines with ensemble theatre companies, composers, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, technicians, designers and writers – the living and the dead. In theaters and out of them. These practices reflect an interest in expanding what the theater can contain.
My work is often intensely collaborative. On each project, the people, the subject matter, the objects in the room and the words spoken determine the look and feel of the work and its terms of engagement with the audience. I hold out for the notion that the work can change me. Does change me.
In general, I:
- Find fiction a faster path to experience than truth.
- Am more interested in communication than representation.
- Struggle with the primacy of expression and suspect its collusion with identity politics.
- Am preoccupied with the intangible – the precarious, the almost lost – that drives me to actualize.