At the minimum, in theatre, we require an actor and an audience.
This is a sacred relationship.
When I work with a playwright, I give them the full attention of an audience of one.
By listening, questioning, analyzing, researching and responding, the ensuing dance with the playwright becomes an exploration of relationships and ideas that culminate in finding or strengthening the unique voice and urgency of the play.
We need stories that shake us into wakefulness, that excite our imaginations and bring us into dialogue and community with each other. I am drawn to stories that allow for the full spectrum of gorgeousness and awfulness in the everyday and I work with writers who do not shy away from rendering it in full color.