I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."
As a director, I believe in fostering a culture of collaborative creativity in the rehearsal room. Artists should feel free to play, experiment, fail, try, and again until we, as an ensemble shape something that is worth sharing. I encourage my company to focus on the process while they are in the midst of making the product in order to allow them to take risks. If we are not taking risks, we are not making art. It is this process of trial and error, of listening to each other and valuing the singular perspectives and contributions of every member in our diverse ensemble, that allows us to create something worth sharing.
Theatre is something that happens between people. I believe in offering a well conceived, strongly unified vision for the company, early in the process, It has been my experience that this helps provides clarity and a sense of direction for my fellow company members but it also allows room for spontaneous moments of discovery along the way.
I have a background in visual art and that has given me an eye for imagery. I work alongside designers and technical artists to create dynamic imagery that capture the focus of the audience while driving the story forward. Today, more than ever, audiences are able to perceive and interpret images at an alarmingly rapid pace. As an institution and an art form, the Theatre must adapt to this changing paradigm in order to remain relevant toa generation of digital natives. As the world becomes increasingly connected through globalizing forces of technology and media, we must explore languages that are universal to every culture, such as expressive movement, music, and visual story telling.
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