My Creative Process
Creating meaningful and engaging theatre requires collaboration between the designers, actors, and audience. It is essential to my creative process to give each collaborator a voice and a platform to exchange ideas, express opinions and develop a cohesive work of art.
I have always been an experiential learner who believes that it is through our experiences in life that make us who we are. As a director of live performance, I embrace the opportunity to create intuitively and extemporaneously during the rehearsal process.
I believe there is a direct correlation between the words of a script and music. Both have pitch, tempo, rhythm, dynamics, and phrasing. I draw from my extensive musical background and directly apply these musical attributes to a create both a visual and aural theatrical experience.
My lifelong desire to emotionally and intellectually connect with others has helped define my abilities as a director. I communicate on a multisensorial level so that I can articulate a clear and precise artistic vision.
My work has often been described as "singing a rich tune full of joy and truth-telling." This quote speaks to my belief that the process of creating theatre and storytelling is a challenging and joyful experience that I embrace, share and weave into my work.
To tell a unique story, one must be willing to explore the possibilities and create beyond the pages of the script. To prepare for any production, I develop a play analysis and concept as well as an added willingness to explore, examine and evolve throughout the rehearsal process.