Artistic Mission and Vision Statement
My work as a performer is to collaborate with fellow artists to manifest a collective experience where the invisible is made palpable, and that offers the possibility of truth, transcendence and greater understanding of self and other.
I believe that theater lives in the exquisite tension between the impossibility of knowing and the quest to understand. Just as we cannot fathom death or infinite Space, it is impossible to ever completely know another’s experience—this is both devastating and endlessly redeeming: it means that the possibility for greater understanding is always infinite.
I am the second-to-last link in a chain of translation: from the soul of the writer to the word, to the director, then from actors to audience. It is my job to allow myself to become possessed by the word, to translate a poetic idea into action—into flesh and feeling. Paradoxically, by offering up what is most personal to me, I may stumble upon the Universal.
I make theater because I believe that the key to our survival lies in our togetherness, that the first step toward making a more peaceful world is fostering a sense of compassionate curiosity toward others and ourselves; because I believe that coming together to compare notes on our experience of the world is a natural and necessary human habit that helps us to remember what we are.