artistic statement

I write to see in the flesh what I feel in my gut and to touch what I dream.  To mix narrative storytelling with the physical instincts of dance and musical instincts of language. And to give that to you, the audience.  An audience that seeks bold, visceral work about the way we wrestle to define ourselves and engage with each other in the world Right Now.

Structurally, my work explores the territory of multiple truths, with the inner and outer worlds of the characters made tangible.  This often expresses itself through a physical transformation – redefined space, time, and character.

In early plays, such as Chicks with Dicks and ElectroPuss, my characters transform physically, with internal realities pushing for external expression.  In later plays, beginning with Patty Red Pants, the world itself transforms, with characters shifting between the internal and external, and lines blurring between the two. 

Femininity within masculine culture and female experience is a central investigation to many of my plays, giving voice to what I perceive as untold truths.  I seek to hold all humanity up and ask us to look harder at ourselves and each other.  To be truly seen. Invisibility is death.