artist statement

As a performer, I use my experiences of growing up in small-town America as a mooring to create sacred, yet delightfully messy, theatrical events.

I aim to subvert the feelings of tradition and comfort attached to objects of Americana. I stage playfully perverse celebrations in which a biscuit cutter from an estate sale, a Swiss army knife bought at a pawn shop, and a newspaper clipping glued in my grandmother’s moldy scrap books are made strange for both audience and performer. I want to disrupt a hardened nostalgia for America’s past in order to envision a more radical and exhilarating future.

As a director, my interest lies in staging new works by American playwrights who experiment with form. My working method as a director relies on intuition and the vital collaboration I find with actors, designers, and playwrights.  

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