Theatre Within a Limited Radius
My goal as an artist is to make the quest for self-knowledge a joyful and communal experience. I believe that no medium better facilitates this process than live theater, where audience members are afforded the rare perspective to see their inner lives projected onto a stage. I strive to create theatre where audience members feel safe enough to open their hearts, but unsettled enough to expand them. A good performance's structure, humor, spectacle and acting all strive to achieve this balance, while inviting the audience into an active dialogue.
In our increasingly mediated world, I believe in what I call “limited radius” theatre: work that celebrates humans gathered in a shared physical space. This theatre embraces the differences between live performance and mass media: where mass media reaches a span of consumers, live theatre offers a depth of experience, and where mass media follows an autocratic model, live theatre offers a democratic event. When such differences are exploited, theatre plays to its strengths and fills a vital need in our society. I seek to create unique, consistent and personal worlds where actors and audience explore their shared humanity within the limited radius of the live event.
This site documents some of my theatre directing work and devised productions that I've developed.