California.

California.

 

Colleen

My home base is (kind of) New York, though my life is a bit peripatetic, traveling wherever I’m needed to teach, to direct, to make theatre: the relentless search to learn more about people, how to bring them together, to help actors discover their authentic selves, to tell a truthful story really well, to return to simplicity, to be surprised.

I teach, I direct and I make my own work. balanced my day job with personal creative work, like collage and woodblock printing, which garnered attention from a few indie publishers. Eventually, I got offers from more established magazines, so I decided to design for Showcase on a freelance basis. This allowed me to work on other cool projects, from emerging brands to current events.

My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to find points of tension behind the idea I’ve been assigned or am interested in. I do several iterations on each point and usually end up refining the one I find most controversial.

For me, controversy isn’t about instigation, but rather, a way to arrest your audience. It’s a way to plant a little bit of desire in their hearts; a yearning to turn the page and learn more about your idea. Ultimately, it’s about creating memorable images.

 

 

 

 

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