If I had to describe my process, I would say it is primarily following my curiosity—following it like a kid where the only possible outcome is some great adventure. And that’s contagious. The energy in the rehearsal room thrives on that belief, the optimistic anticipation that curiosity will lead to…something. Something bigger than ourselves.
I listen. A lot. To the words. To the play. To the actors. To the space.To the world. To the energy in the room.
My fellow theater-makers and I are truly, genuinely a Team.
I don't just crank out work. I'm picky about what I work on but never predetermine precisely how I will work, how all my fellow collaborators will work together. My responsibility as a director is to inspire others to do more--to learn more, to play more, to dream more, to become more. More is more.
I think theater can be one of the most profound, gut-wrenching, intellectually invigorating, entertaining, beautiful, mysterious things in the world. And I love how impossible it seems to make that kind of theater.