Artist Statement

My plays are centered on individuals’ relationships with power. They often engage ensemble casts to stir up questions about enforced status quos within American communities. The dominant genre in my work is often realism, though some plays are absurdist, some satirical. They are often comedies, and they are usually unsettling. I believe theatre, as an art form, is inherently powerful and political because it pushes people slightly off their center, and, from this slightly tilted vantage point, we can see the world around us anew and make change.