I'm so excited to announce that it's official! I am the new Artistic Director of Boston Public Works Theater Company and will get to have not only a strong creative hand in the production of FROM THE DEEP, but I will also be able to run the company as the theatre I imagine I would run -- a theatre focused on identity. I am humbled and honored to receive this hard hat from former AD, John Greiner-Ferris, and look forward to guiding this company to it's next juncture.
Read an excerpt from the BPW Blog post here:
"So, here I am! Your new AD Boston (Public Works). John started a tradition at the first read through of TURTLES and I continued it at the first read of FROM THE DEEP, which was held at the BU Hillel House on November 19th, and generously catered by Chubby Chickpea and DavidsTea. The tradition was to kick off the night by addressing what a theatre company would look like if I were the artistic director. I think I am still forming this idea, and it will probably grow from a mound of clay to a sculpture by the time FROM THE DEEP closes in late March 2015, but I see my mound of clay as a theatre of identity. A theatre where as humans we can explore and celebrate the uniqueness of our own individual identities, while also highlighting how some of the innermost personal moments, stories, and feelings are universal.
I explore this idea in FROM THE DEEP where we can feel the foreign story of an Israeli prisoner of war connecting and relating to the story of a young grad student from rural Pennsylvania. I’m interested in how people from opposite sides of the world, who see life, peace, and freedom under different lenses can be so similar and find that understanding each other is simpler than ever imagined.
This idea of a collective consciousness was very present for me this summer..." more here
Stay tuned for more news about FROM THE DEEP, Boston Public Works, Measure for Measure at ASP, and my upcoming trips to The Kennedy Center Region 1 Festival!
If I update this blog... that's probably a sign that I'm not writing... I should be writing. Right now.