When I was in fourth grade, my favorite thing to do was play pretend. About a year later, I decided that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I was a very forward thinking nine-year-old. Arts education is crucial to every child; especially forward thinking nine-year-olds. In a society where injustice is far too frequent, we need a chance to breathe. When critical times begin to tear us apart, the voices of humanity reunite us. Theatre is the past, present, and future of this world and I am here to share it.
I am drawn to art which questions and rebels against the status quo.
Everyone has a story deserving of the stage. I explore questions like: Who are we? What stories do we, as a society, choose to keep hidden? I am inspired by work that challenges the “traditional western narrative.” I am particularly drawn to genres of magical realism, in-yer-face theatre, and experimental work. As a nonbinary, Jewish person, I appreciate work that explores identities beyond the cis, white, heteronormative “default” and relishes in the intricacies of intersectionalism.
As an altruist, the story of the human condition is one that sets me in motion. After all, the difference between good and bad is perception. Daring work challenges our world, which then fuels progress. I make art to showcase the broad spectrum of humanity, telling the darker stories we ignore lined with silver humor.
As an actor, I track down the similarities I share with my character and synthesize our differences. My character isn’t just a person, they are an extension of my essence. I physicalize this connection through taking in the actions of others. People-watching is one of my favorite activities. In a world of devices and glowing boxes, I cherish the sporadic spurts of beauty that come from basic human interaction. I love to see with my ears and hear with my eyes.