In 2017, I forced myself to write a list of things I want to remember while making my work. Here they are.
-Theater should be different than television.
-Work to break the binary of who is an artist and who is not.
-The production does not exist without the people in the room. They and their experiences are always
more important than the show.
-Don’t make decisions because you are uncomfortable in the unknowing space.
Conversely: don’t try to leave all options open forever.
-Theater is a space of collision. Dare to offend.
-Strive for virtuosity, elegance and transcendence. When you can’t get there, revel in laughter, play and
-Know everyone’s name. Name them over and over and over again.
-People will show up to the same place at same time and watch something you helped make. This is a
gift and a responsibility.
-Make work for the America that you want to be part of.