As an artist I define myself by a devotion to hard work, practice, and a deep belief that beauty will indeed save the world.

I understand my purpose is to be truthful: truthful to the art form, truthful to the story of the human spirit, truthful to my own art. How do I manifest that truth? By giving myself fully to the work; by not accepting harmful compromises; by actively working against apathy.

Theatre requires me to trust and work with others. It is a meditation on selflessness and impermanence. This trust while frightening at times, is among the most compelling challenges of theatre.

 

I am an artist by need, not by choice.

 

I will always lead a life of theatre and art because to not create would be an active denial of the truth of who I am as a person.

 

I am artist who wishes to live the work she has been called to do. I support myself through my art.

 

I cannot imagine I would be able to live any other way.