Having started my career as an actress, I worked in theatres across the nation with directors such as Anne Bogart, Andrei Serban, Anthony Zerbe and Joe Bologna and actors including Josh Brolin, Ed Harris, James Cromwell and Cherry Jones. Because of such a broad exposure, my approach to performance has always been eclectic and a mix of methodologies. Working in front of the camera with actors including William H. Macy, Matthew Fox and Tyne Daly was where I learned about intimacy, specificity and patience.
At this point in my career I define myself as a theatre artist and still enjoy performing. But the consciousness I bring to my performances includes an understanding of the event itself - the relationship between myself, the other artists, and the audience as a communal and valuable event. That the celebration of our humanity through shared storytelling can contribute something of worth to our society.
I believe that my performance experience shapes my approach to directing and to creating community-engaged events. Without this background and foundation I would be a different type of artist.