Theatre is a collaborative art, but in the final analysis it is the actor who communicates the playwright’s story to the audience. I consider myself an actor’s director in that my job is to aid the actors in any way I can in telling the story clearly and effectively. I believe that directorial “concept” should take a back seat to clarity in presentation, specificity in characterization, and making certain that the story does not simply “impress” the audience – it affects them.
My directing experience encompasses professional and university theatre as well as theatre training programs. I am equally at home directing classics, modern works, and musical theatre.