I act, develop scripts, write screenplays and fundraise for the arts. I've been part of the Development Teams for The New Group, Royal Court, Lyric Hammersmith and lived in Sydney and New York.
I'm provoked by films that twin words and images in jarring juxtapositions to tell truthful stories about the extraordinariness of ordinariness
As actor, I prepare prepare prepare, then let loose and fall free.
What drives me in my life and my work is two pronged: the tangle of our own conscious and unconscious emotions, bubbling and exploding all over our lives, and the challenges we face in our lives to communicate with one another and make our hopes and desires heard.
Joseph Conrad puts it so well in Heart of Darkness, "It is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone."
I believe the arts can capture how people try to weave their own meanings in life and by representing that, create a moment where audience, performer, director, front of staff, producer, crew, all come together and unite, and where none of us live or dream alone.