Being an Artist
I was primed, but not necessarily prepared to write for theatre. The first time I said, with confidence, that I was a playwright, the person laughed. Over the years, I’ve learned being a dramatist requires many things: humility, patience, the ability to listen openly, and to take criticism and rejection with grace. Despite being an extrovert, I sometime must be bolder than I feel comfortable with. I generally work on several projects at once, knowing most will never pan out for one reason or another. This is the nature of being a playwright. I've also learned, there is also no correct way to be successful in theatre. Since I do not have a degree in creative writing, I'm committed to learn craft and working with dramaturges that I trust. While I consider myself focused and driven, I have yet to learn the discipline to overcome the loneliness that comes from solitary work. It helps that I surround myself with supportive, kind, and inspiring friends, family and a community of artists. My husband, David continues to be my bedrock. I'm grateful everyday I get to write full-time.
Blogs, Webpages, and Organizations
These are some friends, artists, innovators, and organizations that I love and support, others that I have worked with, and some that inspire or simply inform.