We look to the past to shape our future. Who are you? Where are you going from here?

I’m a daughter, a sister, a partner, a friend, an artist, a Vermonter, an adventurer, a thinker, a feeler, a creator, a trier, a joy seeker, and lots of other things! I’m going where the wind blows me!

 What most excites you about being a part of TAM’s 50th Anniversary Season?

I’m eager to work on multiple shows at once with the same company and celebrate a company that has been making work and giving back to their community for so many years.

We’re all about making old things new and new things classic. Why are you drawn to Classic Theatre? How do you shake it up?

I love knowing that the texts we’re exploring have been interpreted by so many artists before me and will be interpreted by so many artists after me. And I love that they can be something different each time they are explored.

Who inspires you and why?

I’m inspired by people who live courageously, thoughtfully and joyfully. I’m inspired by people who make art!

You can have dinner with any three influential people. Who are your dream guests, why them, and what is the topic of conversation?

This is a hard one…

Mark Rylance. We would talk about theater, but also just life. That guy is so talented, playful and humble.  Shakespeare. I would want to know if he really wrote all those plays and what he was thinking when he wrote them. Danai Gurira. We would talk about grad school and how she has a hand in so many art forms and the Marvel Universe.

Probably there should be some non-theater people there, too, so we can talk about other things. And it would be a potluck, of course. Oh, also Meghan Markle and Archie!

(Meryl Streep, Ben Platt, Beyoncé, the painter Lola June)

Everybody should come!

What recent accomplishment are you most proud of?

I wrote my first full length play this year! It’s still very much unfinished and most of it will probably change, but I’m still proud!

What’s your super power?

I can touch my nose with my tongue.

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