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

I consider myself first and foremost a teller of stories. From words to drawings to theater and back the medium may change but for me the fundamentals somehow remain the same. I am never certain quite where it all will theme next, but I am looking to get back to writing and am currently working trying to write a play.

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

I love the feeling of history and connection to all the artists that have gone ahead of us. A few years back someone pinned the “Rawr” scroll from Midsummer to the shop wall after the season was over. When I came back in the spring there it was waiting like an old friend, reminding me that even as we come and go, we remain a part of this great community that stretches across space and time. Putting it into the context of that 50-year history just makes it even better.

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 going back in to our past and trying to see things through the lens of a different time.

Who inspires you and why?

I think the answer to that is always changing. Right now, I am inspired by my son who has been fighting his way through some pretty tough challenges. He is a never give up kind of person and I really admire him for that.

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

That’s a challenge because I feel like most of the people I would love dining with don’t have anywhere near the level of influence I want them to have. I would have to say definitely Ruth Bader Ginsberg for her willingness to give everything for public service. Ralph Waldo Emerson for his philosophies on living more authentically and Greta Thunberg for her perspective on today’s world. For a topic, definitely the Apocalypse.

What recent accomplishment are you most proud of?

I adopted a badly abused hurricane dog from Puerto Rico and after a year and a half he has started to actually trust people.

What’s your super power?

Problem solving.