WORK | Theatre Writer
I am going to level with you.
I am not out to be the next hit Canadian performance.
I think, that itself as the goal, distracts from the whole point of it.
The pressures we allow to be put on ourselves internally and externally are insurmountable. They sit on us and tell us how unworthy we are and how our attempts are always going to pale in comparison to anothers.
Here it is:
I want to be so focused on honing my craft, creating true and resonating pieces of work that the distractions fall away. That I surround myself with what I need to be empowered enough to press in and keep on carving away at something I truly believe in.
I am pursuing characters whom I truly love and adore. I am their advocate and their biggest champion. I want to see them breathe in the mediums I have chosen for them and I remain hard at work bringing them into the place they need to be.
That is what it's about. Not the recognition, not the networking, the support or the lack thereof. It's about the voices that have been given life through the work and whom made it past the cutting room floor into a place of story.