What fuels your impulse to make creative work?
The body of my work in the theatre, I hope, accumulates a kind of ongoing performance of inquiry that operates as an Invitation—to as many people as possible—to consider what we mean to be as citizens of the world that we ourselves create—together. Within my own inquiry as a theatre-maker, I continue to wonder where the ‘stage’ begins and ends, about the myriad creative forms that constellate it, and the intimacy that may be held there. I’m inspired to keep making by other makers, by their facility to live inside the ambiguity of creation, by the rigor of imagining something is there until it is, who proceed—together—anyway. I’m excited by some of the alternative structures people are building across the world that propose entirely new modes of social relations between people. And I’m perplexed by the fact that in most cases artists are not essential to this making. Plato’s proposal to exile dramatic poets from the ‘ideal state’ still purrs away inside us. I want to build marvelous Invitations with people that open new considerations for ways that art and the artists who make it might claim a newly oriented relevancy in making the world.