I am a science-minded theater maker. I'm a dog person, but some of my favorite humans are cat people. I like new ideas, exploring new places, and bringing people together for a game of 1000 blank white cards.
Random facts about me: I went to a physical theater / mime school in Paris, I have worked as a Lego Robotics teacher, I am a lover of animals and the outdoors, and I've toured the world as a puppeteer.
On the muppet spectrum I'm somewhere between Kermit the Frog and Gonzo the Great.
For the past 3 years I've made my living as a theater-maker (creator, director, performer) I have a company based in NYC and another company based in Norway. That said, NYC is where I grew up, where my family and friends are and where I spend most of my time.
I think often about balancing my creative career with financial stability, as I would to be able to support a family in the not-so-distant future.
When I'm not working intensely on a project, I'm teaching myself to write code, catching up with friends, doing yoga, or working on home improvement projects.
TV: Steven Universe!
Theater: Beckett, Martin McDonough, Sara Ruhl, Chekhov and Tom Stoppard.
Music: Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, They Might Be Giants, The Magnetic Fields, The Decemberists, Raymond Scott, Gillian Welch, Regina Spektor, David Byrne, Iron and Wine, Bluegrass, New Orleans Jazz.Making music with friends.
Books: Currently reading: Behind the beautiful forevers
Additionally: I love the Russians: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gogol. Also Kafka, Italo Calvino, Stanislaw Lem and Kurt Vonnegut. 100 Years of Solitude, Lolita, Blindness.
And: Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Le Petit Prince, The 13 Clocks.
Willing suspension of disbelief
Games with friends
How to make our arts economy work
What if each day when you go to sleep your consciousness dies, and is replaced with a new consciousness with the same memories, but also only lives for one day? How would we even know?