I've begun a project in Performance Ethnography...basing a one-person show on interviews and collected oral history. Slated for a Feb 2008 perfomance, I begin rehearsals in Aug of 2007. The process has been both at the same time exciting and difficult. My work has always centered around the words of others, performance based upon real life events. I love sitting back, listening to the words of others, especially around stories of personal strength and resilience in the face of inequity. Anna Deavere Smith has said, "Now, I made a decision early in my work that I really am not interested in writing about the kitchen table around which I grew up; I’m interested in finding out about others" and this is the driving force behind my creative work. I want to listen to all that can, from the words of others. It is here that my passion resides.

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