"I’ll be honest, this whole idea of being an emerging artist drives me crazy.
- It assumes that I am working in some liminal space—some pre-professional netherworld, between intern and real live theater maker.
- It allows my work to be undervalued—literally. In the time-money continuum, emerging artists tend to donate their time and spend their own money on their project.
- It implies that there is someplace—some magical, legitimate theater place I need to emerge to in order to matter. At the end of the day this idea of being an emerging artist puts the emphasis of my work onto a place that I have to get to to be considered accomplished, rather than looks that the work I am currently doing as accomplishments in and of themselves."