THE POSSESSED

1991 After spending a year adapting Dostoevsky’s epic novel, THE POSSESSED, with my collaborator Robert Lyons, I began rehearsal with a 14 person cast. About a week into rehearsal when we began the process of taking exploratory work and translating it into staging, I began to instinctually feel the space for the first time as…

MAD SHADOWS

1997. My dance-theatre adaptation of Canadian novelist Marie Claire Blais’ first work, MAD SHADOWS, was centered on an intelligent but ugly girl’s relationship with her hatefully vain and shallow family and her attempt to create her own better family.  I had been exploring using a gestural vocabulary in my work since 1991. But this project,…