Theatre is about connection
And connecting transcends language barriers
I am currently living in the Philippines, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I thought that I would be stepping away from theatre while I focused on my volunteer work and continued writing in my spare time, but sometimes when you leap into the wild unknown you land in a dream you didn't realize was possible. I have been placed with an NGO (non-government organization) that creates theatre for social change. I work with youth advocates, from ages 15-25, to make theatre about issues ranging from bullying to the environment to human trafficking. They create plays to raise awareness about the issues impacting their community.
They inspire me every day.
I will be updating this site with stories specific to making theatre. If you would like to read stories about my experience as a volunteer, you can find them here.