One Word, Two Ways: DIRECTION
As you know, I like giving direction. Remember when we were little and I used to make us put on plays for the family? I would decide which nursery rhyme we would act out and who played what. You were the youngest and would play the baby goat or a star in the sky or something that required the least amount of lines and the most amount of cute. Was it fun for you, by the way? I don’t think I ever asked that. I was a passionate little director and then became more of a follower later in life. Maybe those tough teenage years beat the leader out of me. If only Tina Fey had written Bossy Pants a decade earlier, am I right? Anyway, as you also know, I started directing recently, and it feels really scary (as you can see on my face in the pictures!) but really, really right. I love taking the story that’s playing in my mind and articulating those pictures and feelings to actors and designers in my specific and truthful way, so that they see it and feel it too and become inspired to re-articulate it in their own specific and truthful way. It’s a game of trust and respect and it makes me feel like a kid again and also more grown up than ever.