Non-negotiables: Why You Must Say No

10th Oct 2016

If you’re in it for the long haul, if you want to do more than survive, it’s imperative to learn when to say no.

The Gift of Creative Community

21st Dec 2015

Guest blogger, Melissa Bergstrom, gives some helpful tips to consciously develop a supportive and challenging creative community. (Holiday Trees by Annie Spratt, cc) It’s mid December already (despite the lack of...

Failure: You Can Count On It

24th Jan 2015

You're going to have one of those days, when everything goes wrong... You can count on it. But I have the panacea. No, seriously, I do.

You Are Your Business… And More.

21st Jan 2015

But here's a truth that set me free, and I offer it to you: There is only one you. You are all of your identities.

Enough Stats!

24th Oct 2014

After reviewing yet another study showing the effectiveness of the arts, shared across social media platforms in a desperate attempt to say "We matter!"... I shout, "ENOUGH!"

The Anatomy of Rebelling

16th Oct 2014

We yearn for the adrenaline that comes with high risk and passion.  An electrical current that zaps an audience when you blatantly rebel.   But, ironically enough, memorable rebellion has...

What Fuels Success Is…

29th Sep 2014

Your success rate is based on need. So, this is a plea to dream, to care, to need!

Home: Where You Grow & Let Go

20th Aug 2013

Love to all those who daily embrace creating and letting go.

Tiny Experiences, Big Impact

09th May 2013

Today, in one of our Creativity Labs, a short inspiration led to a tiny experiment and became a big success! How tiny can you make this moment?

Rainbow Feathers – Developing an Idea

26th Jan 2013

It started as a handprint. But with a flip of his wrist he moved on to the ‘riskier’ idea. “What are you doing, Griffin?” I ask. “I need rainbow feathers.”...

Plus Points to Failing

01st Oct 2012

Whenever you get concerned or frightened of failure, listen to Paul Simon’s Graceland. Listen and know that this Grammy Award winning album would never have happened if Paul Simon had...

An Artist’s Impulse – The Gates

29th Sep 2012

Christo's The Gates. True answers are within. Provocations come from interaction. The process & the product are interdependent.

Tapping into Your Childlike Instincts

12th Sep 2012

“I began to think of children not as immature adults, but of adults as atrophied children.” K. Johnstone “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once...

Artist Statement

14th May 2012

I am a revolutionary who believes in one’s potential not one’s past. I am digging deep, following arts’ roots to the source of humanity... Read more...

Master Class video – 2011 Actor Devised Theatre

16th Jan 2012

Last summer Episcopal School brought Creatively Independent in for a Master Class week of Physical Theatre.  It turned into a joyous adventure of actor devised work exploring the themes inside...

Teaching as an Art Form and a LAB

29th Nov 2011

The classroom, rehearsal hall or lab is where one must try anything and everything for the sake of the exercise or tool to be explored... Read more...

Summer Explorations in Dance & Theatre – MFA explorations

12th Oct 2011

An educational romp through Berkshires' art in the summer... ... Read more...

A Living Study – MFA essay

20th Sep 2011

This is just another clear example of how the seemingly individual threads of my life – work, motherhood, marriage, art – are woven into an intricate and ever-changing pattern of me. Which makes me question are any of us truly individuals? Even inside ourselves, there are many selves. Are we all tiny communities built out of tinier communities, all trying to focus on a common goal?

What am I watching: the performance or the performer?

09th Sep 2011

A critical essay on a strong individual’s exploration inside the dance world. Read more...

Bearing Witness – MFA work

07th Sep 2011

To observe without judgment, to help by not helping at all Staying, listening, recording... Read more...