Make Believer

make

verb
form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create.

 

be·lieve

verb
accept (something) as true; feel sure of the truth of.
to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something

 

make-be·lieve

verb
pretend; imagine.

 

What exactly is a professional make believer? Well, quite simply – I like to tell stories and play pretend. What began as a way to make people laugh and be the center of attention has transformed into a passion for story-telling. I believe in the power of stories. Their ability to provoke, engage, entertain, and connect. Although I still love being the center of attention I’ve decided my control freak tendencies would be better served off the stage rather than on it.

Thus, I’ve become an enabler. In other words, a director and producer. I’m most passionate about new writing and devised work, but I also love the classics. I love playing pretend so much that I even have two degrees in it:  one from the University of Southern California (a BA in theatre and minor in Cinema) and another from Queen Mary, University of London (an MA in Theatre and Performance).

Playing make believe is how I make sense of the world around me. It’s also fun. So how about it? Let’s play.

 

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan