Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
I struggle with language. I don’t trust definitions or labels. Words elude me – articulating a thought becomes a painful exercise for my brain. I often adhere too strictly to meaning, and can pinpoint when an idea I’m mulling over doesn’t quite fit the word I’m using to describe it. My workaround habit is tacking on less definite, open-ended phrases (“This is kind of…” “This might be…”) – the enemies of someone training to be a clearer, well-spoken leader.I am intrigued by messy human stories that can’t be told through realism alone. I seek truth through a more imaginative theatrical lens – one in which time, space, and reality work differently than what we experience in day-to-day life.
Peters, Andrew, "Breaking Surface: Unearthing Meaning in Jenny Schwartz's "God's Ear"" (2016). The Theatre School MFA in Directing Theses. 7.