In both my actor training and directing, I am an advocate for racially and culturally inclusive work.  It is my strong belief that we enrich our understanding of each other by exploring and celebrating our unique contributions rather than ignoring them.  To this end, I practice color aware casting, either choosing works that are written to reflect the diversity of our world or setting classical texts in times and places which offer the same opportunities. I then include those historically accurate cultural journeys in the dramaturgy and rehearsal process, illuminating and incorporating marginalized narratives.