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"Assisting is really useful. I think it's really worth it to see how other people work, to be able to sit in the rehearsal room and not have to be always in there and doing it."
"The best time to get involved with these programs is when you've directed enough that you have encountered specific problems you just don't know how to handle. Being part of someone else's process teaches you what to do and what not to do."
"I came very distinctly from downtown experimental theatre. I anticipated and worried that Juilliard would be like going to theatre church, that somehow focusing on text would impede my visual sensibilites. It ended up being one of the most artistically freeing experiences of my life."
"You are trying to sell yourself and your ideas to a particular organization. There is some real benefit in going through that process, as difficult as it is, because as a director, that's what you find yourself doing over and over again in real life."