I remember being a kid sitting in a crowded school auditorium, breathlessly watching as Molly Brown—adrift on a sea of dry ice mist—fires a signal into the night. The shot rings out across the silent audience and for a moment all our faces glow red in the light of the flare. My breath catches
in my throat, time seems to stop and I let out an unconscious “Wow,” utterly lost in a moment of theatre magic.
Today as a developing artist—and are we ever finished developing?—I approach each new challenge with that child in mind. I live to create those small moments of breathless “Wow,” not necessarily for children, but for the child in each of us; that inner space of innocence that can still revel in the magic of make believe.
Since that first glimpse of Molly's lifeboat, my work has spanned opera, theatre, musicals and events, but the goal remains the same.
I am a designer, and the whispered “wow” is my stock-in-trade.