What inspires me?
This is a hard question to answer in any succinct way. I am inspired by a lot of things. It just depends on the day, or even the time of day. For example, right now at 8:32 a.m. I am inspired by my coffee. It’s hot, wakes me up, and gets me ready for the day. I find it very inspiring.
Here is a brief laundry list of some of the things that inspire me:
- Good art
- Smart and interesting people
- The supply room at Theatre Action Project
- A good conversation or argument
- Books (mostly books for children)
- My wife
- The kids…
And it is the last one, that inspires me when I am at my lowest. Their ability to play and imagine and their willingness to share that with other people can change the course of my day. When a student tells you a story, creates a tableau or just smiles, to me, that’s it. Its why I do what I do.
What inspires you?