“A theatre designer has to have an insatiable curiosity to find out about things, to know where they come from, and why.” - Pamela Howard, What Is Scenography?
My natural curiosity pushes me to learn more about the work I do, and the work of my colleagues so I can communicate better with them. Beyond pushing me to learn, this curiosity pushes me to grow and to be a Technical Director that designers and directors want on their productions. Through this study, I see my work as a craft. The craft must be constantly developed and it is by exploring this craft that the work, through perseverance and community, becomes a “noble and magical art”.
“The theatre demands of its craftsmen that they know their jobs. The theatre is a school. We shall never have done with studying and learning. In the theatre, as in life, we try first of all to free ourselves, as far as we can, from our own limitations. Then we can begin to practice “this noble and magical art.” Then we may begin to dream.” - Robert Edmond Jones, The Dramatic Imagination