We are born to create. Each of us is gifted with hidden gems buried deep within, and uncovering them is among the greatest of life’s joys. How we use our gifts determines our personal fulfillment and legacy. During our limited, precious time on earth, it is our responsibility to wholeheartedly work towards developing creative potential so we can grow spiritually, heal a deeply troubled society, turn pain into power, and cultivate gratitude. It is our responsibility to let our light shine.
As an artist, educator, and visionary, I do my best to look closely at systematic flaws that stifle creativity and combat human actualization. We are in cultural crisis. Societal values have created a breeding ground for mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and addiction. There is an ever present sense of lacking. We continuously struggle to keep up with unreasonable expectations in an effort to avoid shaming messages from our communities at large. Science has discovered a relationship between social media and the rise of narcissism and decline of altruism. While humans are now more technologically connected than ever, we are the least connected in our daily lives, and such isolation leads to despair, sloth, and apathy- all enemies of the creative spirit.
Taking action towards health and wellness individually and socially requires us to actively express ourselves and consume art that nourishes our soul, challenges our thinking, and helps us connect to each other and the world.
Theatre, among the greatest and most collaborative of art forms, proactively combats subconscious self sabotage, loneliness, and ignorance through the practice of empathy, discipline, vulnerability, catharsis, innovation, and education. Theatre offers an immediate connection to the human spirit. It is a profoundly important part of civilization, and we are thrilled to begin bringing a professional and educational company to Dripping Springs.
“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.” -Kurt Vonnegut
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau
“The theatre is a spiritual and social x-ray of it’s time.” -Stella Adler
“The formula of happiness and success is just being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.” -Meryl Streep
“The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Steve Jobs
“Theatre is a form of knowledge; It should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” -Augusto Boal
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” -Oscar Wilde
We hope you will join us in creating an environment that nurtures artistry and performance for the young and young at heart, right here at home. Dripping Springs not only deserves to be enriched by a residential theatre company, but requires one to continue the expansion of its universal consciousness and ethical progression. Take part in the magic and support Meteor Theatre & Art House in any way you can.
OUR GREATEST FEAR
it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.