A few weeks ago I was fortunate to join directors from around country at the Pasadena Playhouse for Directors Lab West. The Directors Lab is a program initially created by Anne Cattaneo at Lincoln Center and the DLW is mentored by that program.

It was a wonderful week of workshops, panels, and conversations over dinner with other early career directors.

While I made a lot of wonderful connections at DLW, the thing I’m keeping with me is the idea of finding your tribe. Make theatre with people who get excited about things just like you do. People who want to make the kind of work you do. People who challenge you and excite you to think in another way.