MELISSA R. RANDEL
"The original work I create is a response to what feels lacking in theater. I love when my brain is engaged, but not at the expense of the body. On the other hand, I love physical theater, but unless the heart is involved, I’m not moved.
As a theater-maker, I don’t believe in boundaries. I use dance and music when words fail, and visual artists to design sets and props. Nothing extraneous, nothing decorative, everything enlivens the world of the character, or it doesn't belong on the stage.
My values as an actor are simple: go deep, go wide, never stop rummaging, aim for truth, be fearless, guess.”
In both theater-making and acting, my goal is to unite the exquisite world of the body with the irreconcilable complexity of the heart."
Leap in the Dark Productions is a bi-coastal, experimental theater company. Collaborations unite visual and performing artists in revelation of the human experience onstage.
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