Hallowed Ground was a piece I directed with The Dirty Blondes (thedirtyblondes.org) in an effort to dig around ideas of dreams and money and where happiness fits in the balance of the two. Artistic Director and Curator Ashley Jacobson presented me with texts from Death of a Salesman and The Glass Menagerie as well as excerpts from a book, the Occupy Wall Street manifesto, and numerous quotes from the Facebook favorite Humans of New York (HoNY). The process was pseudo-devised, as the actors and I played with the text in the room to examine themes and narrative and ultimately created the chronology of the piece. It was also fairly deconstructed in the sense that the casting was at times gender appropriate to magnify the ludicrousness of previous perception or gender/race/age inappropriate to very specifically draw attention to double standards and not usually thought of interpretations. We also played with form through use of simultaneity, change of actor(s) within one scene, separating single scenes throughout the piece to create an episodic nature, and a through line of movement-based 'music video' pantomime set to music that paralleled a day in the life of a New Yorker.