1. Be an Actor's Director
Actors are a show's most valuable resource. It may feel as though your soul is on stage but it is the actor's voice that the audience hears, the actor's body they see. Bring your vision but cast artists whom you want to hear from, find collaborators.
Deanʼs actors appreciate her talent and intelligence, but also her respect for theirs. "Asae really takes care of her actors," says Salt and Sage vet Samson Syharath. "She never says no until we need to start shaping. Itʼs a really free and open experience."