It appears that I may don many different hats over the course of a year. Directing is my newest hat, and I have found that it fits most comfortably. It's funny just how different it is to be on the other side of the table. As an actor, my focus is narrow and, though I've always had an interest in directing, I never thought I'd have a complete enough vision to do so. When the director's hat goes on, however, the approach to the script changes. As an actor, each time I read the script I am looking for different clues about my character, my relationship to other characters, what other characters say about me, what I want, how I walk, who I am. As a director I read the script about a thousand times; each time I am reading it from a different angle and the vision, whether I thought I'd have one or not, starts to infiltrate my consciousness. As pre-production and rehearsals progress, that vision often becomes maleable as actors and designers bring their own interpretations to the table.