"Words are just a way we communicate. Images are a way we communicate. And I couldn't figure out why they had to be in different baskets."
"Katya digs trenches in Leningrad (Pantomime 7/I)," production still (2003)
"It was this horrific event that I found very compelling, which raised a number of questions- one of which had to do with cultural assimilation And I looked at the event as I often do in terms of its surrounding conditions...not to go to the musical itself or the Chechnyan or Russian situation, but to work with the novel as material I could project onto."
- Catherine Sullivan