Don't be fooled by Dilworth's quiet personal style. He fills his productions with energy, inventiveness and striking imagery. We discovered him directing his own script as artistic co-director of Belltower Theatre: the SummerWorks hit ma jolie, an imaginative look at Picasso and his cubist art.
He's both written and directed other pieces, including Prodigy, part of Convergence Theatre's Autoshow. That collaboration led to his becoming a Convergence artistic associate, directing The Card Trick as part of the memorable Gladstone Variations.
But as proof that good artists only get better, his last directing project, the SummerWorks success If We Were Birds, touched the heart and mind in a special way. Part of the reason for that gripping quality is the director's warmth and generosity in collaborating with actors and designers. He has a vision, but his working method in tackling a complex and difficult script is to share the creative process rather than dictate its results.