Everything I Am Becoming, I Already Am

The current projects folder on my new mac is full of half-written essays. Reading over these unfinished missives, it’s clear they are trying to say the same thing. Only that unalienable truth, that kernel of wisdom, is evasive– a mystery to my conscious mind, swimming just below the surface. Heads Up started as an idea, a […]

Episode 53: Trance Dancing with Demons

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Shannon Deets about her dissertation on trance dancing and altered states of consciousness. “People can have a religious HOME while being spiritually HOMELESS.” RANT: The Dark Knight Shooting – Learn to sit with yourself MOMENT OF ZEN: The Story of the Golden Buddha THE SHOW: Trance Dancing – Reaching altered states of consciousness […]

The Hardest Thing I’ve Done…

I trace the droplet of sweat from the center of my forehead and down the end of my nose to where it hits the floor. It gathers on my back, just below the waistband of my pants. My knees lock like twigs about to snap. I know I’m supposed to be doing something, but for […]

‘Savage Love’fest

I discovered Dan Savage when I was 12 or 13 and coming to terms with my sexuality. He was tucked away in the back of the local “alternative paper” that was given away on top of the magazine stand at my local library Hidden among ads for “erotic massage” and “tranny escorts” on the page […]

Episode 52: A ‘Double Edge’ Sword

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Kyle (formerly TJ) Jozsa, artistic director of Heads Up Productions, about his month training with Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts. “I wasn’t necessarily sure what we were doing, but I think that’s the best part– is not knowing… the unknown.” A Message from Zen (Buddhism, that is…) RANT: Name Changes […]

Christmas in July

Here’s one from the vaults to help you with your upcoming “Christmas in July” beer binge. _____________________________________________________________________________ When TJ’s family asked us to bring beer to the family Christmas party, they sparked a debate about good beer. Mostly, the debate consisted of me complaining to TJ that his mother’s insistence that Molson was a “good […]

Episode 51: Anatomy of a GenderQueer

This is the FIRST-EVER explict Heads Up Arts Radio. Not because we deem the material explicit, but because there are segments of the population who might be offended. And because some of the “surgery speak” might be a little yicky. (If you get grossed out by the plastic surgery shows on TV, you might want […]

“Finding Joe” is a Call to Adventure

When I was a teenager, any time it came up, I would tell people that I was my own hero. In fact, my favorite song was Hero in Me by Jeffery Gaines. My response was intended to be glib, full of winking narcissism. Eventually, that went by the wayside. As an adult, nobody asks you […]

New World Performance Lab’s Studio 2 Inaugural Production makes a Powerful Political Statement

“How can someone have teeth like that and still procreate,” asks a driver who has been taken hostage by the two title characters in the New World Performance Laboratory Studio 2 production of A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians. To be honest, this is a question I ask myself whenever I encounter couples where one […]

Heads Up Productions and 2012 Burners Without Borders Grants | Burn After Reading Magazine

  “A major staple in Burner culture, Burners Without Borders, has been assisting people internationally for the last seven years, by taking the Ten Principles off-playa and out into the world. We first wrote about Burners Without Borders in our article about Project Thunderstick, a team of Burners who flew to Japan after the 2011 […]