The Pillowman

Heads Up Productions performed Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman August the 4th through August the 7th of 2011.

Ben Brantley from the New York Times called The Pillowman, “Energizing…A blindingly bright black comedy.”  The play tells the tale of Katurian, a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state, who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of brutal child murders.  This production is an unflinching examination of the purpose of art and the nature of artistic responsibility.

Daring to explore new techniques, Heads Up created this show using The Method of Physical Actions.  The Method of Physical Actions was developed by Stanislavski, the father of modern acting technique, to enable actors to live truthfully onstage.

This technique helped the actors to create startling, immediate performances that sizzled in the August heat.  This production also marked Heads Up’s journey into mask work.

The Ensemble

Tyler Hodges
Brian Jackson
Rosilyn Jentner
Mitch Johanni*
TJ Jozsa
Benjamin Rexroad*
Amy Spencer
Antonia Villalon
Daniel Ward*
Kim Woodworth

*Denotes member of production team.

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