Episode 49: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Podcast

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews University of Akron student director, Dan Ward, about the upcoming production of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. “If no one stands up and takes charge, nothing gets done.”     The seed of hatred: Stop Chet Walken (@Walken4GOP)     Dan’s directorial debut – Episode 33: Directing 101     Joss Whedon, Neil Patrick Harris […]

Episode 48: Awareness Through Movement

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Terence Cranendonk, the only authorized Awareness Through Movement teacher in Akron. “The ability to learn is infinite.” Special thanks to our friend and supporter, Dennis Bully and why it should come to Akron Mark your calendars for May 7th Do I hear a familiar voice? (HINT: Listen to HUAR Episode 10 […]

Episode 47: Making Robyn Cooper Cry

Host Benjamin Rexroad talks about the school shooting at Chardon High School followed by an interview with improviser Robyn Cooper. Recording on Leap Day – that extra day to tie up loose ends The world is watching Northeast Ohio Making Sense of School Shootings Changes coming to headsupproductions.net and HUAR (Let us know what you […]

Episode 46: Rick Santorum’s Google Problem

Host Benjamin Rexroad discusses Big Box, politics, tribalism and more with special guest and ex-HUAR host TJ Jozsa Heads Up actors as social scientists It only took 17 takes to get this episode right Big Box and Burning Man Special shout out to…Benjamin Rexroad!? You can thank Nici Romo when you see Benjamin running down […]

Episode 45: Commedia dell’Akron

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Wendy Duke, (Drama teacher at Miller South), who’s Commedia Troupe has teamed up with New World Performance Laboratory to host an afternoon of Commedia workshops on Saturday February 25th from 2 – 5pm at the Balch Street Theatre. Commedia dell’Arte – a family form of theatre Commedia is improvised, slap-stick comedy […]

Episode 44: Big Box, Week 7: “Chaos Theory”

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Cat Kenney, writer for Chaos Theory. The longest pre-interview interview ever (From Kierkegaard to drugs and back again) Fractal science as a metaphor for theater What the heck is a Mandelbrot set? YouTube it! Cartoonist, teacher, world traveler…she even does her own stunts Vampires should read more Cat may or may […]

Episode 41: Big Box, Week 4: “The Negro Perkins” and “The Art of Social Graces”

Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Lisa Louise Langford and Jennifer Sandoval, guest artists in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Big Box Series. The Negro Perkins Set in a “pest house” in 1898 in a fictional town in Georgia What happens when you’re sitting somewhere where every corner is just potential gloom and doom? The thrill of being a […]

Episode 39: First Night Akron 2012

A special First Night Akron edition of Heads Up Arts Radio! Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews guests about their 2012 First Night Akron experiences. (This episode was edited from over 3 hours worth of material!) Makaya Sean Dameka Isaiah & Justin Owen & Vince Vince Leah & Chris Michael & Melina Vanessa Jennifer John Vincent Stephanie […]

Episode 38: First Night Akron – Donald Peoples

A special First Night Akron edition of Heads Up Arts Radio! Host Benjamin Rexroad interviews Donald Peoples, the man who designed the 2012 First Night button. How Donald was chosen to create the First Night button Donald’s background in the arts (including a coloring book) Donald’s inspiration for the First Night Button & people’s response […]

Episode 36: Young Actors Studio

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa interview Elyse Romano and Angela Hoppes from Young Actors Studio in Hudson. “My whole purpose with Young Actors Studio is to elevate students through the performing arts.” From the living room to productions: A brief history of Young Actors Studio Who are Elyse and Angela? Everything at YAS is […]