Episode 35: April Helms – Special Products Editor

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa interview April Helms, Special Products Editor for Record Publishing’s weekly, regional newspapers. “You can find very good quality theater at a community theater.” April is “Special Products Editor” not “Entertainment Editor” April covers theater, dance, art shows, book reviews and a myriad of other things How April decides what […]

Episode 34: Leadership U[niversity]

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa discuss their search for a one-on-one mentor to participate in the Theatre Communications Group Leadership U[niversity] grant. *Disclaimer: Benjamin is terrible at pronunciation and butchers several names throughout this episode.  Apologizes all around. “When it’s ‘it’– I’ll know.” The Leadership U[niversity] grant awards $75,000 to 6 early career theater […]

Episode 33: Directing 101

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Josza discuss the University of Akron’s Directing 1 class presentation. “By teaching people to critique, you are giving them that point of view.” “Is it possible to teach directing?” A question from Anne Bogart on her monthly blog “What do you do in directing class?” A question from TJ during […]

Episode 32: Racism, Sexuality and Daybreak’s Children

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa interview Akron-native and playwright John Dayo-Aliya at the Balch Street Community Center during rehearsal of his show, Daybreak’s Children. “My struggle in life has not necessarily been being gay or black…it’s been more so being both.” Daybreak’s Children deals with racism, sexuality and crack addiction John got the idea […]

Episode 31: On the Road, Episode 11: Wrap Up, Part 2

For 6 weeks, hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa traveled across America.  This episode is a post-trip retrospective discussing “why the West is best.” “Did we just break up with Akron?” Postscript to On The Road, Edition 10:  Eat slowly! Vastness of the West = Vastness of the Soul An infinite expanse of stars Sunrise/Sunset […]

Episode 30: On the Road, Episode 10: Wrap Up, Part 1

For 6 weeks, hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa traveled across America.  This episode is a post-trip retrospective of the most important things the duo learned while living on the road. “We all have stupid little things that we do that drive our partner bonkers.” How to “deal with” your partner Yes, and… Breaking down […]

Episode 29: Daybreak’s Children

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa interview Actor, Director, Playwright and Producer India Burton. “We can’t ignore the fact that they have scripts on the stage.” Daybreak’s Children by John Dayo-Aliya explores the black experience in present day America.  But it’s a story that surpasses cultural boundaries.  Sammie, the oldest child and only son, has […]

Episode 28: Clear Gold Audio & Lighting

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa interview Christopher Pepe, the President (and owner) of Clear Gold Audio & Lighting.  Recorded, on location, at Christopher’s new office space on Maple Street in Akron. “Building it from the ground up, there’s no baggage; it’s a clean slate and I love that part.” Email: podcast@headsupproductions.net Buying a business […]

Episode 27: Occupy Akron

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa discuss the growing Occupation. “…Talk to each other.  THAT’S how you build a community.” Heads Up Productions proudly supports this democratic movement. We do not speak for the movement.  We only speak for ourselves. A new direction for Heads Up Productions: Silent Dance Party (Heads Up’s Performance Art Piece […]

Episode 26: On the Road, Episode 9

Hosts Benjamin Rexroad and TJ Jozsa take HUAR “on the road” and across America.  During the next 6 weeks, they will be uploading short podcasts chronicling their adventures.  Episodes may include interviews, musings and discussing life on the road. “Benji, get the stick out the whale and c’mon.” San Francisco:  The end of the continent […]