Episode 54: Be a(n Everyday) Hero

Host Benjamin Rexroad and Heads Up’s Artistic Director Kyle Jozsa discuss what it means to be an everyday hero. “I think with more and more actions, just like the one we performed today, that it would help some of those grumpy goblins put a smile on their face.” RANT: Two weddings!? First Grace as a […]

The Spirit is Willing, The Flesh is Weak

The summer I will always remember as THAT summer, was the summer of As Tall as Lions, Pabst Blue Ribbon and self-discovery. I was working as an assistant stage manager at a local professional theatre that was supposed to be a foot in the door to a lucrative cross-country career, had I not squandered the […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]