The Pillowman

Heads Up Productions is performing Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman.  Performances are Thursday, July 7th through Saturday, July 9th at 8 pm and Sunday, July 10th at 2 pm.  Tickets are $5 and available at the door.  Reservations can be made online or by calling 330.990.5138. Ben Brantley from the New York Times called The Pillowman, […]

A Woman of My Word

The process of The Pillowman is different than anything I’ve ever experienced.  We’ll read through a scene, discover our character’s objective and perform it unmemorized—striving only to achieve that objective at all costs.  Then we’ll reread through the scene, add in points we have to hit and perform the scene again.  We do this until […]

The Only Duty of a Storyteller…

Recently I attended a workshop with Mythologist Michael Meade.  It was entitled, “Initiated Soul, Awakened Self.”  The workshop involved drumming & songs, stories and moments of deep, intense communion.  It struck me how closely our work as a theatre company coincides with his work as a mythologist. This shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Western theatre […]