Episode 59: The (Beck and) Call of the Wild

Host Benjamin Rexroad and Producer Kyle Jozsa discuss Boy Scouts, the primordial sound and the power of silence. “There are a lot of irregular people who come down these steps.” ZEN MOMENT: 
 No Zen story but we do have maracas! THE SHOW: The day Kyle does not wake up…he’ll be dead Blending Conversations OM: […]

Two Steps Forward

When does Work begin? When the hammer hits the nail’s head? When the first bead of sweat drips from your face? Does it begin before the work begins? Since training with Double Edge this summer, questions like these have left me pondering for hours. Therefore, when asked to write an essay expressing the importance of […]

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 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 […]

New World Performance Lab’s Studio 2 Inaugural Production makes a Powerful Political Statement

“How can someone have teeth like that and still procreate,” asks a driver who has been taken hostage by the two title characters in the New World Performance Laboratory Studio 2 production of A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians. To be honest, this is a question I ask myself whenever I encounter couples where one […]

Heads Up Productions and 2012 Burners Without Borders Grants | Burn After Reading Magazine

  “A major staple in Burner culture, Burners Without Borders, has been assisting people internationally for the last seven years, by taking the Ten Principles off-playa and out into the world. We first wrote about Burners Without Borders in our article about Project Thunderstick, a team of Burners who flew to Japan after the 2011 […]

The Curious Case of Benjamin Rexroad

“Don’t get it twisted: Akron is a creative place. And any town with enough artistic juju in the ether to produce Chrissie Hynde, Devo and The Black Keys has got to be incubating the next generation of brash, up-and-coming artists right this very moment. Enter Heads Up Productions and its plucky managing artistic director, Benjamin […]