Christmas in July

Here’s one from the vaults to help you with your upcoming “Christmas in July” beer binge. _____________________________________________________________________________ When TJ’s family asked us to bring beer to the family Christmas party, they sparked a debate about good beer. Mostly, the debate consisted of me complaining to TJ that his mother’s insistence that Molson was a “good […]

Akron Company featured in Cleveland Theatre Festival

Most theatres in the Akron-area shy away from controversial material, choosing to produce fare that won’t leave audiences demanding their ticket money back.  Heads Up Productions does just the opposite.  “Heads Up has consistently, since it’s founding, had a dark side and I think that helps shake people,” said Artistic Director TJ Jozsa. Our production, […]

Here Comes the Sun

Darkness swallows everything in its path – without exception. I see depression everywhere; my friends and neighbors, the economy, even the entire state of the nation seems affected. Perhaps it’s the weather. (Seasonal affective disorder [SAD] is particularly common in areas with little sunlight. And, in case you haven’t looked outside, the grey Ohio sky […]

The Impulse to Move

Before Benjamin and I ventured “on the road,” I had the opportunity to participate in one of New World Performance Laboratory’s Performance Ecology Workshops (PEW).  The universe, it seems, is always providing clues to your true ‘self,’ only by opening your awareness do these clues become visible.  The workshop helped reveal my innermost impulse – […]

A Happy Ending

As referred to in Managing Artistic Director Benjamin Rexroad’s essay, Theatre: An Actor’s Medium, Heads Up is an artist-centric organization – placing the actor at the heart of the creative process. The actor is charged with not merely discovering the form but filling it. Heads Up’s ensemble uses its training to instill a certain level of […]

A Moment of Crisis

Life is not scripted. Each moment is new, unique, different. Many people cling to routinely determined patterns, subconsciously believing repetition will keep them safe. But the only true constant is change, so why not embrace it? Change is not our enemy or our friend. Change simply is. Accepting the idea that change is a part […]

Freedom of Religion

I was raised, like most white males in middle class suburbia, in the Christian tradition. I was baptized a Methodist but converted to Catholicism at my Mother’s insistence (a ploy, I believe, to connect my father and me.) I’ll be honest, I learned a great deal about Christianity through the Parish School of Religion (PSR) […]

Heads Up Productions Critically Engages Audience

The theater company Heads Up Productions is verily turning heads with their thought-provoking shows. Heads Up Productions is a theater company based in Akron, Ohio. The company began from the combined dream of Benjamin Rexroad, the company’s Artistic Director, and TJ Jozsa, the Assistant Artistic Director of the company and Mount Union student. Heads Up […]

Assistant Artistic Director Interviewed for ‘Skeletons’

Take a listen to Mike and Ike’s All Star Summer Jamboree Episode 5 and catch the interview with the ‘Skeleton’s’ cast, including Assistant Artistic Director TJ Jozsa.  The interview is about halfway through Episode 5 but enjoy the entirety of the podcast and see what Mike and Ike have to offer. Here’s the link: ASSJam […]

Assistant Artistic Director is Recognized for his Work

After he graduated high school, our Assistant Artistic Director, TJ Jozsa, started his own theatre company.  Below is a story about his company, DRAMATIK.  They had one successful run of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  Following that story is an article that recently appear about him in the newspaper.  Look at how far our […]