Human Head Performance Group, the new theater company from the creators of The Truck Project, will premiere its first full-scale production in February 2016, at The Brick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as part of the Brick Resident Artist Program.
Inspired by the 18th Century French novel Voyage Around My Room, in which the author Xavier de Maistre wrote a travel journal of his forty-two days under house arrest, Due to Events follows the ups, downs, strange turns, and mental excursions of a modern woman—our Hero—who is bound to her own home while awaiting a court date that may never come. She has little to occupy her but a world-traveling Lawyer who writes letters he never sends, a house cat who writes plays she can’t understand, and a guard who swears he’s listening to everything she says into her government issue Squirrleophone.
With an incredible cast and crew—and your help--the creative team that brought you The Truck Project is excited to bring their unusual aesthetic to the most unlikely of places, a theater.
Eric John Meyer's work has been developed or presented by Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Flea, IRT, PRELUDE, Dutch Kills Theater Company, Caps Lock Theatre Company, and The Brick Theater. He is a co-founder of The Truck Project and Human Head Performance Group.
Featuring Ben Beckley, Laura Campbell, Anne Gridley, and David Skeist.
- Scenic and Costume Design: Sara C. Walsh
- Lighting Design: Simon Harding
- Sound Design: Chris Chappell
- Stage Manager: Kate Shelton
- Production Manager: Liz Neilsen
- Line Producer: Marcus Swift
Our Kickstarter campaign is just one part of our fundraising drive that includes grants, patron support, and institutional giving. The money you pledge here will go toward publicity, set, props, and costumes.
- Publicity $2,200
- Set $2,000
- Props $500
- Costumes $300
We can't thank you enough for your support. And look forward to showering you with rewards at the level of your choosing.
Risks and challenges
After years of producing smaller scale work in a truck, and working separately on numerous productions in actual theaters, we feel confident in making this show the best it can be.
Our biggest challenge is making sure we have enough time to spend on the project as artists. The more funding we get, the more rockstar administrative, marketing, & production support we can get, and the more time we can spend as writers and directors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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