Forever's Gonna Start Tonight
There are only 6 more hours of Robot Club before it's gone forever. Have a friend you want to join? This is their moment!
We couldn't be more pleased to... Read more
Within 48 hours of opening, the robots are nervous about their debut...
Fortunately, our incredible set designer Lisi Stoessel has their backs.
The Final Countdown
With only hours to go, we thank you for your pledges, encourage you to get others to join, and offer you these special behind-the-scenes look at the Heddatronjourney so... Read more
To all you Loveborgs out there...
Happy Valentine's Day!
Sideshow, Heddatron, and The Robot Club
First Heddatron preview tonight!
Welcome to the Robot Club, all you recently joined friends of robots! It's a big day! We broke $4,000, have nearly 100 backers, appeared in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/us/11cncrobots.html...)... Read more
David Hyman, costume designer for Heddatron and part of the robot design team, hard at work on robots and other theatrical delights. If you see him, give him a hug!
My favorite movie robot
I love the little robot guy in the new Iron Man movies who keeps trying to help Tony in the workshop, but usually gets it wrong.Tony calls him "Butterfingers,"... Read more
Bet you thought there was no such thing, huh? Behold! Follow the link for highlights from the legendary clash between the Resistors and the Crushers in 2008. The commentary is... Read more
Snowpocalypse? Meet snow-eating robots.
Chicago is, indeed, experiencing a huge blizzard with howling winds, thunder, and lightning. Clearly, we need a fleet of these: http://dumpalink.com/videos/Snow-eating_robot-g6gg.html
Billy Bot Gets a Hand
Stu, one of our amazing robot engineers, helps Billy Bot get all adjusted to the Steppenwolf garage. It's important for robots to feel comfortable in their surroundings...
HAHA, SNL puns. Ahem. Hope you robot loving backers have had a good weekend! I have an exciting update: the first of the Robot Club sock robot dolls is finished!... Read more
40 wonderful robot backers!
Hello, friends-of-robots! You are fantastic! Thanks for helping build our robots for Heddatron at Steppenwolf. As thanks, here is a fun lesson in robots and storytelling from Heddatron'sdramaturg, Jeffrey... Read more
More robot-updated classic stories?
Ibsen's Hedda Gabler + robots= laughter, tears, and genius in Elizabeth Meriwether's Heddatron. If you ask me, we should add robots to more of the classics! Here, I'll start.... Read more
Sneak peek: robot operators!
The lovely Heather and Lea would win best support of robot performers in a non-equity show. If that were a thing.
Robot cuteness to conclude your evening.
Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy this robot report. Hold on till the end. Hold on until you meet Paro. A cuddly robots who looks like a baby seal. To quote the... Read more
A solemn message from Aunt Julie-Bot
Aunt Julie-Bot is extremely grateful to the new Robot Club members. When the Robot Club reaches $5,000+ and she is fully clothed, she will happily present herself more formally to... Read more
We broke $1,000! And robots in the news!
With all these robots on the brain, you can imagine my delight to find that Stephen Colbert is alsovery interested in robot affairs. It's a good thing our media... Read more
In honor of our 20th backer!
The video linked below, entitled How Our Robots Get Around, features nascent Heddatronrobots, well, getting around. We think it was inadvertently left off the Academy Award nominations announcement... Read more
Oh, my! I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to intrude. I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And, as a protocol droid, I find myself in the awkward position of having to... Read more
$555 seems an auspicious number...
You get a sneak peak a Robot Forest (under construction), where our robot friends will dwell!
In honor of five backers, a peek at prizes
For givers of $100 or more, look at these little guys! Yummy, and adorable!
One backer already?! Thank you!
Wow! Welcome to the Robot Club, you robot-loving backer! Here. This is Hans. He will be very excited by the new outfit your contribution will get him.