HOOK & EYE THEATER:
Founded by co-artistic directors Carrie Heitman and Chad Lindsey in 2010, Hook & Eye is an ensemble of artists whose mission is to build inspiring, inquisitive works of theater that encourage new perspectives on foundational concepts. Full of joy, soul and musicality, our works have been called “rich, intelligent, funny,” and “a testament to the collaborative process of theatre making.” Original works include Fidgital Spring, a rhapsody of movement and mobile devices in homage to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (Figment Project/Governors Island; Stampede Lab/The Chain, 2013); The Summoners, an impressionistic take on the relationship between small-town America, large-scale corporations and the natural world (C.O.W., 2014); and most recently, GOD IS A VERB, inspired by the mind and myth of R. Buckminster Fuller (Actors Fund Art Center, 2015). The company is currently developing She-She-She, a performative examination of ancestral feminine relationships through rare American New Deal era histories. This original work is being developed through residencies at Adelphi University, SILO and a workshop at New Ohio’s 2016 ICE Factory Festival. Hook & Eye serves as resident playwriting instructors at New York’s Professional Performing Arts School, and was named a 2016 Artist of Choice by the Kevin Spacey Foundation. WHAT WE DO:
The mission of Hook & Eye is to build inspiring and inquisitive theater productions to embolden audiences of every age. We are committed to compensating our artists for their work, and offering low-or no-cost tickets to audiences and students.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
We believe in heavy cross-pollination among disciplines. We use an extended creative process which we believe yields memorable theater. We choose to write and devise as an ensemble because we believe that the whole is amplified by the combined talents of each artist.
HOW WE BUILD A PIECE:
We start with a snag, an idea that hooks our collective interest. Using improvisation, discussion, and research, we tug at the thread until we've found a story to unravel. Working with our writers, musicians and artists to focus our vision, we knit the moments together, add layers, and get the story ready for fastening with our audience. While the timeline of each project varies, it generally takes over a year to conceive, build, and produce each new work.
Here is a short piece on HOWLROUND about how we do what we do.
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