Founded by co-artistic directors Carrie Heitman and Chad Lindsey in 2010, Hook & Eye develops original works of theater and explores new material in their tri-annual PlayLabs. Hook & Eye's 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/Chain in L.I.C); The Summoners, an impressionistic flip-book on the relationship between small-town America, large-scale corporations and the natural world (C.O.W./Lower East Side, 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 inherited feminine relationships and seldom-told American histories from the New Deal era. She-She-She has been developed through residencies at SILO, a workshop at New Ohio’s 2016 ICE Factory Festival, a work-in-progress reading at Dixon Place, and will receive a full production in spring 2018 at Brooklyn’s Mark O'Donnell Theater. Hook & Eye serves as the resident playwriting instructors at New York’s Professional Performing Arts School.


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.



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.



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.

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Members of Hook & Eye create the world of GOD IS A VERB at a workshop at Adelphi University

Members of Hook & Eye create the world of GOD IS A VERB at a workshop at Adelphi University