Horse Head Theatre Co. 2018 Campaign

Horse Head Needs Some Lovin'!

A fundraising campaign for Horse Head Theatre Co.

Horse Head needs your help.

To make 2018 better than ever before, we must raise $5,000! This is only 6% of Horse Head’s 2018 budget - but this last bit is CRUCIAL!!! 

By supporting Horse Head Theatre Co. today, you'll allow us to keep our main stage ticket prices low ($20 general admission); keep our staged readings FREE; and contribute directly to our 2018 vision.

This year, Horse Head's programming focuses on human relationships, female protagonists, musically-charged stories and diversity onstage -- we ONLY produce visceral art with a purpose. Horse Head Theatre Co. strives to inspire empathy and engagement. Let us tell you a story.

Show us some lovin' today with a donation large or small, every bit counts!

What you’ll be funding today:

Horse Head Theatre Co.

2018 Season

Four Houston Premieres: Two Staged Readings & Two Main Stage Productions


Staged Reading on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 8pm - Chelsea Market Theatre (CTC)

You wanna know what the future looks like? Samantha does. Seventeen, maybe pregnant and hopelessly alone, Sam can’t fight the feeling that a dark force is pushing her towards disaster. Her dad means well but is literally (and figuratively) asleep -- her big sister doesn’t mean well and isn’t apologizing for it - and her boyfriend? He’s got a bright future that does NOT include Sam, or their hypothetical unborn child. Then Sam meets Hudson, a Satan-loving heavy-metal wannabe musician, who seems to understand her pain -- and more importantly, shares her crippling sense of impending doom. Clouds gather, lighting strikes and heavy metal rocks in this daring new musically-charged play about the void in all of us.

Playwright Mark Schultz wrote this story based on a bold, strange premise: “...what would it be to write a play that wasn’t about the Devil, but somehow was the Devil?” Curious what that means? Let Horse Head show you this July.

WE’RE GONNA DIE by Young Jean Lee

August 15 - September 1, 2018 at 8pm - Various Houston Venues

Young Jean Lee’s WE’RE GONNA DIE is somewhere in between a play and a concert. With an open-mic night vibe, performer Alli Villines shares a collection of real-life stories about tragedy, isolation and mortality; that alone in-pain feeling we all experience, often more than we’d like to admit. But tonight, you’re not alone. With disarming candor, Alli brings us together through song. This life-affirming concert is about the one thing we all have in common: WE’RE GONNA DIE -- a thought that becomes ironically comforting, if we embrace it together.

WE’RE GONNA DIE will be presented at nine unique, Houston concert venues. Catch the show at your favorite music spot, including Fitzgerald’s Houston, Grand Prize Bar and many more!

ADVANCE MAN by Abe Koogler

Staged Reading in October 2018 (at a super secret moonbase location)

Bear Creek is a small, sleepy town; but when rumors spread that the President is coming, the townsfolk spring to life. Marcy, the local paper’s summer intern, is determined to break the story -- but try as she might, no one can answer to the who what when where and how of the President’s arrival, and certainly not the why. But when Marcy meets Advance Man, a mysterious suit who may or may not work for or against the President, Marcy suspects she’s been asking the wrong questions.

Ripe with experimental language, movement and absurdism, ADVANCE MAN is a new dark comedy exploring what it means to be a politically-engaged American.

THE FLICK by Annie Baker

Houston Premiere from November 30 - December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm - Houston Warehouse Studios 

WINNER: 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2013 OBIE Award & 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

In a run-down movie theater on the brink of folding, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen.

With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, THE FLICK is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

As you can see, 2018 is packed full of Horse Head flair! This means more new and strange locations, more off the wall experiences, more more more more MORE!!! And it’s all for you. But, we need your support.

The donation you make today will directly fund:

UNIQUE VENUES: security officers to supervise you boozin’ it up, weird permits so we don’t get arrested, upgraded bathrooms for your *ahem* bathroom needs, and of course, rent!

ARTISTS' PAY: amazing actors, daring designers, cunning choreographers, musical musicians, and extraordinary talent!

ADMINISTRATORS' PAY: on point stage managers & crew; inviting publicity, helpful customer service, and dedicated design assistants & interns (YAS! We want to pay our youngest team members)!

DESIGN:  heavy metal, creative costumes, projection/lighting/sound equipment, MISC surprises and all things theatrical!


How we’ll thank you for your hard earned cash:

$25 - "Devil's Advocate" Level - Your name listed on our website as a badass 2018 HH Supporter.  

$50 - "Life Line" Level - A BIG "thank you" shout out on Facebook & your name listed on our website as a badass 2018 HH Supporter.  

$75 - "Mr. President" Level - Your name on a GIANT donor board showcased at every 2018 HH event -- and also a BIG "thank you" shout out on Facebook & your name listed on our website as a 2018 HH Donor.  

$100 - "Best Picture" Level - One 2018 HH Season T-shirt, your name on a GIANT donor board showcased at every 2018 HH event, a BIG "thank you" shout out on Facebook & your name listed on our website as a 2018 HH Donor.

$250 - "Winners' Circle" Level - Two Main Stage tickets to a production of your choice, Two T-shirts, your name on a GIANT donor board that is showcased at every 2018 HH event, a BIG "thank you" shout out on Facebook & your name listed on our website as a 2018 HH Donor.  

Horse Head Theatre Co. is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and is a proud participant in the Houston Arts Alliance Resident Incubator Program.

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About the Organization

Horse Head Theatre Co.

Horse Head Theatre Co.'s (HH) mission is to re-­energize Houston audiences with theatrically designed experiences using non­traditional methods and local talent.

Horse Head utilizes “found” and site­ specific spaces, producing events outside of traditional arts venues that further enhance our storytelling.

HH is committed to producing new and innovative works, providing theatrical experiences with explosive design elements, audience interaction, immersive environments and pre­-show “ritual” or “ceremonial” activities.

HH has received a number of awards including the 2016 Houston Press MASTERMIND award, annually recognizing individuals or organizations for their significant contributions to Houston’s artistic community, as well as the Houston Press 2016 “Best New Play” award for our original work, The Whale; or, Moby-Dick. HH is a participant in the Houston Arts Alliance CBI Resident Incubator Program and is funded in part by the Houston Arts Alliance on behalf of City of Houston.

Horse Head is a nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible: 501c3, baby!