The Whale; or, Moby-Dick

Enter the Belly of the Beast...

A fundraising campaign for Horse Head Theatre Co.
Houston, Horse Head is at it again! We've got a crazy awesome project in the works -- a "whale" of a tale -- something that only HH has the "dick" to do. Our venue is extraordinary, our design is explosive and our story is inspired; but to do it right, we need a hand!

WATCH OUR VIDEO at the bottom of page, or  
CHECK OUT our Project Blog and AWESOME website HERE

IMAGINE: a GREAT white "whale" on the banks of Buffalo Bayou

This baby is 44' wide x 22' tall... we ain't foolin' around...

Your generous donations will be used to fund:

  • The design: projection, sound, lights & crazy awesome scenic design. etc.
  • Security: protecting our equipment from the elements and meddling hands/the Kraken
  • Air conditioning: we want you to be cool and comfortable, but it's PRICEYYYY

Horse Head will be posting pictures and video of the design and install as it develops - so YOU will get to see your donation hard at work, in real time -- so make sure you "LIKE" us on Facebook and check out our website for updates! Won't it be cool to say,  I (literally) made this possible ???

So, show us some love, give what you can -- and be rewarded with crazy AWESOME art, some sweet Horse Head booty, and that warm squishy feeling of knowing you're helping out a friend.

Don't forget: ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE! 501(c)(3), baby!


This new work by Philip Hays, Timothy N. Evers and good ol' Herman Melville invites YOU to enter the belly of the beast: Moby-Dick. Get swallowed!

The premise: Philip, a hapless actor, has been swallowed by a whale. To forestall his impending digestion, he entertains the monster with a quick, dirty and spectacular retelling of the sea beast’s favorite whale tale. Will he make it through all 135 chapters of Melville’s tome? Or does ol’ Big-Dick have a different ending in mind?

What makes this project extraordinary?

  • WHALE is a destination experience unique to Houston: located on the banks of Buffalo Bayou, a hop and a skip away from Minute Maid Park AND the original Ninfa's in 77003;
  • WHALE's got A GIANT GEO DOME venue;
  • WHALE throws YOU, chum, overboard for a unique and captivating HH experience;
  • and WHALE is a Houston-made work: locally sourced, farm raised, organic and sustainable! Our collaborators include: Clint Allen, Brett Anders, Logan Sebastian Beck, Bryan Ealey, Timothy N. Evers, Philip Hays, Eric Hester, Kevin Holden, Mat Kubo, Jacey Little, Andrew J. Love, Leah Short, Troy Stanley, Raa’Shane Tansiel, Robert Thoth and Yezminne Zepada!!!
We have been working overtime to raise 30K for WHALE -- and we are well on our way! HH has the support of countless artists, local organizations AND an international corporation...

As of 5/19/15, WHALE's underwriters include:THANK YOU, HOUSTON!

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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!