Jean Ann Douglass is a playwright and artist whose plays include THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES, LADYCATION, and SOME EDITING AND SOME THEME MUSIC. Her work has been presented at Theater 511 (an Ars Nova Fling), PRELUDE'14, Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange, FringeNYC, New Orleans Fringe, and by Dutch Kills Theater Company.
Jean Ann is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, has been a visiting artist at Concordia University Chicago and Hamilton College, and has received artist residencies from MASS MoCA, The Brick, chashama, and The Field. She received an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media from Brooklyn College.
Eric John Meyer is a playwright and performer whose plays include KING MICHAEL, THE BROKEN UMBRELLA, and THE SISTER (****Broadway Baby). His work has been developed or presented by Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Vineyard Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Flea, Dutch Kills Theater Company, and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, among others. His play THE ANTELOPE PARTY will debut at Chicago’s Theater Wit in January 2018.
Eric is a member of the Actors Studio Playwright/Director Unit and a recipient of a Weingarten new play commission from Playwrights Horizons. He received his MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.
Human Head Performance Group is a company devoted to the theatrical co-creations of Jean Ann Douglass and Eric John Meyer. Their mission is to make work that is both human and heady: experimental work rooted in empathy, inclusion, and a sense of fun. They make work that poses challenging questions and features thematic snacks.
Their work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among other publications, and their latest play, DUE TO EVENTS, was called “terrific and very funny” by Culture Catch, who went on to explain that “if elements that would be at home in Kafka, Stoppard, and perhaps even Donnie Darko filtered through a cat with a hobby in jazzy performance art sounds like a fun time, it is.”
Jean Ann and Eric began their collaboration in 2010 with The Truck Project, a series of short plays performed for small audiences in the back of a rented moving truck (yes, the audience is in the truck with them, and yes this is all perfectly legal, at least in the States).