The Missing Statement

Someone once said ‘if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans’ and upon the daunting task of writing a ‘Mission Statement’ such quote springs to mind.

So we thought best to reflect on various comments made from previous productions: case-by-case. Hoping for an insight on reflection/ in retrospect of our journey so-far and that we could clarify what we set out to achieve in moving forward ...







In light of such comments, we would like to decline the burden of having a mission statement-- we think we'll leave that one for the grown-ups. At it’s best, HST  has been a revolving line up, a production line constantly borrowing and stealing from like-minded artists ... Keeping the process fresh, gravitating to material that feels right ... at that time. Working with lovers, haters, partners in crime, people that rub us up the wrong way ... in the right-kinda way.

For now,  we would like to just keep moving forward -- ‘faking it till you make it’ - (Whatever ‘Making it’ means)




Sometimes a phony-baloney actor will hoodwink the public for decades, but the actors we really revere aren’t kidding around when they act. They suffer. Part of what we are paying to see when we go to the theater is suffering. We want to see actual suffering. There’s a certain Christ-like thing going on—the actors are suffering so we don’t have to? - Tony Kushner

Leave your eraser at home - Anonymous

Never serve wine before the time - Anonymous

Cool is dead... Long live detail - Anonymous


People are heart and soul... The rest is fluff - Anonymous


When ironing a shirt, forget the part that tucks into your pants. - Anonymous


Those who say don't know. Those who know don't say - Robert DeNiro


It’s a weird balance of paying the dark elements but trying to keep the light in - it screeches to a halt sometimes - which I think is great music or any media for that matter -- where these moments are moving up into the light but also scraping the bottom of the barrel - Josh Homme

People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want. - David Mamet


Some symbolic, some metaphoric, some melancholic, all alcoholic. - Anonymous


Reality and mystery need to be of equal size . - Anonymous


Art is theft - Picasso


Technology connects you with everyone you’re not with, and disconnects you from everyone you are with - Steven Speiberg


Sometimes you gotta forget your head and grab your balls - Michael Douglas (Black Rain)


Find whatever you love and let it kill you - Bukowski


Nobody sees anybody truly, but all through the flaws of their own egos - Tennessee Williams


You can't join the dots looking forward, you can only join them looking back - Steve Job

Brighter the lights ... darker the shadows - Mike Tyson

The biggest room ... is room a improvement 

Anyone can play. The note is only 20%... The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80% - Miles Davis

The way you do anything is the way you do everything - Tom Waits


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