Headwall Theatre Company 

About

In mountain climbing

terminology, a headwall is a

region at the top of a cliff or

rock face that steepens

dramtically and often

represents the most difficult

part of the climb.

Headwall Theatre Company believes in treating a production just like a good climber treats a headwall.  When you get to the difficult part you work harder and believe in and trust the others involved in the challenge.  Then nothing can stop you. Headwall Theatre Company is dedicated to providing the Queens community with affordable high quality theatre by creating a home for actors to develop the courage to break down walls, take risks, and do the scary thing to achieve their full potential. A Message from The Artistic Director Michelle Pucci Orosz As long as you are following your passion with good intentions you will most likely end up where you are supposed to be. As a teenager, Dance was my life. Couldn’t get enough of it. One day, a dancer at the studio invited me to see her perform in our high school production of 42nd Street. She was playing Peggy Sawyer. I loved it. So I auditioned for and performed in all of the high school musicals until I graduated. With the encouragement of my high school theatre director, Jodi Davis, I went to East Carolina University to major in Musical Theatre. At ECU I performed in all the musicals and several dramas while at the same time juggling endless conflicts in order to minor in Dance. I was fortunate to have a supportive theatre program director, John Shearin.  After graduation, the road was the stereotypical cycle of rejection – acceptance – rejection culminating in the inevitable doubt we all experience. My shining light through all that was Matthew Corozine whose Meisner Training Program and encouragement was an inspiration. So next was the field of Fitness. After obtaining several different certifications and teaching several types of group fitness classes I worked (still do) as a Certified Personal Trainer. It is very rewarding because you can genuinely help people in need. Of course, I never stopped taking dance classes. Why did I always feel more positive after a dance class? Was there something missing? In 2017 our beloved theatre program director at ECU (John Shearin) passed away. Hundreds of his former students including myself attended a dedication for him at ECU in North Carolina. After sobbing endlessly I remembered how much he believed in all of us and how much his love of theatre touched and inspired everyone. Then it became very clear to me. What I truly love, and what I want to devote the rest of my life to is what I have always loved. Theatre and Dance. With it one can break down barriers, feel the emotional lives of others, express one’s deepest feelings, and open one’s heart. On stage, a lifeless costume on a coat rack becomes a reflection of the world around us because of the people who wear them and the others who assist them. I have come full circle.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate

way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is

to be a human being.” Oscar Wilde

  Michelle Pucci Orosz
Headwall Theatre Company 
 

About

In mountain climbing

terminology,

a headwall is

a region at

the top of a

cliff or rock

face that

steepens

dramtically and often

represents the most

difficult part of the

climb.

Headwall Theatre Company believes in treating a production just like a good climber treats a headwall.  When you get to the difficult part you work harder and believe in and trust the others involved in the challenge.  Then nothing can stop you. Headwall Theatre Company is dedicated to providing the Queens community with affordable high quality theatre by creating a home for actors to develop the courage to break down walls, take risks, and do the scary thing to achieve their full potential. A Message from The Artistic Director Michelle Pucci Orosz As long as you are following your passion with good intentions you will most likely end up where you are supposed to be. As a teenager, Dance was my life. Couldn’t get enough of it. One day, a dancer at the studio invited me to see her perform in our high school production of 42nd Street. She was playing Peggy Sawyer. I loved it. So I auditioned for and performed in all of the high school musicals until I graduated. With the encouragement of my high school theatre director, Jodi Davis, I went to East Carolina University to major in Musical Theatre. At ECU I performed in all the musicals and several dramas while at the same time juggling endless conflicts in order to minor in Dance. I was fortunate to have a supportive theatre program director, John Shearin.  After graduation, the road was the stereotypical cycle of rejection – acceptance – rejection culminating in the inevitable doubt we all experience. My shining light through all that was Matthew Corozine whose Meisner Training Program and encouragement was an inspiration. So next was the field of Fitness. After obtaining several different certifications and teaching several types of group fitness classes I worked (still do) as a Certified Personal Trainer. It is very rewarding because you can genuinely help people in need. Of course, I never stopped taking dance classes. Why did I always feel more positive after a dance class? Was there something missing? In 2017 our beloved theatre program director at ECU (John Shearin) passed away. Hundreds of his former students including myself attended a dedication for him at ECU in North Carolina. After sobbing endlessly I remembered how much he believed in all of us and how much his love of theatre touched and inspired everyone. Then it became very clear to me. What I truly love, and what I want to devote the rest of my life to is what I have always loved. Theatre and Dance. With it one can break down barriers, feel the emotional lives of others, express one’s deepest feelings, and open one’s heart. On stage, a lifeless costume on a coat rack becomes a reflection of the world around us because of the people who wear them and the others who assist them. I have come full circle.

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the

most immediate way in which a human being can share

with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”

Oscar Wilde

Headwall Theatre Company