Stuff We’re Making

Current Performances & Events

I Know You Are But What Am I?

I Know You Are But What Am I? is a work in progress, based on Haymaker’s explorations of the Federal Budget in 2012. The piece is working toward a late 2013 finish as part of a Network of Ensemble Theaters Exchange Grant.


The Elektra Project

Is this a tupperware party? Is that girl singing opera in the kitchen? There’s blood everywhere… Haymaker explores Elektra in a new adaptation. An American family. Bad dreams. Retribution. And matricide.


Past Performances & Events

The Budget Show

The United States Federal Budget takes your money, divides it up unfairly, and then spends that hard-earned cash on frivolous things like missiles and food stamps. The United States Federal Budget connects you to me, responds to the needs of 313 million Americans, and remembers your grandparents’ greatest fears. The 2011 United States Federal Budget reported taking in $2.3 trillion, spending $3.6 trillion, and running a deficit of $1.3 trillion. Haymaker investigates.


A Very Merry Durham

Fullsteam and Haymaker teamed up to bring Durham the first annual A Very Merry Durham holiday hootenanny. In the grand tradition of outrageous holiday parties the world over, A Very Merry Durham reveled in the exuberant and absurd. A little comedy, a little contortionism, and a whole lot of fun, the show was emceed by Fullsteam’s “Chief Executive Optimist” Sean Lilly Wilson and featured acts selected through an open audition process.

And to top it all off, we made it snow INSIDE. Beat that, Santa.

When: December 16, 2011
Where: Fullsteam R&D Tavern, Durham, NC


Living with the Tiger

Five thousand. That’s the estimated number of tigers living in private hands in the United States. Three thousand. That’s the estimated number of tigers living in the wild worldwide. What makes so many of us want to own dangerous predators, and what does it say about the American psyche that we lead the world in tiger ownership?

When: October 20 – November 5, 2011
Where: Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, NC
Tickets: $12 – 17. Visit or call 919.682.3343.


Tigers vs. Mr. T, a Haymaker good time

With $3 Fullsteam beers in hand and Mr. T-inspired gold chains around your necks, you and friends mix and mingle at a goofy happy hour. “Tigers vs. Mr. T” will finally answer the age-old question of whether the 1980s cult star could best nature’s most fearsome predator in a cage match.

When: June 17, 2011
Where: The Pinhook, Durham, NC


a wake

Your presence is requested at a wake. In lieu of flowers, you bring your favorite dish to share. You are met with a mournful and joyous Irish wake where the guest of honor is the deceased. She joins you for the service, takes communion with you, and paces a bare room in search of lost opportunities. As she slips away into the afterlife, you are greeted with the dinner that you and your fellow guests have provided. You eat, drink, and enjoy the company of this intimate community of guests. And when you leave, you get a gift.

When: October 22 – 25, 2010
Where: Capitol Hill Townhouse: 1315 G Street SE, Washington, DC