Helikon Rep was founded upon the ancient Greek idea that theatre must meet man’s need for communion, catharsis, dialogue and transformation. Fashioned from materials old and new, we awaken the power of ritual for contemporary audiences.

We believe theatre is a relationship. There are actors. There are spectators. Theatre is the event which occurs in the space in-between. We are committed to cultivating a space of dynamic transmission with our audiences and between our artists. With an understanding that relationships deepen with time and shared experience, we are a collaborative group that creates pieces through a substantial gestation process to form a repertory body of work.

CONTACT US AT: helikonrep@gmail.com


Ellie Heyman is a New York City-based director of theatre, film and live events. Her work is best known and celebrated for its athletic physicality and visually imaginative aesthetic. Ellie is the Artistic Director of Helikon Rep, the Creative Director of The Orbiting Human Circus with Julian Koster, and is is currently developing a radio play series, The Orbiting Human Circus of the Air, for NPR. Directing credits include: The Traveling Imaginary (Merge Records/The Orbiting Human Circus); Be Careful of Words (Helikon Rep); Our Lady (The Boston Center of American Performance at Boston University); Identify Theft (Bowery Poetry Club); Orlando (Roschel Performing Arts Center); Chaplin Play No. 1 (University of Chicago Summer Arts Incubator); Contents May Be Extremely Hot (Phalanx Theater); Tennessee Williams' The Two Character Play (EL2 Stage Works); togethercolouredinstant (Experimental Theatre Chicago); Flight (Manifest Theatre); Dead Letters: An Exploration of Uncle Vanya (Big Theatre); Big Love (Big Theatre); Border of Paradise (Big Theatre); The Yes! Yes! Valentine’s Day Show (Big Theatre); andThe Bar Show, a neo-burlesque performance that toured the bars of Chicago (Paper Crane Theatre).  ellieheyman@gmail.com


Cait Chiou's recent design and production work includes painting Drury Lane's Next to Normal (with Means of Production Chicago), costume design forWaiting for Lefty at Oracle Productions (Chicago), Next Theatre's production of Everything is Illuminated (Evanston, IL), painting Barnum at Mercury Theater (with Means of Production, Chicago), designing and making props for American Bacchae with Red Tape (Chicago), designing and painting scenery for The Music Tapes tour (NYC and East Coast), painting scenery for Bud, Not Buddy at Chicago Children's Theatre (with Means of Production, Chicago), painting Sita Ram (with Means of Production, Harris Theater, Chicago), painting a Michigan Ave. luxury brand's  Christmas window displays (with Means of Production, Chicago), painting Light Opera Works' production of Man of La Mancha (with Means of Production, Evanston, IL); creation, scenic and costume design for HelikonRep's production of Be Careful of Words (New York City), design and technical direction for The Rose Parade by the Body Project (Chicago and Italy), technical direction of Sixty Miles to Silver Lake with Collaboraction (Chicago), The Argument by Greg Moss with Interrobang Theatre Project in Chicago, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom with A.R.T. in Cambridge.  Cait Chiou earned a BA in theatre from Lake Forest College in 2008, and an MFA in Scenic Design at Boston University in May of 2011.  Cait has experience teaching at the high school and college level, and also in props artistry and carpentry.  Cait is the Charge Artist at Means of Production and happily resides in Chicago with her husband, Jonathan Chiou.  caitchiou@gmail.com


Mary Ellen Stebbins is an NYC-based lighting designer.  Her recent NYC credits include work with Sightline, Columbia Stages, Target Margin, Waterwell, Heiress, Royal Family and Ritual Theater; and her regional credits include eighth blackbird (tour), New Repertory Theater, Peabody Essex Museum, UCSD Dept of Music, Princeton University, and Interrobang.  She is the Resident Lighting Designer for Sightline Theater and former Lighting Director for Monica Bill Barnes & Co. She is also the Resident Lighting Designer and Co-Founder of Helikon Rep and a founding member of HOWL ensemble.  She received the 2011 USITT Barbizon Lighting Design Award and was a 2009 Hangar Theatre Lab Company Design Fellow.  Mary Ellen holds an MFA from Boston University and an AB from Harvard College.  mary.ellen.stebbins@gmail.com



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