We accept new plays from playwrights looking to get their work seen. We do our best to read all the plays that are sent to us, however, since our script readers are comprised primarily of volunteers, we unfortunately cannot get to every piece of work that we receive. If we are interested in your play, we will contact you, so please do include all of your contact information with your script. No phone calls please. Please send your materials (no SASE necessary) to the following address:
Trap Door Theatre 1655 W. Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL. 60622 or send an email to Literary Manager Emily Lotspeich <>


Trap DoorTheatre holds season general auditions in late fall.
All auditions are at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 West Cortland in Bucktown.
We hold invited-only callbacks for each production 3-4 months in advance of the show’s opening date. We place all public audition notices for Season Generals in PerformInk and League of Chicago Theatres. Headshots for our files are accepted year-round. Cover letters are appreciated. Please send your materials to the following address:

Trap Door Theatre, 1655 West Cortland, Chicago, IL. 60622

Directing And Design Resumes. We accept directors’ proposals (accompanied by a resume) as well as resumes from scenic designers, stage managers, lighting designers, sound designers and all other artistic and technical personnel. Please send your inquiries to the following address:Beata Pilch, Artistic Director trapdoortheatre@sbcglobal.netTrap Door Theatre, 1655 West Cortland, Chicago, IL. 60622