BY: Jean Genet
DIRECTED BY: Andrew Cooper Wasser
CAST: Michael C. Estanich, Mark Makers, Steve Meyer, Chris Popio, Bob Rusch
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
COSTUME DESIGN: Andrew Cooper Wasser
SET DESIGN: Andrew Cooper Wasser
STAGE MANAGER: David Nicksic
“Trap Door director-visual designer Andrew Cooper Wasser and his young cast find an intriguing and effective balance, turning realistic mannerisms of movement and speech into stylized gestural rituals.”
-Albert Williams, The Chicago Reader
Three young criminals share a cell in maximum securtiy prison, each struggling for mastery, each playing deadly games of deception and control, locked in a vicious surreal dance of execution and death.
In his theatre, Genet’s characters play being themselves, struggling to be themselves, trapped in a dream they rebel at, but cannot end.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Deathwatch is one of Jean Genet’s first plays ever written. It was scribbled on the back of paper bags while doing life in prison.ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Andrew Cooper Wasser resides in LA where he has appeared in numerous TV shows and films. He has a BFA in Theatre from the California Institute of the Arts and previously directed Blood on a Cat’s Neck at the Trap.
Opened: January 1997