DEATHWATCH
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


Congratulations Jeff Awards Nominees 2017: Rachel Sypniewski,
Victor Quezada-Perez
and "ARTURO UI Ensemble"
 

Trap Door welcomes
Associate Ensemble members:

Adam Huizenga
Sami Ismat
David Kaplinsky
Vic Kuligoski
Eddie Lynch
Josh Pennington
Christopher Prchal
Alex Stien
Alexander Trice
Nora Lise Ulrey
Kristin Davis*
(*Resident Stage Manager)

 

Congratulations to our amazing Danny Rockett for recent Joseph Jefferson Award - Original Music in a Play for "How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients"
News!
Time Out Chicago recognizes Trap Door as one of the best storefront theatres in the city!

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