QUILLS

WRITTEN BY : Doug Wright
DIRECTED BY : Beata Pilch

Opened: January 2002

“Marvelous Work….Highly Recommended”
-Brian Nemtusak, The Chicago Reader

“The most visually interesting and creative show in quite some time…Intense, lively, fast-paced and never dull.”
-Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

CAST: Beata Pilch, Sean Marlow, Wesley Walker, John Gray, Nicole Wiesner and Michael McEvoy
Musicians: Carl Wisniewski, Rob Szymczak , Juliusz Dobsiesz
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
COSTUME DESIGN: Beata Pilch, Imma Curl, Sean Marlow
SET DESIGN CONSULTANT: Joey Wade
SET DESIGN AND DRESSING Merje Veske
STAGE MANAGER: Paul Lopez
SOUND OPERATOR: Jay Jones

QUILLS 
Doug Wright’s world-renowned play Quills explores the Marquis de Sade’s heroic efforts to continue writing his infamous diatribes against church and state when the Chareton asylum masters confiscate his quills, parchments, and eventually, limbs. A must-see masterpiece!

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: 
Doug Wright’s plays include The Stonewater Rapture, Interrogating the Nude, Dinosaurs, The Rorschach Child, Lot 13: the Bone Violin, and a musical: Buzzsaw Berkley.Productions of Mr. Wright’s work have appeared at the Yale Repertory Theatre, the WPA Theatre, and Lincoln Center Theatre, among others. Television credits include pilots for producer Norman Lear. He received a bachelor’s degree in art history from Yale University in 1985 and an MFA in playwrighting from NYU in 1987, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Originally from Texas, he currently resides in New York City.

Quills


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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