ROAD TO NIRVANA
BY: Arthur Kopit
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

 

CAST: Sean Marlow, Aaron Boucher, Sarah Charipar, James Leary, Eric Johnson
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Beata Pilch
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Sarah Charipar
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Rita Vreeland
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Greg Wilk

“A cast willing to deliver the balls-out performance the material requires.” 
-Jack Helbig, The Chicago Reader

“At the apex of the madness is the gender ambiguous rock star Nirvana (Sean Marlow)…the piece is a creative corrosive shock.”
Highly Recomended by Catey Sullivan, New City

“watching these fine actors work their magic together is a real treat.”
-Jeff Rossen, Gay Chicago Magazine

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper
Michael is currently the Head of Acting at the Second city Training Center. He created this program almost nine years ago with the late Martin da Maat. He also was on the faculty of the United States International University of San Diego for 8 years and Artistic Director of the North Coast Repertory Theatre Conservatory in San Diego for four years. In Chicago, Michael was Artistic Director at the Boxer Rebellion Theatre and Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre. He has been a Guest Director and Instructor at Northern Illinois University over the past 7 years. He has directed over 80 productions in his career. His plays have received 9 Jeff recommendations, 7 Jeff nominations, 3 Jeff citations and 5 After Dark Awards.

Opened: November 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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