BY: Dea Loher
DIRECTED BY: Michael Hoffman


CAST: Sharon Gopfert, Melissa Carlson, Tom Daniel, Maria Miller, Michael Daley

“Now in its U.S. premiere by the Trap Door Theatre, Tattoo is a family show only in the grimmest sense, It shows little but implies years of waking nightmares.”
-Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Tribune 

“In all, Tattoo is a wrenching piece, made all the more so by a director and a cast that are up to the demands of Loher’s horrific story”
-Catey Sullivan, Nightlines

While scratching at the epidermis of abuse and peeling away the scabs that cover their disturbing existence, a family reveals the disease that infects their love for each other.

Opened: May 1996

Congratulations Jeff Awards Nominees: Marzena Bukowska,
Simina Contras
and Danny Rockett

Trap Door welcomes
Associate Ensemble members:
Dennis Bisto
Abby Blankenship
Nate Cheeseman
Daniel Chenard
Bill Gordon
Henry Greenberg
Logan Hulick
Emily Nichelson
Benjamin Ponce
Kelsey Shipley


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"
Time Out Chicago recognizes Trap Door as one of the best storefront theatres in the city!

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