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

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