THE WHITE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYER
BY: Tom Eyen
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

CAST: Magica Bottari, Su Sazama
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Michael Pieper, Michael Garvey
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Peter Pietraszewski
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Vresna Grbovic

“Director Michael S. Pieper orchestrates the textually dense one-act with messianic reverence and meticulous attention to detail.” 
-Mary Shen Barnidge, The Chicago Reader

“Michael Pieper’s interpretation keeps the energy building scene after scene”
Gabrielle S. Kaplan, The Chicago reader

The White Whore and the Bit Player
SEX. FAME. ABANDONMENT. LOVE. DEATH.
A play about one woman who didn’t quite make it.
DOES THE NIGHTMARE END TEN SECONDS BEFORE DEATH?
The last moments of a woman’s life and the flashbacks that reveal her truth.

Opened: September 1996

Magica Bottari

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.


News!
 
Chicago Reader names Trap Door Theatre as runner up for Best Off Loop Theatre Company! Best of Chicago 2018
 

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

 

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