BY: Karen Hartman
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

CAST: Kirsten Berman, Summer Chance, Julie Ganey, Michael Garvey, Kristie Hassinger, Valentine Miele, Beata Pilch, Christina Pronzati, Karolyn Shapiro, Dalia Zatki

Love to rape,
Dignity to slavery,
Madness to survival,
A classic story which speaks to the constant plight of women.

“They’ve tripped with TROY at the Trap.” 
-Catey Sullivan, Nightlines

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.

Karen Hartman graduated from Yale University in 1992 and will be receiving her M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. Other recent works include Tuesday’s Folly, Reproducing Georgia, Little Wimmin and No Second Troy. Her plays have been performed at Gaslamp Quarter Theatre (San Diego), Yale University, and Harvard University. Awards include the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Play Contest, the Warehouse Theatre One-Act Competition, and the Veech Prize for fiction at Yale College. Troy Women will be performed at the Yale School of Drama in January.

Opened: November 1996

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
New Resident Director: Monica Payne
and New Resident Sound Designer: Danny Rockett

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