Chris Popio




Chris was baptized in the swirling waters of the Trap Door in 1997 when he appeared in Deathwatch. Since then he has lent his talents on-stage and off to several productions including Big MotherLa RondeThe Fourth Sister, Smartphones, Blood on the Cat’s Neck and most recently, Cookie Play. While he has and does wander off to perform on other stages in and around Chicago, the Trap always seems to pull him back.

Originally form New Jersey, Chris studied writing (among other things) at the University of Cincinnati and has worked in Chicago as a writer of children’s books, animation and screenplays. His day job is photographing many of his fellow Chicago’s actors.

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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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