Leslie Ruettiger


Leslie is honored to be part of the Trap Door family! Leslie graduated from Millikin University with a B.F.A. in Acting and unnameda double major in Spanish. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Trap Door credits include Vatzlav (Justine), The Woman Before (Tina), and Universal IMG_3913Wolf (Little Red). She has also performed with Broken Nose Theatre, The State Theatre, Redmoon, Lyric Opera, and Hell in a Handbag.

Leslie has taught and directed children’s theatre with Studio BE: Youth Revolution and is an associate company member with Broken Nose Theatre.

There’s even an innocent Cundegonde-like creature, known to the others as Justice, who ends up betrayed and battered. She’s played by the stellar Leslie Ruettiger, who nimbly negotiates both an achingly funny striptease and a pathos-laden denouement as the young daughter of an idealist academic (Mike Steele) – who unwittingly pimps her out.

The Chicago Tribune 




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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