Max Truax

resident director

Max Truax has directed Trap Door’s productions of The Balcony, by Jean Genet, A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians, by Dorota Maslowska, No Darkness Round My Stone, by Fabrice Melquiot, and composer Jonathan Guillen’s original operatic interpretation of Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine.  His production of  A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians performed at the Fun Underground Festival in Arad, Romania and at the Bagatela Theatre in Krakow, Poland.  Max also directed Trap Door’s staged readings of Dorota Maslowska’s No Matter How Hard We Tried and Matei Visniec’s What Shall We Do With the Cello for the International Voices Project.  Other recent directing credits include A Dream Play for University of Illinois at Krannert Center and No Beast So Fierce, The President, The Mother, and Woyzeck for Oracle Theatre, where he is serving as Artistic Director.  Max studied visual art, performance art, and choreography at Oberlin College and received his MFA in Theatre Directing from California Institute of the Arts


Congratulations Jeff Awards Nominees: Marzena Bukowska, Simina Contras and Danny Rockett

Trap Door welcomes new company member
Aaron O'Neill and associate company
Denis Bistro
Abby Blankenship
Kate Cheeseman
Daniel Chenard
Bill Gordon
Henry Greenberg and
Logan Hulick

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

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