Max Truax

resident director

Max Truax has directed Trap Door’s productions of 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 reading of Matei Visniec’s What Shall We Do With the Cello for the 2010 International Voices Project.  Other recent directing credits include Brand (Red Tape Theatre Company), In the Jungle of Cities (Ka Tet Theatre Company)andWoyzeck, Ghost Sonata, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe: The Hairpin Turn, andTermen Vox Machina 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.

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

Congratulations to Trap Door's Kevin Cox, Rachel Sypniewski, and Danny Rockett for their recent Jeff Award Nominations for their work in La Bete and Cookie Play!

Trap Door Theatre welcomes new company member Casey Chapman!

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