Mike Steele

 

Mike Steele is a proud new company member of Trap Door Theatre. He was most recently seen at Trap Door as Antonio in The Duchess Of Malfi.  Previous Trap Door credits include VatzlavCookie Play, and the international collaboration John Doe (Based on the texts of Madman and the Nun  by Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz, adapted and directed by Andrzej Dziuk, Guest artist from The Teatr Witkacy in Zakopane, Poland).

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   Other recent Chicago credits include Sight Unseen (Adventure Stage), No Beast So Fierce (Oracle Theatre), Matawan (The Ruckus), 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Strawdog), and Skriker (Red Tape Theatre).  Also a writer and director, his solo performance and original devised work has been seen at The Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Collaboraction, and The Chicago Fringe Festival.  Mike was the co-founder and artistic director of The Island Theatre (R.I.P.) and holds a B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University where he received The Greer Garson Award For Excellence in Acting.

Antonio in

The Duchess of Malfi

mike and Lynds

Cookie Play 

directed by resident director Kate Hendrickson

(Lyndsay Kane Truax left, Mike Steele right)

Leslie and Mike

 

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 Duchess of Malfi

directed by

Christopher Marino (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vatzlav

directed by Artistic Director Beata Pilch (left)

 

Mike Steele’s Antonio is heart-wounding

Aaron Hunt.  Newcity.  The Duchess Of Malfi.

Prestininzi does a fine job of ensuring his drama has bursts of playfulness.  And the comedic absurdity is primarily produced by Steele and Wisniewski.  The duo contrast their military thug personas with unexpected goofiness.  The two infrequently and impressively break into dance sequences . . . It’s these unexpected slapstick moments that lighten the very heavy subject matter

Katy Walsh.  The Fourth Walsh.  Cookie Play

agents Frank (Mike Steele and Carl Wisniewski) have the most room to play, yo-yoing from uptight caricatures of G-men to explosive three-year-olds trapped in adult bodies. They’re also the most fun to watch as they ricochet (physically and otherwise) through the show

Jackie Davies.  Theatre by Numbers.  Cookie Play


Congratulations Jeff Awards Nominees 2017: Rachel Sypniewski,
Victor Quezada-Perez
and "ARTURO UI Ensemble"
 

Trap Door welcomes
Associate Ensemble members:

Adam Huizenga
Sami Ismat
David Kaplinsky
Vic Kuligoski
Eddie Lynch
Josh Pennington
Christopher Prchal
Alex Stien
Alexander Trice
Nora Lise Ulrey
Kristin Davis*
(*Resident Stage Manager)

 

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"
News!
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