Rachel Sypniewski

resident costume designer

La Bete


Nicole Wiesner as Madame Irma Photo by Michal Janicki

Rachel M. Sypniewski is so thankful to have found a creative home at Trap Door. Rachel has been a free lance designer in Chicago since 2000 working on about 150 shows in that time.  Other companies she has worked with include CityLit, Oak Park Festival Theatre, Infamous Commonwealth, Will Act For Food, Promethean, Trap Door, Open Eye, Strawdog, Vitalist, Rasaka, the Factory, Infusion and New Leaf. She also has worked on shows with St. Patrick’s High School, Indiana University Northwest, and the Chicago Academy for the Arts. Rachel is  a company member with The Factory and Infusion. More info at www.rachelsyp.com. Much love to Robb, Bailey and the cats.


Jeff Awards 2015Antonio Reduced

Chicago Reader names Trap Door Theatre as runner up for Best Off Loop Theatre Company! Best of Chicago 2018

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

Trap Door welcomes
New Resident Director: Monica Payne
and New Resident Sound Designer: Danny Rockett

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