Tiffany Joy Ross

Tiffany has appeared on Trap Door’s stage as Daughter/Isabel in Matei Visniec’s Horses at the Window directed by Radu Alexandru Nica, which gave her the honor of performing with Trap Door at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, the National Theatre of Romania in Bucharest and at the Tenth National Symposium of Theatre in Academe at Washington and Lee University. She appeared as Dolores in Trap Door’s critically acclaimed, New City Top Five Shows of 2008 No Darkness Round my Stone by Fabrice Melquiot. She received critical acclaim for her work as Elizabeth in Ken Pretininzi’s Chaste a the Trap and Ophelia #1 in Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine. Around Chicago she has appeared in City Lit Theater’s Twelfth Night as Viola (New City’s Top Five Shows 2008, Jeff Recommended), with Lifeline Theatre in The Island of Doctor Moreau as The Gentle One (Jeff Award Best Play, Best Production and Best Director in 2008). Other credits include work with New Leaf Theatre and Bruised Orange Theater Company. Film credits include work with acclaimed performance artist Catherine Sullivan as well as many others.

“Tiffany Joy Ross (Elisabeth Nietzsche) plays the prim sourpussed sister brilliantly. Ross is especially hilarious when deviating from the severity of her character to crawl on the floor or screech out her brother’s name.”
-The Fourth Walsh, Katie Walsh review for Chaste

“Nietzsche’s sister Elisabeth (Tiffany Joy Ross, in a comic tour de force) stalks through the house, buttoned to the chin in black and muttering imprecations against Lou (“dirty smelly monkey with false breasts”) like a homicidal version of Frau Bluecher in “Young Frankenstein.”
-Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune review for Chaste

“… Tiffany Joy Ross’ floor bouncing striptease is as potent as her powerful anger and regret.”
-Brian Kirst Chicago Free Press review for Horses at the Window

“This is in large part thanks to Tiffany Joy Ross who is brilliant as Viola…She does double duty; not only does she act the part, she acts the part of a character acting a part… playing a girl playing a boy; a fine line, maybe, but Ross walks it with ease….she sparkles in her scenes.”
- By Carrie Cleaveland for review for Viola in 12th Night at CityLit Theatre

“Ross’ tactile movement and facial expressions make it hard to watch anyone else when she’s on stage.”
-Kerry Reid, The Chicago Tribune review for Viola 12th Night at CityLit Theatre

“…powerful performances by …especially Ross as the epileptic and creepily mystic girl Marya anchor the production.”
-By John Beer review for Village of K with Bruised Orange Theater Company, TimeOut Chicago

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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