Trap Door Theatre Presents:


(a staged reading)

Directed by:        Kate Hendrickson 
Produced  by:     Lyndsay Rose Kane.

Inspired by Howard Zinn’s A Peoples History of the United States and the Voices of The People’s History project, Trap Door Theatre presents: STAND UP! FIGHT BACK!A celebration of civil disobedience, past present and future. Featuring speeches, articles, and poetry from American political activists from 1800 to the present day, read by some of Chicago’s boldest actors.

Featuring: Madrid St Angelo, Casey Chapman, Rashaad Hall, Risha Tenae , John Kahara, Stephanie Shum, and Nicole Wiesner.

From black abolitionist Sojourner Truth, to Aids activist Vito Russo, to activists of today; voices of social justice inspire us to stand against racism, misogyny and hate and to fight for religious freedom, immigrants rights, women’s rights, lgbtq rights, freedom of speech and the rights of all people to live in a free and just democracy.

In solidarity with protesters all across the United State, join us for a night of celebration of these diverse and inspiring voices.

(Heartland Alliance works in Chicago to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. They provide a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs, immigration and justice – and lead state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society.)


A celebration of civil disobedience, past present and future.

January 15th 2017, 8pm

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

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