Cast: Jenn Geiger, Juliet Huneke, Lo Miles, Tia Pinson*, Lolo Ramos, and Sarah Wisterman.

The production team includes Suz Evans (Set Design), Beanca Caniglia (Assistant Set Design), Emily Nichelson* (Costume Design), Anna Aguiar Kosicki (Stage Manager), Miguel Long* (Movement/Choreography), Richard Norwood* (Lighting Design), Ember Sappington (Dramaturg), Laura Nelson* (Marketing).

* Indicates Trap Door Company Member

About the Trap Open Series

Trap Open explores non-traditional forms of playmaking, while developing and giving voice to the next generation of groundbreaking theatre artists. In keeping with the promise to foster innovative forms of expression, Trap Door opens up its space to company members, as well as guest artists, to develop new work that exists outside the realm of a traditional theatrical run. These performances occur sporadically throughout the prime-time season as additional offerings during the week and late nights. Whether it is a workshop of a bold new play, a daylong performance installation, or a collaboration with artists from other mediums, Trap Open offers audiences thrilling, unexpected experiences while granting artists the opportunity to take risks that push their artistic practices to new heights.

Trap Door’s Trap Open Series Presents:



Written by Sophokles

Translated by Anne Carson

Directed by Anna Klos


June 7 – 15, 2024

Runs: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Run time: 45 minutes, no intermission

Admission: $15

Where: Trap Door Theatre is located at 1655 W. Cortland St.

Accessibility: Trap Door Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

Group tickets: Special group rates are available. For information, call (773) 384-0494 or email

Antigone, forced to bend to the will of a dictator, chooses to liberate herself from custom, gender roles, and a blind faith in politics. Anne Carson’s take on Sophokles’ classic play focuses on the universal language of grief, the righteousness of the individual versus a political machine, and the acceptance of one’s true purpose, reminding us that we do, in fact, have autonomy in this life.