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    Artistic director Beata Pilch:

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    Trap Door Theatre
    1655 W. Cortland Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622

    Where is Trap Door Theatre?

    – Hidden down a narrow walkway, next to a bar, behind a restaurant, on a side street in Bucktown is a black trap door that opens into the extremes of theatrical imagination. You could drive by it and easily miss this purgatorial paradise of the sublime surreal.

    Venus Zarris, Gay Chicago Magazine


    Trap DoorTheatre holds season general auditions in late fall in Bucktown. We hold invited-only callbacks for each production 3-4 months in advance of the show’s opening date. We place all public audition notices for Season Generals in PerformInk and League of Chicago Theatres. Headshots for our files are accepted year-round. Cover letters are appreciated. Please send your materials to the following address:

    Trap Door Theatre
    1655 West Cortland
    Chicago, IL 60622


    We accept directors’ proposals, accompanied by a resume, as well as resumes from scenic designers, stage managers, lighting designers, sound designers, and all other artistic and technical personnel at the address above.

    Become a board member

    We’re looking for a few theatre lovers to join our board of directors. Please contact Beata Pilch, our box office, or your message in the “contact us” form above for information.