The Crazy Locomotive


August 2005

New York, USA


May 2007



Written by Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz

Translated by Daniel C. Gerould

Directed by Beata Pilch

Witkiewicz’ absurdist classic, The Crazy Locomotive, a macabre extravaganza of video, sculpture, hallucination, body art, dream sequences, industrialism and anti-fascist polemics was recently remounted as Trap Door’s touring piece. The Crazy Locomotive premiered in Chicago, enjoyed a run at The International New York Fringe Festival, and then came home to play a full run again in Chicago. In May of 2007, with a remounted cast, The Crazy Locomotive toured with two other Trap productions, Old Clown Wanted and Letters to the President, to Romania to perform in multiple venues.

Explore the Chicago Production

New York, USA Tour Cast and Crew: John Gray, John Kahara, Beata Pilch, Carolyn Shoemaker, Nicole Wiesner and Carl Wisniewski.

Romanian Cast and Crew: Greg Beam, Noah Durham,John Gray, Kim McKean, and Beata Pilch.


New York Tour, August 2005

The New York International Fringe Festival-Fringe NYC: A Production of The Present Company

August 23 – 27: The Theater at the Center for Architecture, New York City

Romania, May 2007

May 24: Arad

Fun Undergound Theatre Festival in Arad

May 27: Teatru 74, Targu Mures