Written by Howard Zinn
Directed by Kate Hendrickson
Co-directed by Shane Oman
This production was recommended for a Joseph Jefferson Award.
October 18 – December 1, 2007
A fascinating look at the life of Emma Goldman, the anarchist, feminist, and free-spirited thinker who was exiled from the United States because of her outspoken views.
Cast: David Bettino, Kevin Cox, Gary Damico, Géraldine Dulex, Noah Durham, Jen Ellison, Carolyn Hoerdeman, Jason Huysman, John Kahara and Beata Pilch
SET DESIGNER: Ewelina Dobiesz
COSTUME DESIGNER: Beata Pilch
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Richard Norwood
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Michal Janicki
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Howard Zinn was an American historian, playwright, and socialist. Zinn described himself as “something of an anarchist, something of a socialist”. He is most famous for his book A People’s History of the United States. He has written such plays as Emma and Marx in Soho.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Kate Hendrickson is a resident director at Trap Door and has developed and sustained long-term collaborative relationships with several playwrights, steering multiple world premiere productions to critical and popular success. Together with Ruth Margraff and the Trap Door ensemble, she created ANGER/FLY which was recognized in the Chicago Reader “Best Of” edition as part of a Trap Door season presenting the “best string of theatrical stunners.” Other Trap Door credits include Cookie Play and Chaste and Beholder (Jeff Award for “Best New Work”, After Dark Award for “Best Original Music”). Chaste received “Best of the Year” nods in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Stage Review, and the Huffington Post. Hendrickson also directed Midwest premieres of Prestininzi’s AmeriKafka, Howard Zinn’s Emma (After Dark Award for “Best Ensemble”), and 12 Ophelias by Caridad Svich.
Benefit for Planned Parenthood!
In honor of the life, spirit and work of Emma Goldman, Trap Door Theatre donated all the proceeds from our October 26 performance of Emma to Chicago Area Planned Parenthood.