Written by Patrick Meyers
Directed by Michael S. Pieper
CAST: Danny Belrose, Bob Rokos, Troy Lindsey, Myles Leevy, Rob Skrocki
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Ensemble
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Kevin Byrne
FIGHT CHOREOGRPHER: Danny Robles
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Peat Wollaegher
Whenever I go to Trap Door Theatre, I know I can expect the unexpected. This is a company determined to venture where other companies would fear to tread, and Feedlot is yet another strong example of how that fearlessness pays off in spades.”
-Jeff Rossen, Gay Chicago Magazine
“Trap Door is known for attacking complex, subversive works with gusto, and this production only adds to that reputation”
-Nick Green, The Chicago Reader
A macho Vietnam Veteran taunts a young college student and exorcises the nagging fear rooted in men.
A misfit cowboy avenges his sisters’ death by taking a feedlot hostage.
Two men’s haunting journey into a nightmare if manipulation, sex, and control.
Five guys, a grain elevator, and cattle.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper
Resident Director of the Trap Door Theatre, Michael S. Pieper has directed the critically acclaimed Sugar Down, Billie Hoak, The Boys of the Peggy August Club, Road to Nirvana, Some things you need to Know Before the World Ends (An evening with the Illuminati), Troy Women, Squat and the Jeff Recommended productions, Dutchman, The White Whore and the Bit Player, and Orpheus Descending. He also directed Captian Virtue and the Champions of Justice and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the Emerald City Theatre Company. Pieper holds an MFA in theatre from the United States International University in San Diego, where he later served as a professor of theatre. He also developed and ran his own acting conservatory at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in San Diego.
Opened: June 1999