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 PLAYWRIGHT:
Patrick Meyers is an American playwright. He has written such plays as Feedlot and K2.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper has been developing and teaching his method of acting in the Midwest and west coast since 1988. Michael headed up the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center for the last 22 years. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the United States International University of San Diego where he also was on the faculty for eight years. He was the Artistic Director of the North Coast Conservatory Theatre in San Diego, the Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre and Artistic Director of the Boxer Rebellion Theatre, both in Chicago. Michael has directed over 98 productions and acted in over 40 productions.
Opened: June 1999