WRITTEN BY: Franz Xaver Kroetz
TRANSLATED BY: Katharina Hehn
DIRECTED BY: Beata Pilch
June 22, 2006 – July 29, 2006
CAST: Carolyn Shoemaker
BEST THEATRE SET OF THE DECADE LIST BY NEWCITY.
Winner of “Best Performance” by Carolyn Shoemaker and “Best Production” in Performink’s “End of Year Round-Up” for 2006.
An extraordinarily private look into the life of one woman who in the course of an hour makes a decision that changes her life forever.
SET DESIGN: AJSKinney Freelance Artists, A. Joy Shoemaker and Billy Kinney
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Beata Pilch GRAPHIC DESIGN: Michal Janicki
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Franz Xaver Kroetz is a German playwright, director, and actor. He wrote such plays as Game Crossing, Stubborn, Stallerhof, and Working at Home. After joining and then leaving the Communist Party, he wrote the plays The Nest, Through the Leaves, and Mensch Mier.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Beata Pilch founded Trap Door Theatre in 1994. Originally from Chicago, she holds a BFA in Acting from the United States International University in San Diego and a MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She had the honor to graduate as a magna cum laude from both universities and was later awarded the Prestigious Alumni award from CalArts. Pilch found Chicago’s Trap Door Theatre in 1994 and still presides as its Artistic Director. She has directed and performed in over 80 Trap Door productions and has toured abroad annually with the company to France, Romania, Hungary, Poland and was the first US theatre company ever to perform in the Republic of Moldova. In 2015, Beata created a sister company, Trap Door International, which produces out of Barcelona, Spain.