THE HOMOSEXUAL, OR THE DIFFICULTY OF SEXSPRESSING ONESELF

Written by Copi

Translated by Anni Lee Taylor
Directed by Beata Pilch

Opened May 2000

“The Homosexual deconstructs the sex drive by reversing genders, expectations and logic.” 
– Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Reader

CAST: Nicole Wiesner, Michael Matthews, Gary Sugarman, Patrick Brennan, Matt Murdock

LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Imma Curl
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Lorraine Moquay
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alex Present

In Copi’s funniest play, full of sexual fantasies and sex changes, a young Mme. Garbo plans her escape from the wolf-infested Russian steppes and from her mother.

Sex, in it’s most forbidden colors, tears through Russia in bad wigs and spiked heels.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Copi is an Argentinean playwright, designer, cartoonist, and writer. Writing in French, his plays are set on the borderline of reality and delirium, historical fact and imaginative interpretation of events. Copi’s plays have minimal stage direction, so they can be produced according to the styles of different theatres. He has written such plays as Eva Peron, La Pyramide, La Coupe du Monde, and Le Frigo.

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.