The Unconquered

Written by Torben Betts

Directed by Beata Pilch

The Midwest premiere: November 2008

About a fiercely intelligent young girl and her relentless refusal of the establishment.

Cast: Tiffany Bedwell, John Kahara, Kevin Lucero Less, Beata Pilch

“The impeccable ensemble churns out the insanity with unflinching focus and impeccable characterizations. There is NOTHING natural about this production and the cast delivers the toxic artificial ingredients to bizarre perfection.”

– Venus Zarris, Gay Chicago Magazine

“A promising absurdist satire…” – Monica Westin, New City

“Amid superficially edgy dreck glimmer gems of the truly unexpected.” -Time Out Chicago 

“Recommended!” – Tony Adler, The Chicago Reader 

“Highly Recommended!” – ChicagoTheatreCritic.com

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Torben Betts is an English playwright. He has written many plays, such as The Optimist, Her Slightest Touch, The Swing of Things, A Listening Heaven, Incarcerator, and many more. Betts has been hailed as a successor to such writers as Sir Alan Ayckbourn and Howard Barker. His play, The Unconquered, was “Best New Play” in the 2006 Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland.

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.

CREW:

FILM: Carrie Holt de Lama
CHOREOGRAPHER: Lindsay-Rose Kane
DRAMATURGE: Milan Pribisic
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Gina Patterson
SET DESIGNERS: Andrew Holder & Ben Freyinger
COSTUME DESIGNER: Sir Iris Bainum-Houle
SOUND DESIGNER: Bob Rokos
STAGE MANAGER: Gary Damico
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Michal Janicki
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: Andrew Luckenbill