Beata Pilch

Trap Door credits

Acting
  • Occidental Express
  • How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients
  • Sister Catherine / John Doe
  • Mother / the word progress on my mother’s lips doesn’t ring true
  • OVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE  — A European Tour
  • First Ladies
  • Mother / Me Too, I am Catherine Deneuve 
  • Mother / Horses at the Window 
  • Emma / Emma
  • The Crazy Locomotive (2005 in New York, Chicago, Romania)
  • People Annihilation
  • Katzelmacher
  • Nana
  • Quills
  • The Shoemakers 
  • Baal
  • Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes
  • Crazy Locomotive (2000)
  • Pre Paradise, Sorry Now
  • Killing Game 
  • Mother / The Mother
  • Bremen Freedom 
  • Fever Dream Cocktail
  • Dad’s Ham
  • Troy Women
  • Blood on the Cat’s Neck (1996)
  • Orgasmo Adulto Escapes from the Zoo
  • The Gnadiges Fraulein
  • Aria Da Capo
  • Dr. Faustus
  • The Inevitable Crunch Factor
  • Ivona, Princess of Burgundia
  • Bird Bath
  • Dr. Grun / Mad Man and the Nun

Artistic Director

Artistic director Beata Pilch (she/her/hers) founded Trap Door Theatre in 1995. Originally from Chicago, she received a BFA in acting from the United States International University-San Diego and an MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. Find more information about her and the history of the company here. 

Pilch’s favorite line from a Trap Door production:

Tornado Babelberg is my maiden name!”—The Shoemakers

Credits (continued…)

Directing
  • 25/25 (festival)
  • They 
  • Vatzlav
  • Blood on the Cat’s Neck (2013)
  • The Unveiling and Dozens of Cousins
  • The Unconquered
  • Eva Peron
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
  • Request Program
  • The Fourth Sister
  • Crazy Locomotive 
  • Garden of Delights
  • Katzelmacher
  • Nana
  • The Architect and Emperor of Assyria 
  • Quills
  • The Shoemakers 
  • The Homosexual, Or The Difficulty of Sexpressing Oneself 
  • La Ronde
  • Crazy Locomotive (2000)
  • The Mother
  • Woman Behind Bars