Trap Door credits
- The Ugly One
- The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey (Chicago, New York)
- And Away We Stared
- Lipstick Lobotomy
- The White Plague
- The Killer
- 25/25 – Trap Door celebrates 25 years
- Old Woman Broods
- Monsieur D’eon is a Woman
- The Locketeer
- Occidental Express (European tour 2018)
- How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients (European tour)
- The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
Ensemble member Dennis Bisto (he/him/his) has been with Trap Door since 2016. He has bachelor’s degrees from Mckendree University and New York Film Academy. He is originally from Granite City, Illinois. He has appeared in over a dozen shows since joining the Trap Door Theatre community. Dennis received a Joseph Jefferson nomination for “Outstanding Performer in a Principle Role” for his work as Berenger in The Killer (dir. Mike Steele). As well as a nomination for “Best Ensemble” for the cast’s work in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (dir. Victor Quezada Perez).
This production rests mostly on Bisto’s shoulders, his performance alone is reason enough.. to check it out.
Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune (about The Killer)
(A) stunning performance throughout.
Nancy Bishop, 3rd Coast Review (about The Killer)
Dennis Bisto’s brilliant performance dominates Trap Door’s “The Killer.”
Karen Topham, Chicago On Stage (about The Killer)
Bukowska and Bisto deliver inspired performances, as surely Jeff-worthy as anything I have seen this season.
Bill Esler, Buzz Center Stage (about The White Plague)
Terrific turns in multiple roles from Dennis Bisto as the choleric King Louis XV and chauvinistic Rousseau…
Kerry Reid, Chicago Sun Times (about Monsieur D’eon is a Woman)
Sonneville and Bisto are excellent in multi-faceted roles…
Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Reviews (about Monsieur D’eon is a Woman)
Dennis Bisto is a solid Hippolytus, at once staunch and vulnerable…
Hugh Iglarsh, Newcity Stage (about Phèdre)
Bisto’s performance makes Hippolytus an easy figure to identify with.
Jacob Davis, Around the Town Chicago (about Phèdre)
Dennis Bisto in a snarling standout turn…
Dmitry Samarov, The Chicago Reader (about The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey)