Trap Door credits
- Lipstick Lobotomy
- Stand Up! Fight Back!
- Fantasy Island For Dummies
- Cookie Play
- 12 Ophelias
Resident director Kate Hendrickson (she/her/hers) joined Trap Door in 2005 and specializes in premiering new plays by radical American playwrights. She is originally from Chicago and received her BA from Bennington College.
Kate brings such beauty and precision to her direction that I think of what she does as live sculpture moving into oil painting, water color, and then sculpture again – ancient and modern at once. She instills in the actors a core truth that has many entry points.
Playwright Ruth Margraff, Splash Magazine
Hendrickson’s direction is a delightful flurry of constant motion. In her extremely inventive staging, there is always something eye-grabbing to watch.
Paul Kubicki, Stage and Cinema
Kate Hendrickson’s staging is so striking …that I would’ve been transfixed under any circumstances.
Tony Adler, Chicago Reader
Directed by Kate Hendrickson with great sensitivity and a sense of true emotional wildness, the production is as beautiful and richly haunted as a Modersohn-Becker painting.
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times