Max Truax

Photo Credit: Joe Mazza at Brave Lux

Trap Door credits

  • No Matter How Hard We Try
  • The Balcony
  • They Are Dying Out
  • Hamletmachine
  • No Darkness Round My Stone
  • A Couple Of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians

Resident Director

Max Truax (he/him/his) has been a Resident Director at Trap Door since 2008. For Trap Door, he has directed many critically acclaimed productions. He served as the Artistic Director of Oracle Productions from 2011 to 2016. His production of The Mother received 7 Jeff Awards, including awards for “Best Production”, “Best Adaptation”, and “Best Ensemble”. In addition to Chicago, Max has directed for multiple stages in Los Angeles and at the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He studied visual art, performance art, and choreography at Oberlin College and he received his MFA in theatre directing from California Institute of the Arts. Max currently serves as Artistic Director for Red Tape Theatre.