Nicole Wiesner

Trap Door credits

  • Occidental Express
  • How to Explain The History of Communism to Mental Patients (Romanian tour)
  • Regarding the Just
    Judith: A Parting from the Body
  • Blood on the Cat’s Neck
  • The Balcony
  • the word progress on my mother’s lips doesn’t ring true 
  • OVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE – A European Supper
  • First Ladies
  • Alice in Bed
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
  • The Fourth Sister
  • The Crazy Locomotive
  • People Annihilation or My Liver is Senseless
  • The Venetian Twins
  • Katzelmacher
  • Nana
  • Quills
  • The Shoemakers Automobile Graveyard
  • Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes
  • Baal
  • The Homosexual, (or The Difficulty of Sexspressing Oneself)
  • La Ronde
  • Bondage

Managing Director

Nicole Wiesner (she/her/hers) joined the Trap ensemble in 1999, and currently serves as the Managing Director. Some of her favorite Trap acting credits include First Ladies (dir. Zeljko Djukic, Joseph Jefferson Citation: “Outstanding Actress”); OVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE (dir. Yasen Peyankov); and the title roles in The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant; Nana (dir. Beata Pilch) and Alice in Bed (Director Dado). Regionally, she has appeared at the Goodman Theatre in 2666, directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley; Shining City directed by Robert Falls; and Passion Play, directed by Mark Wing-Davy (After Dark Award, “Outstanding Performance”). Other credits include Shining City at the Huntington Theatre in Boston; Passion Play at Yale Repertory Theatre and Epic Theatre NYC; The Book Thief (dir. Hallie Gordon), South of Settling (dir. Adam Goldstein) and Dublin Carol (Dir. Amy Morton) at Steppenwolf Theatre; Dying City (dir. Jason Loewith) at Next Theatre, Great Men of Science (dir. Tracy Letts) at Lookingglass Theatre; and Phedre (dir. JoAnn Akalitis) at The Court Theater. She can also be seen in Catherine Sullivan’s films Ice Floes of Franz Josef Land and The Chittendens (Tate Modern), and in her theatre pieces in Chicago, NYC, Lyon (L’Opera de Lyon) and Dijon.

  • The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey
  • Decomposed Theatre, Episode 5
  • The White Plague
  • The Old Woman Broods
  • Monsieur D’eon is a Woman
  • Phèdre
  • The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
  • Minna