Rachel M. Sypniewski

Trap Door credits

Costume Design
  • Mother Courage and her Children
  • Joan and the Fire
  • Princess Ivona
  • Medea Material
  • The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey
  • Queen C
  • And Away We Stared
  • Decomposed Theatre
  • Lipstick Lobotomy
  • The White Plague
  • Love and Information
  • The Killer
  • 25/25 Festival
  • Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo)
  • THEY
  • Occidental Express
  • Into the Empty Sky
  • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
  • Phèdre
  • Fantasy Island for Dummies
  • No Matter How Hard We Try
  • How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients
  • The Duchess of Malfi
  • The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls
  • The Universal Wolf
  • The Woman Before
  • La Bête
  • Cookie Play
  • Regarding the Just
  • Vatzlav
  • Judith: A Parting from the Body
  • Blood on the Cats Neck
  • The Balcony

Resident Costume Designer

Rachel M. Sypniewski  (she/her/hers) loves having an artistic home at Trap Door. Other companies she has worked with include Music Theater Works, Porchlight, Goodman, Oak Park Festival Theater, Broken Nose, Black Button Eyes, Jackalope, The New Colony, Emerald City, Lifeline, Haven, Griffin , CityLit, Chopin, Promethean, Strawdog, Vitalist, Rasaka, the Factory, Red Tape and Redtwist. She also has designed at Wheaton College, Governor’s State University, North Central College, St. Patrick’s High School, Indiana University Northwest, and the Chicago Academy for the Arts. She is a seven-time Non-equity Jeff nominee, having been awarded one for La Bête at Trap Door.