The Pillowman

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Steven Woolf

September 20 - October 08 , 2006

2006-2007 Off-Ramp Season

The Story

In a totalitarian state, a young man—butcher by day, aspiring writer by night—is detained and faces an interrogation by a cruel, corrupt detective about the gruesome content of his lurid fairy tales, the plots of which bear striking similarities to a number of horrific child murders happening in his town. A brutal and tender, viciously funny and seriously disturbing tale about life and art, fact and illusion, cruelty and creativity. Winner of the 2004 Olivier Award and a 2005 Tony Award nominee for Best Play.

Creative & Production Staff

Fight Choreographer: Brian Peters
Scenic Designer: Adrian W. Jones
Costume Designer: Alejo Vietti
Lighting Designer: Mary Jo Dondlinger
Sound Designer: Tori Meyer
Stage Manager: Champe Leary
Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Jane Probst
Casting: Rich Cole


Anderson Matthews (Tupolski)
Joseph Collins [sometimes credited as "Joey Collins"] (Katurian)
Paul DeBoy (Ariel)
Timothy McCracken (Michal)
Ruth Heyman (Mother)
Steve Callahan (Father)
Dan Ford (Boy)
Anna Paniccia (Girl)

Sponsorship & Support

Presenting Sponsor: Whitaker Foundation

Kevin Kline Awards


Outstanding Set Design: Adrian W. Jones, The Pillowman
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play: The Pillowman