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By Danny Tejera
Directed by Mike Steele

A garage. It is the grimy underbelly of an otherwise luxurious mansion in Madrid. Three friends—no longer children but not quite adults—and one dying golden retriever waste away, one Friday night at a time. They bob along to techno, get high, get drunk, make plans, get angry, lose interest, spill things, shit-talk their friends and ollie over skateboards. They try to wield what little power they have—or maybe it's a lot—over life and over each other. 

Toros contains adult language and mature content. 


March 5 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.
March 8 at 5:00 p.m.

Acting Studio (WIN 1.134)

This presentation of Toros will be a performed as a reading. There are no paid tickets for this event.

Guests are invited to arrive beginning 20 minutes prior to curtain in order to claim available seats on a first-come, first-served basis. 
About the Playwright

Danny Tejera is a writer and actor from Madrid. He’s worked on shows at Signature, Rattlestick, NYMF, NYC Fringe and Corkscrew Theater Festival. Tejera is an alumnus of the O’Neill’s National Theater Institute and has worked for New Dramatists and The New York Times. He holds a B.A. from Columbia and is currently pursuing an MF.A. at The University of Texas at Austin.

About the Director

Mike Steele is a director, writer and performer from Chicago, IL. He is a company member with Trap Door Theatre where he recently directed The Killer by Eugene Ionesco, Sad Happy Sucker by Lee Kirk and founded the Trap Open Incubator Series. With Trap Door, Mike also toured Poland, Romania, Hungary, and The Republic of Moldova performing in John Doe (adapted from The Madman and The Nun by Witkacy) and Occidental Express by Matei Visniec. He was the founding Artistic Director of The Island Theatre where he produced, wrote and directed plays and original, immersive events around Chicago. His writing and original devised pieces have also been developed and performed at Links Hall, The Defibrillator Gallery, Collaboraction, Trap Door and Tricklock Theatre. Mike holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Southern Methodist University and is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Directing from The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more at

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