By Nick Jones
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

September 6, 2016 – October 9, 2016

Morrison Stage

The star of this hilarious and heart-wrenching new comedy is Trevor, a 200-pound chimp intent on reviving his showbiz career. He worked with Morgan Fairchild, for crying out loud! He lives with his human “mom” — just a regular family, trying to get by in spite of neighbors who simply can’t understand. Swinging between reality and fantasy, TREVOR takes aim at the nature of humanity and the lies we tell ourselves.

  • Award-winning new play inspired by true events from Orange Is the New Black writer, Nick Jones
  • Runaway hit in LA with multiple awards
  • Killer runs Off Broadway and in Chicago
  • NW Premiere

RUN TIME: approximately 90 minutes + one intermission


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John San Nicolas +^


Sarah Lucht +^

Sandra Morris

Vonessa Martin +


Jason Glick +


Michael Mendelson +*^


Joseph Gibson +


Jana Lee Hamblin +

Morgan Fairchild

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist


Dámaso Rodríguez *


Nick Jones


Scenic Designer: Susan Gratch

Costume Designer: Gregory Pulver ^

Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis Crosser #

Composer/Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega ^

Properties Master: Sarah Kindler

Dialect Coach: Mary McDonald-Lewis ^

Resident Fight Choreographer : Jonathan Cole *

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Resident Stage Manager: Michelle Jazuk +^

Assistant Stage Manager: D Westerholm +

Assistant Scenic Designer: Adam Roy

Production Assistant: Esther McFaden ±

Board Op: Dave Petersen

ASL Coach: Dot Hearn

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

± Equity Membership Candidate

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist


“The convergence of funny, well-written material and moving performances from the entire cast under the direction of Dámaso Rodriguez makes for an exciting season opener for Artists Repertory Theatre.”
by Katie Pelletier, The Portland Mercury

“...rueful comedy, with a little ping of social conscience underneath... truly splendid and entertaining ensemble...the seriocomic events are pulled off, and under Dámaso Rodriguez’ acute direction…very crisply and juicily…"
by Bob Hicks, ArtsWatch

“Trevor (superbly sketched by John San Nicolas)…He hovers in that area between ape and human that is so fascinating to watch on stage.”
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian/OregonLive

“TREVOR may be the funniest play I have seen at Artists Rep.”
Kris Haines, The Crippled Critic

“…a brilliant combination of satire and reality, at once taut, touching and absurd.”
by Judy Nedry, Judy Nedry Reviews

“…comical and heartfelt”…“this play is about us just as much as it's about non-human animals.”
Krista Garver,

“Artists Rep's season kicks off with a play as compassionate as it is unsettling.”
by Shannon Gormley, Willamette Week
FULL REVIEW (spoiler alert)

“…Mendelson, as Trevor’s guru, is quite a treat…”
by Dennis Sparks, Dennis Sparks Reviews


"Plays like SYLVIA and THE BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO have found humor in animals speaking like humans. But in TREVOR, the laughs (and there are many) have an edge." - The New York Times

"For TREVOR is, at heart, a love story, but one which, by its nature, can’t end well." - The Los Angeles Post

"Nick Jones’s writing is sharp and focused." - The Los Angeles Post

"Original, unexpected and indelible." - Los Angeles Times

We believe that you will like this show if you enjoyed Artists Rep's productions such as TRIBES and THE BIG MEAL, or the mega-hit Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. 



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Special Events

September 6
Preview+ Day 1: $10 dollar tickets

September 7
Preview+ Day 2: $25 tickets plus a slice of HotLips Pizza

September 8
Preview+ Day 3: $25 tickets plus a beer

September 9:
Preview+ Day 4: $25 dollar tickets

September 11
Post show discussion after 2pm matinee

September 18
Post show discussion after 2pm matinee
With special guest primatologists Asaba & Kimberly Mukobi
More info HERE

September 21
Post show discussion after 12pm matinee

September 24
10pm Late Night Piano Bar

September 25
Post show discussion after 2pm matinee
With Dot Hearn, ASL Coach for TREVOR

7:30pm open captioned performance

October 1
2pm ASL interpreted performance

October 2
Post show discussion w/ OPC after 2pm matinee


Read the recent interview we did with playwright, Nick Jones, here.

Learn more about the playwright by visiting his biography here.

For information on Jones' thoughts about TREVOR and his inspirations, visit here.

Look into TREVOR's production history through a promo that was produced for the initial 2013 New York City production.

If you are interested in the true events that inspired the story of TREVOR, visit here and here.

Download our Study Guide for this production here. A great resource for all!

Know before you go! Bios, interviews, articles and so much more, check out the playbill for this production here

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