NW Premiere


September 6 - October 10, 2016
Morrison Stage

By Nick Jones
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

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


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!

Morrison Stage

1515 SW Morrison St. Portland 97205


“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.”

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…”

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.”

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, Broadway World

“Artists Rep’s season kicks off with a play as compassionate as it is unsettling.”

by Shannon Gormley, Willamette Week

“…Mendelson, as Trevor’s guru, is quite a treat…”

David Sparks, David 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.”

Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

“Original, unexpected and indelible.”

Los Angeles Times Critics Choice


Sarah Lucht
Sandra Morris
Joseph Gibson
P.A. / Jerry
Jana Lee Hamblin
Morgan Fairchild


Nick Jones

Production Team

Susan Gratch
Scenic Designer
Gregory Pulver
Costume Designer
Kristeen Willis
Lighting Designer
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer / Sound Designer
Sarah Kindler
Properties Master
Mary McDonald-Lewis
Dialect Coach
Jonathan Cole
Fight Choreographer
Luan Schooler
Michelle Jazuk
Stage Manager
D Westerholm
Assistant Stage Manager
Adam Roy
Assistant Scenic Designer
Esther McFaden
Production Assistant
Dave Petersen
Live Sound Op
Dot Hearn
ASL Coach



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