Second Skin

A world premiere by Kristin Idaszak
Directed by Jess Hutchinson

“Long after this ghost story was finished, I was haunted by it.” – Chicago Reader

“It is a script that sings such that each of these three actresses can deliver their lines like spoken arias. We are riveted.” – Picture this Post

Previews September 11-13, 2018 Runs September 14 – October 13, 2018
At the Den Theatre 1333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tickets on sale now!

On these nights, you hear footsteps behind you.
But when you turn around, nobody’s there.
There’s just the smell of salt.
That’s me.

When Quinn discovers her estranged mother is dying, she returns to a home she fled long ago. As she cares for her mother, Quinn wrestles with disturbing childhood memories. What is her mother’s secret? What do the bedtime stories of Selkies her mother once told her really mean? Told in three interconnected monologues, SECOND SKIN (winner of the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel and Jean Kennedy Smith awards) investigates the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, and how one mistake can reverberate across generations.

Photo by Joe Mazza / Brave Lux, Inc.
Photo by Joe Mazza / Brave Lux, Inc.
Photo by Joe Mazza / Brave Lux, Inc.


Quinn – Stephanie Shum
Sigrid – Paula Ramirez
Aislinn – Hilary Williams
Quinn (U/S) – Chelsea Dàvid
Sigrid (U/S) – Alys Dickerson
Aislinn (U/S) – Sarah Lo

Production Team

Director – Jess Hutchinson
Playwright – Kristin Idaszak
Stage Manager – Aaryanna Renee
Dramaturg – Hannah Herrera Greenspan
Scenic Designer – Lizzie Bracken
Casting Director – Moira Begale*
Costume Designer – Anna Wooden
Sound Designer – Sarah Espinoza*
Make-Up Designer – Krista D’Agostino*
Lighting Designer – Kaili Story
Assistant Stage Manager – Cedar Larson
Production Manager – Lila Gilbert

*WildClaw Company Member
**WildClaw Artistic Associate