Second Skin

A world premiere by Kristin Idaszak
Directed by Jess Hutchinson

Previews September 10-13, 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.


Quinn – Stephanie Shum
Sigrid – Paula Ramirez
Aislinn – Hilary Williams
Understudy – Grace Hutchings

Production Team

Director – Jess Hutchinson
Playwright – Kristin Idaszak
Production Manager – Lila Gilbert
Dramaturg – Hannah 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 Director/Graphic Artist – Mandy Walsh*

*WildClaw Company Member
**WildClaw Artistic Associate