The Vengeance Room

Five People. Four weapons. Only one rule: Last one standing goes home free. Trapped in a room filled with mistrust, secrets, and lies, can these strangers survive the vengeance room?

"Absolutely riveting thriller. Had me on edge the whole time!" - Michael, Audience Member

Michael Hagins (Playwright, Fight Director) is a veteran playwright of over 25 years. He has been nominated for Outstanding Playwriting Award for his shows Michael is Black, The Long Rail North, Circe, and The Quest of the Hero, and won for Outstanding Playwriting for One-Act\Short Form for his play Hit and Match from Planet Conecctions Theatre. Hit and Match has also been seen on three other continents (Asia, Europe and Africa) in various festivals. In addition, his works The Decapitation of Thomas Kent and Catherine of the Plague have been featured in Nylon Fusion's Redacted Festivals. Recently his play Basement made its world premiere for Roly Poly Productions with much critical acclaim. Additional works include The Duelist Code, The Cavalier's Wife, Wenches and Ale, Coffee\Evil and Happy Escorts. Michael is also an award-winning fight director, and has choreographed over 200 fights in both film and theatre. Thank you to Step1 for bring back this fun work, and the cast and crew for their dedication to the production. And a special thank you to YOU reading this for continuing to support the arts! 


Janelle Zapata is a Director, Producer, Actor and Stage Manager. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Step1 Theatre Project. Her directing has been featured at Nasty Women United Fest at The Public Theatre, and at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, where she was nominated for Outstanding Direction of a Short Play for their 2017 season. She has performed in plays such as Attempts on Her Life by Martin Crimp, for which she won Outstanding Lead Actress at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2013. She hopes to continue to produce work that entertains and excites audiences, and is thankful for the opportunity to do that with Frigid! Visit her at


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