Yannick Trapman-O’Brien received his BA in Theater from NYU Abu Dhabi, training at The Experimental Theater Wing in New York, The Studies in Shakespeare program at RADA in London, and The International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam. The process was needlessly complicated, as are most things he ascribes to and enjoys.

Yannick is a Performer, Theatermaker, and Creative Hand for Hire. His practice centers on exploring the exchanges and spaces we are willing to make with strangers, and the exploration of unorthodox applications for performance. People pay him to act, which he has done in Shakespeare, devised work, performance actions and immersive works, as well as amphitheaters, basements, historical mansions, forests and one time on a bike.

Past credits include include training and work with Theater Mitu, Witness Relocation and the Interactive Playlab, appearances at The Walnut Street Theater, The American Czech Theater, New Light Theater, the Franklin Institute, and Morris Jumel Mansion, and collaborations with Public Movement (2016) and Amalia Pica (2017) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He is an ongoing collaborator with Monument Lab, Al-Bustan, Guerilla Science and NYU Open Arts. Occasionally, he sleeps. 

He is assistant director of Cirque du Nuit, blending interactive theater and circus in unexpected places.

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Full Resume Available on Request


Montano, Senator

Dir. Allen Radway | New Light Theater


Thomas Edison

Dir. David Wrigley | The Franklin Institue


Sherlock Holmes (u/s, performed)

Dir. Bill Van Horn | Walnut Street Theater


Lead Performer

Amalia Pica | Guggenheim Museum 



Public Movement | But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, Guggenheim Museum


Performer, Creative Team

youaresolucky, Tropicana, etc. | 2016 - Present

Basic stilt walking (pegs) juggling and aerial silks (climbs and footholds). Some stage combat experience (rapier). Basic Dutch and Arabic Language skills. Sketch and songwriting experience (ukulele).

Local Hire NYC and Philadelphia. ​US and French Passports, PA Driver’s License.

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