A Doll House

by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Rolf Fjelde

Mandell Weiss Forum Theater, UCSD

My wish in doing this play was to examine how we all play roles in our daily life. I wanted to look at how we edit out the messy, ugly, difficult parts of ourselves, our friends and our family: how we create fantasies to justify the things we're afraid of or the things that don't fit our proclaimed identity. Women dream they can be everything to everyone and never break a sweat. Men dream they can live in this terrible tumultuous world and never appear weak. If we fail to do this, we're met with shame. Dolls are people who run from shame faster than they run from death. I don't judge dolls. I am one. Anyone can be one.


Scenic Design by Natalie Khuen

Costume Design by Tijana Porobic

Lighting Design by Bo Tindell

Sound Design by Emily Jankowski

Projection Design by Ryan Brady

Performed by : Kim Blank, Toby Onwumere, Jasmine St. Clair, Ronald Washington, N'Jameh Camara, Macgregor J. Arney, Lauren Rowe.

Stage Manager: Sarah Dion