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Written by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Arin Arbus
By August Strindberg
A New Version in English by David Greig
Directed by Arin Arbus

The Company of ten includes: Ruben Almash, Nigel Gore*, Laurie Kennedy*, Maggie Lacey*, Christian J. Mallen, Kimber Monroe*, Jayla Nicholas, Jesse J. Perez*, Linda Powell*, John Douglas Thompson*.

Scenic Designer: Riccardo Hernandez; Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty; Lighting Designer: Marcus Doshi; Co-Sound Designer and Composer: Daniel Kluger; Co-Sound Designer: Lee Kinney; Hair & Makeup Designer: Dave Bova; Choreographer: Sam Pinkleton; Props: Jon Knust; Casting Director: Deborah Brown; Dramaturg: Jonathan Kalb;

Assistant Stage Manager: Anne Ciarlone*, Tori Sheehan*

Production Stage Manager: Diane Healy*

*Actors and Stage Managers appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

ArinArbus200x200 ARIN ARBUS (Director) Arin Arbus has directed six productions of Shakespeare for Theatre for a New Audience, including acclaimed stagings of Othello and Macbeth featuring John Douglas Thompson, as well as King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and Measure for Measure. She staged Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at Houston Grand Opera and La Traviata at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
RAlmash_Square RUBEN ALMASH (Ivar) Ruben is extremely excited for his first-ever onstage performance. Ruben lives with his mom and two younger brothers in Brooklyn, where in addition to acting, he dreams of becoming a forensic scientist. He would like to thank Roberta Loew and John Isgro at Acting Out! for their guidance and encouragement
NGore_Square NIGEL GORE (Rank/Ostermark) Recent: Sense & Sensibility, Seagull. BEDLAM. Women of Will. Off-Broadway, Prague, The Hague, Mexico, UK, USA. Richard, Richard III, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Best actor award, WestWord Denver). George, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Public Theatre, Boston (Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actor). Macbeth, Macbeth & Bottom, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Colorado Shakes. Caesar in Julius Caesar, Orlando Shakes, S&Co. Brutus, Julius Caesar, Claudius, Hamlet, Prague Shakes. FILM. The Last Knights.
LKennedy_Square LAURIE KENNEDY (Anna/Margaret) Broadway: A Delicate Balance, Copenhagen, Angels in America, Major Barbara, Man and Superman, Spoils of War, Macbeth. Off-Broadway: London Wall, What the Public Wants, Madras House (Mint Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well, Richard II, Richard III (TFANA), Master Builder, Recruiting Officer, He & She, Candida Among Others. Three Tall Women (National Tour). 21 seasons at Williamstown. 12 seasons at O’Neill Theatre Center. Numerous Regional Theatres. TV: “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order,” “Oz,” “Third Watch,” “Homicide,” “Love Letter,” “Choices,” “Perfect Tribute,” “London Wall” (PBS). Film: Iris, Armless, All Good Things, Kennedy, Sherlock Holmes, Winter Passing, Path to Paradise. Awards: Drama Desk & Tony noms., Lortel nom, Theatre World, Clarence Derwent, Fox Fellowship 1999.
MLacey_Square MAGGIE LACEY (Nora/Laura) TFANA:  Engaged; Andorra.  Broadway:  Our Town, Inherit the Wind, Dividing the Estate.  Off-Broadway:  Signature, Roundabout, MTC, Primary Stages, W.E.T., Keen Co., Playwrights Horizons.  Regional:  McCarter, Cleveland Playhouse, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Hartford Stage.  TV/Film:  Satisfaction, South of Hell, The Good Wife, The Following, Elementary, Our Town; The Life Before Her Eyes, The Word.  Maggie is the recipient of a Fox Fellowship Grant for Extraordinary Potential.
CMallen_Square CHRISTIAN J. MALLEN (Porter/Njod) is making his stage debut at TFANA. Additional credits include the film Manchester-by-the-Sea, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and Larry David’s HBO film Clear History. Mr. Mallen was educated at the Moscow Theatre Arts program in Cambridge, MA.
KMonroe_Square KIMBER MONROE (Ellen/Bertha) Broadway: South Pacific (Ensemble/ US Ngana and Jerome) Regional: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds (Tillie). Film: Applesauce (Cameron). Commercial: National print/TV. Other: She Kills Monsters (Agnes Evans), Macbeth (Porter). Third year BFA student at The New School. Much love to my ever supportive mom and brothers Kai and Coco. Thanks to Mallory and everyone at GenerationTV.
JNicholas_Square JAYLA LAVENDER NICHOLAS (Emmy) is delighted to be making her theater debut in A Doll’s House. Recent credits include commercials for: Zarbees, Sprout and Chiquita Banana. She loves dressing up, playdates and having fun. Special thanks to supportive parents, family and friends. More at
JPerez_Square JESSE J. PEREZ (Krogstad/Pastor) New York credits; Primary Stages: Informed Consent; Classic Stage Company: In the Penal Colony; Playwrights Horizons: Recent Tragic Events; Second Stage: The Triple Happiness; New York Theatre Workshop: Up Against the Wind; The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor. Regional: Yale Rep., Berkeley Rep., American Repertory Theatre, The Goodman, The McCarter, The Huntington. International: The Venice Biennale Festival and the Salzburg Festival. Television and Film; Person of Interest, Life on Mars, Law & Order, American Splendor, Enter Nowhere. 
LPowell_square LINDA POWELL (Christina) Broadway: On Golden Pond, Wilder Wilder Wilder. Off-Broadway: Christians, The Overwhelming, Omnium Gatherum, The Odyssey, Jar the Floor, Jitney,Love’s Labor’s Lost. Regional: The Christians (world premiere), A Doll’s HouseAngela’s Mixtape, Uncle Vanya, The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, A Raisin in the Sun. Film: American Gangster, I Think I Love My Wife. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Damages,” “Sex and the City.”
JDT-headshot-website JOHN DOUGLAS THOMPSON (Thorvald/Captain) TFANA: Tamburlaine the Great (2014), Othello (2009) and Macbeth (2011).  Recently, he appeared in The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and as Louis Armstrong and Joe Glaser in Satchmo at the Waldorf.  On Broadway, he appeared as Carl Lee Hailey in A Time to Kill.  Other memorable portrayals include Brutus Jones in The Emperor Jones; Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at The Mark Taper Forum; Joe Mott in The Iceman Cometh at The Goodman; Hotspur in Henry IV at The Royal Shakespeare Company and Chicago Shakespeare Theater; and the titular role in Richard III at Shakespeare & Company.  Mr. Thompson has been honored with OBIE, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, Callaway, and AUDELCO awards.