A Doll’s House, Part 3 picks up where Nora left off, after she picked up where she left off, after slamming the door on her husband and children in 1879. Michael+Patrick’s sequel to the sequel they never read is a self-serious examination of theater, gender, race, class and hierarchy for the reality TV generation.
Michael, Patrick, and Zoe Mann play Nora’s three children–Bob, Ivar, and Emmie–as they attempt to create an experimental performance collective in resistance to the American New Play Development Complex. They commit themselves to new forms of media performance like ASMR and YouTube makeup tutorials. The trio of siblings works through issues of gender inequity, the hierarchies of creating performance, and inherited trauma as they grow together and apart in the wake of their mother’s absence and simultaneous hyper-presence.
Catherine Rodriguez rounds out the cast as the Content Kween, monologuing in the confessional mode (half real, half fake, all true) about her own relationships with her sister, race, gender, and inherited trauma. The piece uses video, song, dance, and ASMR technologies to generate a transmedia performance.
Exponential Festival 2019 (January 11-13, Triskelion Arts)
Ars Nova’s ANT Fest (June 2018)
Wesleyan U. Center for the Arts (February 2019)
Upcoming: Hamilton College Kennedy Theater Center (September 2019)
Created in collaboration with the cast and dramaturg.
Ivar: PATRICK FOLEY
Bob: MICHAEL BRESLIN
Emmie: ZOE MANN (ANNA CRIVELLI at Exponential 2019!)
Content Kween: CATHERINE MARÍA RODRÍGUEZ
Dramaturg: ARIEL SIBERT
Stage Manager: JULIA BATES
Lighting and Scenic Design: KRISTA SMITH
Costume Design: COLE MCCARTY
Sound Design: MICHAEL COSTAGLIOLA
Projection Design: CHRIS EVANS and ERIN SULLIVAN
Beats: ASHLEY JEAN VANICEK
Production photos: Walls Trimble