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  • The Nether: A Brief History of Virtual Reality




    WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY? Virtual Reality (VR) is central to Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. VR is computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment. It can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment. It is most frequently accessed by using items such as a helmet […]


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  • Slept Through High School English Class? Here’s What You Missed in “A Doll’s House”




    Henrik Ibsen, often referred to as “the father of realism,” was a Norwegian playwright and one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. He wrote one of his most famous texts, A Doll’s House, in 1879. That same year it premiered on December 21, 1879 at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark accompanied by much […]


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  • Crocheting With Maggie | Episode 2: Cherdonna’s Doll’s House




    In what is practically a special edition of Crocheting With Maggie, watch our Literary Manager Maggie Rogers and actor Brace Evans get totally ROASTED by Hersh Powers, the first kid EVER cast in a Washington Ensemble Theatre production. Brace (Dr. Rank) and Hersh (Ivar), make their Ensemble debuts in Cherdonna’s Doll’s House (playing April 28 – May […]


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  • Who is Cherdonna Shinatra?




    Have you been wondering what The Ensemble is cooking up with Cherdonna’s Doll’s House? Our Literary Manager Maggie Rogers had a chance to sit down with Jody Kueher, aka Cherdonna Shinatra, to talk about the crazy world she and Ali el-Gassier have created! Cherdonna’s Doll’s House plays April 28 – May 15, 2017. Maggie Rogers: […]


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  • Meet the Meet the People Who Think They Can Rewrite Ibsen




    Cherdonna’s Doll’s House is a topsy-turvy, brightly colored exploration of what humans value, and what they sacrifice. In our retelling, Torvald is to Nora as the audience is to Cherdonna, making room to explore what constraints history has placed on contemporary feminism and theatre. Cherdonna, who is part bio-drag queen, part contemporary dancer, and part performance […]


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