by Lucas Hnath
February 5 - March 8, 2020
by Lucas Hnath
February 5 - March 8, 2020
Nora Helmer leaving her husband at the end of Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece was the “door slam heard ‘round the world.” Fifteen years later, and there’s a knock at that same door. Nora’s back. But why? And where has she been? Lucas Hnath’s brilliantly funny sequel to Ibsen’s classic was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and makes its Utah premiere at SLAC.
Nancy Borgenicht (Director) has been part of The Salt Lake Acting Company since 1974, serving as Co-Executive Producer with Allen Nevins from 1993-2005 and Interim Executive Producer from 2009-2010. She conceived and created SATURDAY’S VOYEUR in 1978. As an actor, she has appeared in SLAC productions of MISS MARGARIDA’S WAY, HUNTING COCKROACHES, ON THE VRGE OR THE GEOGRPAHY OF YEARNING, THE MAIDS, SYLVIA PLATH: A DRAMATIC PORTRAIT, KENNEDY’S CHILDREN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.
Her directing credits for SLAC include ANGELS IN AMERICA, WHITE MAN DANCING, OLEANNA, WOMEN AND WALLACE, CABBIES, COWBOYS & THE TREE OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN and SATURDAY’S VOYEUR. She most recently adapted and directed STAG’S LEAP, a Pulitzer Prize winning book of poems by Sharon Olds.
Erik Reichert (Set Design) is honored to be selected as the set designer for SLACs production of A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2. He has previously set designed for STAG’S LEAP, THE WOLVES, and THE DANCE AND THE RAILROAD. He was assistant set designer on FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN. He currently works as the Construction Supervisor at SLAC.
La Beene (Costume Design) is an Assistant Professor of Costume Design and head of the BFA in Design and Technology at Utah Valley University. She has an MFA in Costume Design and Technology and has taught at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her recent credits include SHE LOVES ME at UVU, OF COLOR at Plan B Theatre Co., MAMMA MIA at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at BYU, AMAZING GRACE with Utah Festival Opera and Music Theatre, and MARY POPPINS with Center Stage Youth Performers where she is the resident costume designer. She designed A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY last season at SLAC. She is thrilled to be back this season.
Matt Taylor (Lighting Design) is a professional lighting designer for live entertainment and professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where he leads the MFA program in Lighting Design. His professional work covers a wide range of genres and styles of live entertainment from concerts and cruise ships to traditional theatre and dance productions. He has worked extensively in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta and other major cultural hubs on Broadway, Off Broadway, as well as throughout regional houses. His work can regularly be seen at the Old Globe in San Diego, Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC; Centro de Convenciones Figali in Panamá City, Panamá; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and many others. Matt is a proud member of the professional designer’s union, United Scenic Artists Local 829. To see more of Matt's work, visit www.matttaylordesign.com
Katelyn Limber (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be working with SLAC again. Her previous credits with SLAC include: MERCURY (Assistant Sound Designer), THE WOLVES (ASM), SILENT DANCER (ASM), SATURDAY'S VOYEUR (ASM) and three heightened readings she sound designed: GRAB THEM BY THE PUSSY, REYKJAVIK, and REMARKABLY NORMAL. She has also sound designed for Pinnacle Acting Company (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, GIDEON'S KNOT, MAURITIUS), Utah Repertory Theater (ANGELS IN AMERICA), The Classical Greek Theatre Festival (PROMETHEUS BOUND) and Westminster College (OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, LOVE AND INFORMATION, and DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR.). katelynlimber.com
Justin Ivie (Props Design/Producing Director) came to SLAC as an actor SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2004. He’s since appeared in numerous SLAC shows including eleven VOYEURS (between 2004 and 2019), TOO MUCH MEMORY (2010), and STUPID FUCKING BIRD (2016). He’s also Stage Managed for seven SLAC shows and directed 2019’s THE CAKE. Justin has performed professionally for three decades and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1998. He’s appeared in over a hundred productions nationally. Utah audiences have seen him in dozens of shows at Pioneer Theatre Company, Egyptian Theatre Company, Utah Musical Theatre, Lyric Repertory Theatre, and many others. He’s worn just about every hat in the business, working as a designer, manager, technician, builder, writer and director in countless shows. Since 2006, Justin’s been the Managing Director of Walk-Ons, Inc. a Salt Lake company with a mission to bring low-cost theater to under-served audiences. Through their Senior Theatre Project, Walk-Ons has toured to over fifty Utah community centers and retirement facilities with a shifting line-up of original short plays by, for and about seniors. An alumnus of Weber State University in Musical Theater, Justin earned his MFA in Acting at Northern Illinois University and completed an internship at Dublin’s Gaiety School.
Jennie Sant* (AEA Stage Manager) Previous shows at SLAC include PETE THE CAT, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN, SATURDAYS VOUYER 2018 & 2019, THE CAKE, PINKALICIOUS, HIR, SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY, REYKJAVIK (reading), PLAYWRIGHTS LAB 2016 & 2017, HARBUR GATE, BULLSHARK ATTACK, STUPID F***ING BIRD, TWO STORIES, BLACKBERRY WINTER, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, VENUS IN FUR, MANNING UP, PERSIAN QUARTER and, ANGELES IN AMERICA I & II. Other credits include, Golden Spike 150, GOLD MOUNTAIN Odyssey dance company THRILLER, The Petite Palace WONDERLAND and PRINCESS WENDY, COPA Theatre, ANNIE, Pioneer Theatre Company, NEXT TO NORMAL, LES MISERABLES, THE PRODUCERS, PAINT YOUR WAGON, DOUBT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, THE FOREIGNER and VERTICAL HOUR. She has also worked for Salt Lake Shakespeare and Utah Contemporary Theatre.