Theater Alaska presents A Doll’s House, Part 2


Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Theater Alaska announced that it will present A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, Nov. 1-19, 2023 at various locations in Juneau.

The production will feature Marta Lastufka as “Nora”, Theater Alaska company member Jake Waid as “Torvald”, Becky Orford as “Anne Marie”, and Madelynne Brehmer as “Emmy”.

It is fifteen years after Nora Helmer shockingly leaves her husband and children to begin a life of her own. In this bitingly funny and suspenseful drama, Nora finds herself trapped by the past and must return home to truly break free. A Doll’s House, Part 2 was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best New Play.

“I think that the powerful themes of personal empowerment, women’s independence, marriage, and love in A Doll’s House, Part 2 will resonate with our audiences in Juneau,” said Theater Alaska Producing Artistic Director Flordelino Lagundino. “And, it is such a strong cast featuring Jake Waid, Marta Lastufka, and Becky Orford. This is a play of ideas and it gives the actors the chance to play and go boldly after what they want. It is going to be fun to see the fireworks.”

A Doll’s House, Part 2 features scenic and costume design by Deb O; sound design by Matt Otto; movement direction by Hali Duran; and voice and text coaching by Keely Wolter. 


Wednesday, Nov. 1 @ 7pm – Filipino Community Hall (251 S Franklin Street)
Friday, Nov. 3 @ 7pm – Douglas Public Library (1016 3rd Street)
Saturday, Nov. 4 @ 2pm – Lecture Hall at the APK (395 Whittier Street)
Sunday, Nov. 5@ 3pm – Juneau Arts and Culture Center (350 Whittier Street)

Wednesday, Nov. 8 @ 2pm – Pioneer Home (4675 Glacier Hwy)
Thursday, Nov. 9 @ 7pm – Mendenhall Valley Library (3025 Dimond Park Loop)
Friday, Nov. 10@ 7:30pm – Church of the Holy Trinity (415 Fourth Street)
Saturday, Nov. 11 @ 7:30pm Sealaska Heritage Institute Clan House
Sunday, Nov. 12 @ 2pm – The Glory Hall (8715 Teal Street)

Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 7:30pm – Douglas Makerspace (3915 N Douglas Highway)
Friday, Nov. 17 @ 7pm – UAS Egan Library (11066 Auke Lake Way)
Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 7pm – UAS Egan Library (11066 Auke Lake Way)
Sunday, Nov. 19 @ 3pm Sealaska Heritage Institute Clan House


Lucas Hnath (Playwright) is a Tony Award nominated playwright whose plays Hillary and Clinton and A Doll’s House, Part 2 have recently played on Broadway. Hnath’s other plays include The Thin Place, Red Speedo, The Christians (Obie Award, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award), A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isaac’s Eye and Death Tax. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop (where he is a Usual Suspect), Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre (where he is a member). Hnath’s plays have also premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Victory Gardens Theater, and South Coast Repertory. Awards include the Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Steinberg Playwright Award, and Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.

Flordelino Lagundino (Director) is the producing artistic director of Theater Alaska. His directing credits include Twelfth Night, Sacrifice, Every Brilliant Thing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Intervention, Macbeth (Theater Alaska); Fuente Ovejuna (Theater for a New Audience); Aubergine (Park Square Theatre); FOB (Drama League DirectorFest); Trigger (Leviathan Lab); Deliverance-workshop(Syracuse Stage); Un-workshop (Pan Asian Rep); Sweeney Todd, Doubt, Yellowman, Cedar House, and Animals Out of Paper (Perseverance Theatre); Flipzoids, The Reincarnation of Stories, True West, and Shakespeare’s R&J (Generator Theater Company); Sweeney Todd (Juneau Symphony); In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), Much Ado About Nothing, Stone Cold Dead Serious, In the Blood (Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company). As an actor, his credits include Vietgone (Mixed Blood Theatre) – Ivey Award for Best Ensemble; Measure for Measure (The Old Globe); Camino Real (The Shakespeare Theatre Company); Willy Wonka (The Kennedy Center); The Long Season, Yeast Nation, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hair, The Who’s Tommy, Noises Off, The Last Five Years, The Inspector General (Perseverance Theatre); Invisible City 14th Street (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company). Directing fellowships: SDC Sir John Gielgud Classical Directing Fellow, Drama League NY Directing Fellow, Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival FAIR Fellow, Arena Stage Allen Lee Hughes Fellow. Education: MFA in directing, Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company; MFA in acting, University of Texas at Austin.

Marta Lastufka (Nora) moved to Juneau at 19 to work with Perseverance Theatre where she became a long-term company member. She started as a design assistant and eventually became an actor and costume designer. She was committed to creating theatre for 20 years…and then she wasn’t. Past Juneau performances include Grusha in Caucasian Chalk Circle, Antigone in The Oedipus Cycle, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, Nina in The Seagull, and Mrs. Lovett in the Juneau Symphony production of Sweeney Todd. After a long break, she is excited to be working with Theater Alaska and with such a devoted and talented group of artists and old friends.

Jake Waid (Torvald) was last seen at Perseverance Theatre as John in Where the Summit Meets the Stars, by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse. Other favorites: Paul in They Don’t Talk Back, Eagle in Spirit of the Valley, the title role in Hamlet, Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Raven in Raven Odyssey, Starbuck/Queequeg in Moby Dick, and the title role in Macbeth, which, in partnership with The Kennedy Center and Shakespeare Theatre Company, was translated into Tlingit and performed at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. He also originated the role of John Ross / Jim Ross in Mary Katherine Nagle’s Sovereignty at both Arena Stage and Marin Theatre Company. Other theatres: Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Theatre in the Rough, Shakespeare and Company, History Theatre, Pillsbury House, Working Class Theatre, and Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Film: Cortez, and Feels Good. Training: Cornish College and Freehold Theatre Lab/Studio.