August 7, 2023

Auditions for “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath

A Doll’s House, Part 2

At the end of Henrik Ibsen’s classic and controversial play, A Doll’s House, Nora walks out on her husband and young children in search of the freedom and independence denied her in marriage. In this entertaining and thought-provoking sequel, 15 years have elapsed when Nora returns home. Each character is compelled to take sides regarding the merits of the institution of marriage.

Audition Information

Sunday, 10/22, Monday, 10/23, 7 pm.  Callbacks by invitation, if necessary, Tuesday, 10/24, 7 pm.

It is only necessary to attend one audition date.  Invitations will be extended for Callbacks.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script with sides posted on the VTG website.  Come prepared with a resume and all conflicts for the period of 10/24/23 – 1/6/24.  No conflicts will be acceptable for Tech Week – Jan. 7-11 or performances.  Headshots are welcome but not requiredThis is a non-equity, non-paying production.


Nora – 40s                   Strong, independent, intelligent, confident, a feminist and rebel

Torvald – 50s               A pillar of society, a traditionalist, confident but injured, willing to change

Emmy – around 20     Nora and Torvald’s daughter; self-assured, smart, strong-willed, abandoned by her mother,  more traditional than her mother

Anne Marie – 60s       Long-time nanny to Nora and Nora and Torvald’s children; a peace maker and voice of reason, down-to-earth, smart, loyal and hard-working; a humorous character, she is the comic relief

It is not necessary to be the age of the characters listed, just have ability to play the age.  This is an ensemble piece with all four roles equal in size and importance.

Performances and Location

Performances will be Fridays – Sundays, January 12 – February 3.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm with additional matinee on Saturday, January 27.

Village Theatre Guild is located on the northwest side of Park Blvd. and Butterfield in Glen Ellyn.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the Director, Cynthia Katz, at [email protected], or 630-373-0925.


Click here to access a Google Drive folder with the sides (PDF)

Please see the following pages for specific starts and stops on sides we will use at our auditions:

Anne Marie    —          pp. 7 – 10, 22-26, 52 – 58

Nora                —          pp. 22 – 26, 48 – 50,  58 – 60, 95 — 98

Torvald            —          pp. 42 – 43, 48 – 50, 95 – 98

Emmy              —          pp. 63 – 67, 70 – 73, 82 – 87