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Monday, February 24, 2014

BAM Scene: Carrie Cracknell talks to Friends of BAM Members

(Photo: Beowulf Sheehan)
Sunday afternoon, Friends of BAM sat down for an exclusive talk with hot young director Carrie Cracknell, of this season’s acclaimed production of A Doll’s House, and moderator Michael Cadden, Ibsen scholar and chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton.

Keep reading for highlights from the event and check out the full photo album.

The whip smart Cracknell discussed the ways in which the 135-year-old play resonate with audiences today and offered insights into her carefully crafted interpretation of this classic.

She also spoke about the short film Nora that she wrote and directed in response to Ibsen’s classic play.

In the Q&A portion of the talk, Cracknell answered a question about her "politicization" as an artist. She cited reading The Equality Illusion by Kat Banyard as a turning point in her thinking about feminism and how it changed her from political to Political with a capital "P".

After the talk, audience members enjoyed an English tea-themed reception complete with mini sandwiches and chocolate bonbons in the BAM Fisher lower lobby.

Moderator Michael Cadden elucidated the acceptability of both translations—"A Doll's House" and "A Doll House." He prefers the latter, which defers to the idea that Nora is not the only "doll" in this complex domestic drama.

Nothing like an afternoon of art and feminism for any mother-daughter duo!

Don't miss out on future exclusive talks and event for Friends of BAM—join today!

All photos by Beowulf Sheehan. View the complete album here.

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