TN Cast

Written by Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Kelly Lapczynski

Christy Gallo as Nora Helmer

In 2007, Christy packed as much as she could fit in her car and drove from California to Tennessee to pursue her dream of performing theatre.   She graduated from Chattanooga State's Professional Actor Training Program in 2009. After studying theatre at Rose Bruford in London for 12 weeks in the fall of 2009, Christy returned to Chattanooga to start her work as a Producing Partner with the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanoga, founded in 2007. Some of her favorite roles include Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Older Sister in Stoning Mary, andIsabel in My Children! My Africa!

John Thomas Cecil as Torvald Helmer

John Thomas Cecil graduated from Austin Peay State University with a B.A. in Music: Vocal Performance and a B.S. in Communications: Theatre Performance.  In 2010 he graduated from Chattanooga State's Professional Actors Training Program.  He is currently Production Manager for the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga.

Jamie Goodnight as Dr. Peter Rank

Jamie Goodnight was born in Fairmont, WV in 1988. He likes to read the "Our Story" on the back of food items, he feels Taylor Swift would never break his heart, and he tells people his cat is a purebred Himalayan when he's actually half Himalayan (or Colorpoint Persian) and half Persian. Jamie Goodnight decided acting might be the thing to do when he watched a Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie once and said, "I'm at least as good as those people."

Brandi Alexander as Christine Linde

Brandi Alexander spends her days performing for a captive audience of 105 7th graders in a math classroom.  She has been known to use her singing/songwriting skills to break down math concepts as well as perform in the spoken word/musical duo, The Divine Write.  She has performed with Speak Easy, Manifest, Strange Bedfellows, and in the Hunter Museum summer music series.  She recently acted as both a writer and performer in Living Newspaper with ETC. When she isn't performing in some medium she enjoys spending time with her doggie son Cooper, cat children Milton and Ezzie, and her girlfriend.

Doug May as Nils Krogstad

Last seen at ETC in Threepenny Opera (Peachum), Doug May appeared most recently in By Jupiter (Sapiens) for Leap of Faith and is best remembered for Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair) at Chattanooga State.  He has performed for Shakespeare Chattanooga, Oak Street Playhouse, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, and in over a dozen local commercials.  In San Francisco he worked with 42nd Street Moon as well as Play Ground Emerging Playwrights Festival, Guilty Theatre, and original productions of Oh! Progeny and Are We Almost There.  Directing credits include South Pacific at Tennessee Valley Theatre and The Royal Family for Oak Street Playhouse.

Karen Keith as Anne-Marie, the Nanny

A DOLL'S HOUSE marks Karen Keith's first appearance with ETC. 

She was last seen as Mrs. Warren in Mrs. Warren's Profession at Chattanooga State Repertory. 

She has also worked with Sherry Landrum in Chattanooga State's Daughters of the Lone Star State. 

Evie Durant as Helen, the Maid

Evie Durant was born with the thickest head of hair, ever.  Which is unusual for a frog.  But give that frog a soapbox and you'll soon find that this spectacularly fierce ranter is the shining light in your dull, grey life.  Every word uttered by this lady could either level cities or save lives.   In her spare time, Evie enjoys tweeting to her pal Octomom (don't ask Evie how many tadpole brothers and sisters SHE had!) and harboring a not-so-secret obsession with the mysteriously absent-a-middle-name John Thomas Cecil.   Ms. Durant has inspired many young men of all persuasions with her artistry -- and cleavage.  Is that the doorbell?  Get out of here, frog!