Into the Dollhouse (at ArenaStage)

part of the inaugural Kogod Cradle series

“For those with a predilection for THEATER THAT WANDERS OUT OF BOUNDS. (A) soothing new performance piece (that) cocoons an audience in the music & imagery of popular culture. The effect is both familiar & mysterious.” – The Washington Post

Into the Dollhouse is an original devised-movement performance that explores girlhood, nostalgia and looking back in order to walk forward. The piece takes inspiration from Meredith Monk’s Education of the Girl Child, Anna Halprin’s Parades & Changes, selected text from Charles Mee’s Salome, and songs from yesteryear that trigger reminiscing.

More about the experience

Into the Dollhouse was selected in November 2012 for the inaugural Arena Stage Cradle series. The piece, which made its world premiere at the Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab, continues banished? productions‘ signature of using the stage as a canvas on which to immerse audiences in a collaborative hybrid theatre form that uses narrative, movement, text, music and sculpture.

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2012 Arena Stage Performances

TH 11/08: 8:00pm

FR 11/09: 8:00pm

SA 11/10: 8:00pm

SU 11/11: 7:00pm


Press Release


Other Reviews

“(An) intelligent and compelling new performance piece…The revealing peek they offer at some of our most simple, perpetual behaviors…is worth the trip through the little front door” – DC Theatre Scene

“The experience is quite unlike anything you’ll ever have…the best way to truly enjoy this incredible creation is to go to the Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab” – Maryland Theatre Guide

Artistic Collaborators

Carmen C. Wong

Concept and Direction

Niell DuVal

Technical Director and Set

Levia C. Lew

Lighting and Set Design

Carrie Monger

Rehearsal Manager, Deviser

Jennifer Rivers

Rehearsal Assistant, Deviser

Melanie Clark

Costume Designer

Otis Ramsey-Zöe


Linsay Deming


Susie Pamudji

Production Manager


Stefanie Quinones Bass

Dancer, Deviser

Nicola Daval


Travis Flower

Music and Audio

Pinling Lin


Katrina Toews


Many thanks to

Emmett Williams

Samantha Vick-McGill

Victoria Battista, Jeff Martin, Chris Reed, Justin Titley

Production Assistants

Michael Kyrioglou

Marketing Consultant

Danielle Mages Amato

Graphic Designer

David Snider

Ian Pool

Karyn Miller

Jenny McConnell-Frederick

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