3-Legged Dog Salon Series: THE VIDEO DESIGNER
This event showcased three video designers; showing samples of their work, talking about the tools they use, describing their aesthetic and their process of working with writers and directors. The selected designers (including myself) worked with Built For Collapse on their piece, We Were Wild Once, to each design five minutes of video for a fifteen-minute work of performance that highlights video as a production medium.
Grand Central Terminal: A Grand Design
The Orpheus Variations
The Orpheus Variations opens will run October 19 through October 26, 2012. Ticketing and additional information is available HERE.
And here are some production photos to see some of the things we've been playing with:
robbinschilds: i came here on my own.
The show is on display through December and live performance will accompany the video on November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8, December 14, and December 15. Show info HERE.
And here is the look of the installed video in the gallery:
Are They Edible?
The performance took place September 19, 2012.
More documentation coming soon, but here are some of the assets to wet your whistle:
The American Soul
The performance took place June 18, 2012.
Partners In Preservation : American Express
This campaign ran from April 26th through May 21st 2012.
Participants in the #IdentityMashup lab created (dis)embodied stories based on Jung’s shadow archetype, and explored identity through a mashup of avatar roleplaying, livestreaming and performance in a mixed reality environment. Short stories based on shadow work were told through an avatar whose face was mapped to a live video stream of the participants’ actual faces, creating hybrid physical-online identities that were simultaneously distorted and revealing. Participants in NYC shared improvisational dance movements with participants in Seoul based on stories both groups had written and brought to life. Creativity and camaraderie were explored across cultures and countries, where groups of strangers transformed themselves into a hunting hawk, an operating room complete with vital signs monitor, and an all inclusive organic machine riffing on words derived from the writings.
This telematic #IdentityMashup lab was conducted by Josephine Dorado and myself at La MaMa’s CultureHub in partnership with Seoul Institute of the Arts, as part of a networked ARTALK in which participants in NYC and Seoul, South Korea, connected and collaborated.
#IdentityMashup took place May 16, 2012. Some photos of the experience:
This Is How We Do It
"There are communities around the world that have stopped waiting for the systems around them to change. They are engaged in alternative practices right now - in economics, safety, media and communications, politics and more. With THIS IS HOW WE DO IT, Foundry Dialogues is bringing together many of the foremost innovators from around the globe - people who are redefining nothing less than how the world works."
I was the Technical Director and Media Designer (this includes production of much of the social media and non-traditional documentation). We opened in The Great Hall. Saturday and Sunday our events were in The Rose Auditorium.
The Foundry Website
The Tumblr, that is harboring aggregating video, sound clips, and additional media
I Love Dead Things
Intro Video - Wall Promo
In addition to the performance I will presented a paper titled Akio and I: The Long Way to 'Ourselves Talk.' Akio and I taught a number of master classes and spoke on panels while in residence from February 28th through March 3rd, 2012.
The symposium's theme was Aesthetics and Creative Pathways and took place March 1st through 3rd, 2012.
VOICExperience: "Opera as Drama" 2012
For more information on VOICExperience click HERE.
Opera as Drama ran from February 4th through February 14th, 2012.
In the Footprint
How Much is Enough
For information on the work please visit St. Ann's site or The Foundry.
I Love to <3 NY at Escape 2 NY
In I Love to <3 NY t
The Levitt Pavilion - Summer Festival (Marketing)
A press release may be found HERE.
Acquainted: To Understand is Not to Know
The evening included video art made with MAX/MSP, original soundscapes and compositions, and text spoken by performers and audience members to achieve an abstracted and immersive film-like live performance.
'Acquainted: To Understand is not to Know' was performed on May 10, 2011. HERE is a promo video on the work.
VOICExperience: "Opera as Drama" 2011
Opera as Drama ran from February 5-13, 2011.
More information on the program can be found HERE.
Traumatic Encounter Forever!
This work ran from December 2-5, 2010 in Miami, Florida during which I performed on the 3rd and 5th.
A description of Fountain's line up can be found HERE.
micronation X took place December 12, 2010 at Marian Spore Gallery.
This show ran September 30 through October 31, 2010.
An article discussing theatre of one in which Dominic is interviewed is located HERE.
See reviews from The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Post, Backstage, and Culturebot.
For video documentation see PART 1 and PART 2 of Hotel Savoy.
The show ran from August 12 through August 22, 2010.
See reviews from The New York Times, nytheatre.com, and broadwayworld.com.
For video documentation click HERE.
UNDERWORLD was a party to fundraise for 'The Orpheus Variations', a work to be produced by Deconstructive Theatre Project and directed by Adam J. Thompson.
For this project I designed a video work that combined Scenes from such films as The Ten Commandments and juxtaposed them with images of high fashion. The result was a sound-responsive and ever-shifting video-image. The projection fell on suspended umbrellas and the rear wall of the theatre. The event featured aerial acts and live music in addition to the projections and other spectacle.
UNDERWORLD took place on July 9, 2010 at House of Yes.
A Question of Domain: Art About The Atlantic Yards
The event was May 21, 2010 at Southpaw.
For video documentation of segments of A Question of Domain see HERE and HERE.
The event was May 13, 2010.
Five Days in March
The show ran May 6-23, 2010.
See reviews from Time Out NY, Culture Bot, and BackStage.com.
Performance Space 122 Gala 2010- LEGUIZAMO!
The event was May 4, 2010 at Abron's Art Center.
A nifty quick review of the night from Culturebot found HERE.
701: A Cabaret
This event took place on December 18, 2009.
The program ran December 11th through December 17, 2009
Subway: An Abstraction
The performance was held December 12, 2009.
For a bit of video documentation see HERE.
Everything, Nothing, Something, Always (Walla!)
The work was mounted at X-Initiative for Performa 09 and ran November 11th and 12th.
HAUSER & WIRTH NEW YORK: ALLAN KAPROW'S YARD by William Pope L.
The work ran September 24th through October 24, 2009.
The Hauser & Wirth introduction to the piece can be viewed HERE.
Betty's Summer Vacation
I had the pleasure of working under the direction of David Frankel again in this HatTrick production. I played a loveable and innocent serial killer named Keith. The piece itself was fascinating to me, sort of socially reflective performance art turned on its head. If that makes any sense at all. Durang is always a fun challenge, a challenge I hadn't had the opportinity to approach for a few years. Felt good to stretch my absurdist legs again.
A review of the work may be found Creative Loafing.
Peace Piece: Take a Walk in My Shoes
This is a very exciting project in which I am serving as an associate producer as well as the narrator and negative protagonist of the stage performance Take a Walk in My Shoes of the total work Peace Piece. I worked between the Patel Conservatory and Rhymes with Orangez/ M.a.N. Productions to exchange costume and production elements for outreach for this cross-disciplinary, interactive, and multimedia performance. The Mailman, my role, works mostly in monologue navigating the audience through narrative dance integrating modern, hip-hop, and break styles. The music is originally composed by DJ Nova Jade (Tera Greene) and the choreography is the work of Marissa Alma-Nick. Working with these two women and the rest of the team is amazing.
Other elements of the work include a book to be published, a website with ongoing action points, and a documentary.
The first performance was a success and a learning experience. It was only the birth of the project, now it will begin to grow.
Six Degrees of Separation
In this performance of Six Degrees of Separation I played the role of Trent, the former love of the lead role. I once again worked with The Gorilla Theatre where I found myself in the company of several fantastic performers and in the hands of an excellent director, Nancy Cole. The process was an exciting one where I was allowed to explore aspects of my personality I had yet been able to explore as a performer. I was excited by the talent around me and felt proud to be a part of the piece.
A few reviews can be found at Creative Loafing, TBO Extra, and The St. Petersburg Times.
This fantastic production follows the lives of two young Jewish boys in New York during the fall of Hitler. It navigates the relationships of fathers and sons, friendships, and the turbulence between orthodox and Hasidic Judaism. I played Young Reuven, the youth version of the story's narrator. This was my first production with Stageworks Theatre.
A couple reviews or the performance can be found at Creative Loafing and TBO.
A wonderful opportunity to work with Josephine Dorado and Dan Winckler, the co-creators of KidzConnect. The program works to connect young people in different countries via media art, performance and collaborative creation in virtual worlds. I worked as an intern in the roles of theatre instructor and assistant stage manager. This particular program worked to connect Amsterdam and Tampa, Florida. I found myself completely in my element surrounded with like-minded individuals who saw the importance of the arts, cross-disciplinary and multimedia work as purpose driven. The program became self generative and deeply process oriented, leading to exciting philosophical, social, and intellectual territory.
A couple articles on the program can be found at Creative Loafing and tampabays10.
Young Dramatists Project 2008
I had the privelage to be involved in Young Dramatists Project at The Gorilla Theatre, a unique program which combines young artists with professionals to allow a professional production of the young writers work. This was my performatory introduction to The Gorilla Theatre.
A JobSite-Jobside production under JobSite Theatre, the resident theatre company at The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Shortcomings was a collection of three short plays. There were additional elements such as a short musical act. I was featured in Tom Stoppard’s The Fifteen Minute Hamlet as well as Listeners by Candice Benge.
For more info click here.
This was my first production out of The University of South Florida, the farce adapted by Steve Martin, The Underpants. Directed by David Frankel, a professor at the university, it was a slapstick filled event in the very intimate Silver Meteor Gallery, home of Hat Trick Theatre, a blossoming theatre company.
This was an interesting experience for me as I found myself part of a strong ensemble creating ambiance and distinct mis en scene. It was a workshopped production at The University of South Florida, a piece written by Barton Bishop, a successful and promising writer. The work was directed by Mark Armstrong, the artistic director of The Production Company: An Austrailian-American Alliance. I found a great interest watching the play develop on its feet, the actors, director, and writer working as a team. I have to admit, they were some fun guys to go on the town with as well.
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A role which I feel allowed me to culminate my voice and physical training to the fullest while creating and living in an exciting and unique character. Again, this was a University of South Florida production. I feel extremely fortunate that I was given the chance to play such an odd and eccentric character. The Wigmaker, my character, is a crass and animalistic creature who exists on an intellectual high-ground while physically living in filth as an outsider of the community.
For more photos click here.
Romeo & Juliet
A wonderful opportunity at The University of South Florida where I played one of the greatest Shakespearian lovers, Romeo.
For more photos click here.
A fun review from The Oracle, USF's school paper, can be found here.
Of Anger and Grace
My second production with The University of South Florida was a dance piece called Grief in the full production Of Anger and Grace. The works largely focused on the war in the middle-east. Grief was based on letters home from young men in Iraq. I found it striking how eloquent their writing was, purified by the dangers and circumstances they found themselves in. Their writings were shocking and soothing, a humanistic portrayal of a world far seperated from the one I find comfort in.
I found myself working with choreographers, amazed by the vernacular which seperated and bound us. The same words with massively contrasting meanings used in theatre versus dance. It was so enlightening to work around individuals who had manicured and trained their bodys to become perfectly responsive machines. Those of us with theatre backgrounds and those of us with dance backgrounds exchanged thoughts and experiences, finding comradery and new insight to our own craft.
For more photos of the piece click HERE.
For a article on the work in which I am quoted click HERE.