Dominique is a freelance Theatre Director who grew up in London and now lives in St Leonards on Sea. She loves cooking and is a Nichiren Buddhist.
Dominique studied English and Drama at Bretton Hall College, then trained in acting with The Actor's Company and subsequently in The Meisner Technique with Scott Williams at The Impulse Company.
Since training she shifted from acting to directing and has enjoyed great variety in her career to date, having directed musicals, theatre for young audiences, period and contemporary theatre, devised work, immersive theatre, promenade, and youth productions. She is always seeking the best way to tell a story in the most immediate and exciting way possible.
She also offers coaching for actors wishing to develop their craft and runs drama projects and workshops for children and young people.
She is passionate about directing new writing and working alongside playwrights as a dramaturg to develop new work and has recently formed
“If you knew my story, your heart would break too... ”
"Emul8 Theatre brings an extremely bold and fresh new viewpoint to an iconic Dickens' character, who vows revenge on all mankind after being abandoned on her wedding day. How did she become the bitter, twisted person we have come to know so well? This is the question that the writer and performer of Havisham herself, Heather Alexander, asks. She, under the insightful direction of Dominique Gerrard, gets answers to the questions that are normally only hinted at."
Broadway Baby - 5 Stars
"The outstanding one-person show of the Fringe so far! As ever with Alexander, this is a masterclass in acting. It’s also a masterclass in directing and technical address..."
Fringe Review - Hidden Gem
Hastings Fringe Festival 2023
29 July at The Stables Theatre
Hastings Meisner runs monthly sessions for experienced
actors and those new to this technique.
It offers a regular opportunity to stretch actor's muscles
of impulsivity and spontaneity.
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Dominique is teaching the Adult Acting Foundation Course for The Actor's Lounge, Eastbourne.
Recent Projects 2022
Recent reviews for Room:
“Everything, from the scenography to Dominique Gerrard’s direction, is impeccable… a refined, intimate, and literary pleasure…speaks to the contemporary woman with a dramatic force that moves the audience towards the end with a truthful and immediate message.”
North West End 5 stars
"As director, Gerrard has taken great pains over the excellent pace of the piece, which allows the audience to keep abreast of the various threads as they gradually bind together, engendering empathy for the character and deeper understanding of the arguments."
Fringe Review 5 stars
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW
"Dominique Gerrard’s light direction gives the space for both the script and performance to shine. Entertainingly thought-provoking."
The Reviewshub 4.5 stars
Recent reviews for SOE:
“Direction is, given the limitations of the venue, well done. In fact, the direction has clearly been tightly managed as the limitations of the stage could have given rise to a number of really difficult issues onstage.”
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SHOW
“There is much to admire about this production, which is directed by Dominique Gerrard with confidence…using the set in creative ways and a long length of rope…forms a metaphorical spider's web."
Number 9 Reviews
“The production has clearly gone to great lengths to do the story justice. A cleverly constructed tribute.”
Edinburgh Guide 4 stars
“…S.O.E. is undeniably gripping and at times a taut and nail-biting narrative…Ultimately, this is a story of heroism and courage, and a tale told with a lot of heart.”
British Theatre Guide