NEWS

  • Recently directed a monologue entitled "Seeing you will make me sad" by Liz Byrd filmed whilst in lockdown for Questors Theatre. 

  • Invited speaker at QuesTalk - discussing Dramaturgy. 

  • Recently directed The Seance by John Knowles as part of The Ghost in the Machine series.

  • Developing project for young audiences by John Knowles on the issue of climate change. 

  • Facilitating a Directors' Forum for The Stables Theatre, Hastings.

  • Will be running a Meisner Technique session at The Grove Theatre, Eastbourne in 2020.

  • Gave a talk on acting to the Little Theatre Guild Conference 2019 at The Stables Theatre, Hastings.

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. 

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 is passionate about directing new writing and working alongside playwrights as a dramaturg to develop new work. 

She also offers coaching for actors wishing to develop their craft and runs drama projects and workshops for children and young people.

She is a specialist teacher of The Meisner Technique and runs Hastings Meisner.

Recent​

Quintessence 

by Emily Carding

Several hundred years in the future, a combination of cataclysmic events results in the extinction of the human race as we know it. Programmed with the complete works of Shakespeare as a guide to the nature of the human soul, what could go wrong when AI decides to recreate humanity?

"The way the sound production and lighting synchs – literally snaps to Carding and Carding to it (what’s Prospero to Carding, and Carding to it?)... It’s the tightest such synchronicity I’ve seen in any Fringe production. As expected it’s quite magical." Fringereview

Here at Last is Love

by David Manners

(Staged reading with full production later in 2020)

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I have had the pleasure of working with Dominique as a facilitator on several occasions and can highly recommend her. She has excellent communication skills, relates to people and has an inspiring creative mind. I’ve also seen her work as a director which is always clear, exciting and visually impressive. Dominique works hard and has a well prepared and composed approach.

—  Iain Jones, Shakespeare Schools Festival

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