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.
She has enjoyed huge variety in her career to date, having directing musicals, theatre for young audiences, period plays, devised work and youth productions. She is passionate about directing new writing and working alongside playwrights to develop new work. She teaches and directs at University of West London and Kingston College.
She is a specialist teacher of The Meisner Technique and has set up Hastings Meisner which runs regular sessions open to all.
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
Acting Course: Working with Text
The Stables Theatre, Hastings
Working With Text
a six week course run by Dominique Gerrard
Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24 June, 7.30-9.30pm
Mondays 8, 15 July, 7.30-9.30pm
£60 members · £72 non-members
Following the success of our Jan-March acting workshops, we are offering a six-
week course focusing on applying these and more skills to text. Each week we
will explore scenes from famous writers across different styles and begin to see
how various approaches and techniques help us when rehearsing a scene and a
You don’t need to have attended our previous workshops to sign up. The course
will culminate in a sharing of work-in-progress to an invited audience.
A Necessary Woman
by Deborah Clair & Philippa Urquhart
RECENTLY PUBLISHED AND AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE
Census night, 1911. Suffragette Emily Davison is hiding in a cleaning cupboard, in the crypt beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily plans a daring and courageous act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she is caught and returned to prison? Written and performed by Deborah Clair and Philippa Urquhart to celebrate the 2018 suffrage centenary. Directed by Dominique Gerrard. A Necessary Woman has been performed in Parliament to rave reviews and was recently featured on BBC Woman's Hour with Jane Garvey.