"...and death shall have no dominion. No more may gulls cry at their ears or waves break loud on the seashores; where blew a flower may a flower no more lift its head to the blows of the rain; though they be mad and dead as nails, heads of the characters hammer through daisies; break in the sun till the sun breaks down, and death shall have no dominion."
-- Dylan Thomas, "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"
No Dominion Theatre Co. is dedicated to eradicating the notion of limits within theatre artistry while utilizing a versatile ensemble that aims to reflect the immediate truth.
Whatever that means.
No Dominion Theatre Co. was founded by Michael Joel and Kaitlin Overton in March of 2015 and is currently based in northern New Jersey.
The company's inaugural production, One. Four. (Zero)., was written and directed by Michael Joel and premiered at the historic Solitude House in High Bridge, New Jersey in April 2015. The second full-length production, Departure, is an original devised theatre piece based off various found texts, was conceived and directed by Kaitlin Overton, and also premiered at Solitude House in November 2015. In February 2016, Michael and Kaitlin co-wrote, directed, and starred in an original piece called Help me out here, that premiered as part of the 2016 FRIGID NY Festival at UNDER St. Mark’s.
In September of 2016, No Dominion launched, H.A.T.C.H., (Helping Artists to Create Here), a new performance series that serves as an incubator for artists of any and all mediums to show their stuff under No Dominion's roof (of sorts). During this time, the company also brought on another colleague from Montclair and good friend, Christine 'Chandy' Bennett, to the core team. H.A.T.C.H. premiered with Christine's Peculiar Therapy, followed with their second H.A.T.C.H. event, Murdock's #AAAH Album Release Event shortly after. H.A.T.C.H. aims to function as a springboard for artistic works that may be in any phase of the creative process, and that may not otherwise have access to such crucial provisions, such as a venue, substantial audience-base, marketing, advertising, and most importantly, fundraising efforts.
No Dominion also recently teamed up with local Jersey City blog Growing in Jersey City to launch a new staged reading series, Theatre in the Heights, based in the Jersey City Heights neighborhood, which aims to bring new plays and local actors together, and showcase the small, local business scene in the Jersey City Heights.
To learn more about the team, click here.
No Dominion is currently in the process of cultivating its Board of Advisors. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.