MAR ‘19 // Together with the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, the Educational Arts Team, the Jersey City Free Public Library and 40+ community partners, we’ve collaborated on a month-long celebration of events and activities based on the featured novel, Station Eleven, for the NEA’s Big Read. We performed at the city-wide Kick-Off Celebration and co-hosted two city-wide Story Slams, similar to The Moth.
MAR '19 // As a culmination of a weeklong developmental residency in Art House Productions' Nomad Theater Program, No Dominion Theatre Co. presents a workshop reading of a new play written and directed by Michael Joel.
This new work is an epic two-part political drama that explores the relationship between the media, the public, and its chosen political leaders. From the perspectives of a conservative news anchor, a suburban housewife, and a newly elected president and his opposition, this play chronicles how things can go from bad, to worse, to the unimaginable.
The cast for the workshop features Carrie O'Dell, Chandy Bennet, Alli Blackman, Megan Wagner, Angela Borrello, Emily Cordes, Cailin Chang, Alex Gheesling, David Wagner, Anthony Paglia, and Gayatri Patel Bahl.
MAR-JUN '18 // No Dominion teamed up with Jersey City Theater Center to develop and present their most recent project Yarns as part of JCTC's Theater in Residency program and Resistance Series. Initially developed in November 2015, this original devised production explores the parallels between sex work and fiber arts as a group of five women seek change and empowerment despite the hostile world that surrounds them. Utilizing texts from various sources with interviews from sex workers and fiber artists, Yarns takes audiences to a brothel where the women survive by turning tricks and creating warmth from the yarn that surrounds them under the watchful eye of a man who calls himself their protector. Culminating in an unforgettable burlesque performance, Yarns shows the true meaning of female empowerment and how "women's work" is a force to be reckoned with.
Photos by Alex Gurevich, Arts on the Hudson.
Yarns has been made possible in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
FEB-MAR '18 // No Dominion presented the World Premiere of Rut by Christine 'Chandy' Bennett as part of the New York FRIGID Festival at the Kraine Theater.
Rut is a one act play detailing 24 hours of a toxic relationship. What do you do when you know it's wrong but want to be there anyway? Written without any gender pronouns, this piece is an exploration of relationships at their most blunt human patterns, exposed in raw form.
Click here to see photos from our FRIGID debut in 2016.
Photos by Arts on the Hudson
DEC '17 // We celebrated the holiday season with a collaboration with the folks behind The Haven Project for their newest immersive experience, The Beyerley High School Holiday Reunion as part of our H.A.T.C.H. Series.
OCT '17 // THANK YOU INDIE THEATER FUND! No Dominion Theatre Co. has graciously been awarded a Theater Leadership Grant from the Indie Theater Fund, an organization whose mission is to sustain and strengthen independent theater presented in the five boroughs of New York City. In addition to granting vital financial resources to theater companies and individual artists, the Indie Theater Fund stimulates the growth of independent theater by seeding projects that support and develop the community as a whole.
Theatre in the Heights // Our most recent staged reading of A Lovely Damaged Quality by Mackenzie McBride on October 20th was a huge success! Click below to see photos from the evening at the Statuary in Jersey City Heights. We are happy to be teaming up with local blog Growing in Jersey City to bring a new staged reading series to the Jersey City Heights area. The series launched in July 2017. Click below to see photos from previous readings and learn more about how to get involved and submit your work for future readings!