Name: Dominique Rider
What is your current project? This Sinking Island
Where are you performing your show and why is it a good fit for your production?
University Settlement. Small spaces are good for telling intimate stories and can utilized in a lot of ways that huge ones can’t. You have the audience in the palm of your hand and can pull them in a lot easier.
What’s next for you?
Not sure! Hoping to continue building up credits as an Assistant Director.
What is the name of the last show you saw?
A festival of plays about black life in South Dallas.
Any advice for your peers?
Artist of color are often times forced to fight for a seat a table that doesn’t seem interested in what we have to say. Remember, that eventually, that table will belong to us.
Facebook: Dominique Rider
Dominique Rider is a director and writer. He studied theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas and has worked at many non-front Black theaters throughout Dallas. His most recent directing credits include Intimate Apparel (SFA), By the Bog of Cats(SFA), and Sunset Baby (SFA). He is excited to be working with The Anthropologists because of its strong focus on community engagement and hopes that This Sinking Island will bring about “more thoughtful conversation about climate change”.
DATE: October 20th (7:30pm) and October 21st (10:30am/7:30pm)
WHERE: University Settlement at Speyer Hall at University Settlement
184 Eldridge St., NY, NY 10002