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There are 12 million illegal immigrants living in this country. This is the story of one of them. The award-winning play Dirt tells the story of an illegal Iraqi immigrant. His name is Sad. At night he walks our streets and sells roses. He loves to speak our language but nobody listens. Will you?


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SEA DOG THEATER was founded in 2016 after two successful collaborations between Christopher Domig and Janelle Garcia. After they produced the international tour of DIRT (New York, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Vancouver B.C.), and The Waste Land, designed and co-directed by Daniel Domig (Laity Lodge, TX, New York), they discovered that the questions central to their work addressed the experience of alienation and reconciliation. They founded SEA DOG THEATER in order to explore in greater depths how the experience of alienation and reconciliation pervade all aspects of the human condition. 

The term SEA DOG may refer to an experienced sailor, a 16th century Elizabethan pirate, or a rainbow-like formation seen in foggy conditions.

We chose the name SEA DOG THEATER because life both on and off the stage feels much like being out to sea: we have every intention of reaching land, but due to storms, diminishing provisions, and the possibility of a revolt on board, there is no guarantee we will reach our destination. Occasionally, we see a rainbow-like formation and wonder what to make of it.


Artistic Director– Christopher Domig is an actor and director in New York City. Recent acting credits include: The Waste Land: A Performance/Installation at FringeNYC, English World Premiere of Dirt in New York (59E59, 4th Street Theater), Edinburgh (Gilded Balloon), Vancouver (Pacific Theatre), Berlin (ETB), and London (Arcola Theatre). Love Song (Hudson Stage), The Box Man (Sister Sylvester), Uncle Vanya (Studio 4 Istanbul), Much Ado About Nothing, Elizabeth Rex (Stonington Opera House) Recent TV: Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Black List, Law & Order: SVU and Blindspot. Recent feature films: A Different Sun, Crooked & Narrow, Apartment 4E, Bastards Of Young,  3 People I’ve Never Heard Of, Tenants, Second-Story Man. Recent feature films: A Different Sun, Crooked & Narrow, Apartment 4E, Bastards Of Young,  3 People I’ve Never Heard Of, Tenants, Second-Story Man. Directing credits include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, and Lovers by Brian Friel, BFA: Wheaton College, MFA: Southern Methodist University. He lives with his wife and two kids in Brooklyn.

General Manager– Janelle Garcia is from Texas and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Janelle produced Dirt and The Waste Land and did publicity for the plays when they ran in Vancouver and New York City. She previously worked as a producer's assistant for Rabbit Bandini, where she coordinated festival runs for the films Feast of Stephen, Herbert White, Saturday Night, and A Clerk's Tale by director James Franco at the Berlin, Cannes, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals.