WHERE IS SEA DOG THEATER?
Sea Dog Theater is currently in residency with the The Olmsted Salon at the Off-Off-Broadway space “The Cave,” at Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal Church at 209 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003.
WHAT DOES SEA DOG MEAN?
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 inclement weather, diminishing provisions, and the possibility of chaos 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.
WHO IS SEA DOG THEATER?
Sea Dog Theater was founded in 2016 after two successful collaborations between Christopher Domig and Janelle Garcia Domig: the international tour of DIRT (New York, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Vancouver BC), and The Waste Land, co-created with Daniel Domig (New York International Fringe Festival). Together they discovered that the central questions in their work addressed the theme of alienation and reconciliation. They established Sea Dog Theater in order to explore in greater depths how the experience of alienation and reconciliation pervades all aspects of the human condition. Sea Dog's inaugural event took place on April 21, 2017.
CHRISTOPHER DOMIG/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Christopher 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). Recent TV: Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Black List, Law & Order: SVU and Blindspot. BFA: Wheaton College, MFA: Southern Methodist University. www.christopherdomig.com
JANELLE GARCIA DOMIG/GENERAL MANAGER
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.
WHITNEY BAHR/Artist and community development
Whitney is a graduate from the University of Florida where she studied Family, Youth, and Community Science and Theater. She is a trained vocalist, writer, and actor, her writing including music pieces, lyrics, and stage productions. She has performed across the nation, including Disney and Carnegie Hall, always entering into her work with a desire to deeply understand people and connect them to the most beautiful parts of life. Whitney has worked in several nonprofits, specializing in donor communications, event coordinating, and publicity. She was the Founder and Director of Art in Motion Theater Camp in Florida and the Director of the Man Up, Speak Up Camp with The Women’s Center - where she worked to co-create several Public Service Announcements that premiered on MTV, city billboards, and YouTube. Whitney’s passion is to use the arts as a way of uncovering truth, both the beautiful and the brutal.
JENNIFER HIBBS/artistic associate
Jenn is indigenous to Portland, Maine. She traded in her accent for a B.F.A. in Acting at Marymount Manhattan College. She spent many years in the improv and sketch comedy world and continued her acting studies at Michael Howard Studios. For the last few years, she has studied photography and painting. Last spring you may have seen her in Sea Dog Theater's reading of Middletown. She is so excited and so grateful to be joining the core team at Sea Dog Theater as their artistic "Gal Friday" and to be the assistant director and stage manager of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
Sea Dog Theater is grateful to have the support of the following individuals serving on our inaugural season's advisory board.
David Dark, Author, Professor, TN
Chris Craigin Day, Professor, Playwright, NY
Alison Donnelly, Writer, NY
Vincent D'Onofrio, Actor and Director, NY
John Foote, Attorney of Law, Baker McKenzie, DC
Natalie Foote, Executive Director, Restoration Immigration Legal Aid, DC
Michael Howard, Acting Teacher, NY
David Jennings, Executive Director, Incarnation Ministries, Vancouver B.C.
Joe Kickasola, Professor, Author, Filmmaker, NY
Linnea Kickasola, Opera Singer, Liturgist, NY
John Kolvenbach, Playwright, NY
Zac Martin, Director, Trellis, NY
Steven Purcell, Executive Director, Laity Lodge, TX
Meaghan Ritchey, Arts Consultant, NY
Jacob Smith, Rector of Calvary-St.George's Church, NY
Anne Snyder, Director, The Character Initiative, DC
Chris Staffel, Entrepreneur, TX/NY
Alissa Wilkinson, Critic, Professor, NY