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DOMINION

by Gregory Forrest


30 & 31st March 2018
Theatre 104, Athens, Greece

 

Director: Aikaterini Papageorgiou 

Set & Costume Design:

Alexander Gunnarsson & Sophia Mavromichalis

Lighting Design: Kostis Mousikos

Music Composer: Giannis Christodoulopoulos
 

(Please note that tickets are only available through the Greek box office)
 

'Dominion takes to the stage in an intense 90 minute psychodrama of sexual morality, love, passion, intimacy and politics, penned by The Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts award winning writer Gregory Forrest, and bought to life under director Aikaterini Papageorgiou. The play centres on a young couple and the rights and wrongs of their sexual relationship, along with the effects it ultimately has on both, and draws comparisons to real life war situations and just how far it is ethically permissible to go. The three handed cast comprises of Chichester University couple Stevie Williams, as the disturbingly controlling boyfriend, film and theatrical actress Carley Dawson as the curious but questioning subservient girlfriend, and The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, film actress, Pascalina Ofori, as the narrator and waitress, who blends together the couple’s relationship and that of all additional facts.

The performers, writer and director are members of The Young Quill's, a theatrical company that travels around the UK to support and collaborate with emerging actors and playwrights. Papageorgiou was the founder of The Young Quill's, but had previously performed for two years in her home country with The Youth National Ballet Company Of Greece. The range of acting skills portrayed by Williams, Dawson and Ofori, in Dominion are truly incredible, with each having a talent l for one can’t wait to see more of. '

 

Review by Andrew Hay
30th September 2017

(Please note that tickets are only available through the Greek box office)

"Nobody is normal. Normal is not Normal. They have all thought of what we do. Can one love and hurt at the same time? And why is the question of love surprisingly missing from nowadays western societies?" 

 

After a successful premiere at the Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth in September 2017, final rehearsals are underway for the Athens production of Dominion. Performed in English, the evolved version of the play sees the omission of the narrator 'N' (previously played by Pascalina Ofori) as the duelling characters absorb the audience on an electrifying and intense journey.

A love story as much as a hate story where intimacy tries to fight against the morality of war, in a world in which political norms have been internalised. The story of a couple who missed the purpose because they worked on the means and they ended up wondering if dominating or being dominated fights futility. 

A parodic look into a subversive couples' lives as they challenge authority, dignity, control and deviance within the relationship.

This re-worked version takes an epic approach which is more cohesive with the themes of the play - playing with alienation to better communicate how Dominion’s characters are exposing themselves as a void in society and its norms - with a particular focus on relationships.

The production is supported by Alumni Hub and the British Arts Council Greece.

PASCALINA OFORI as 'N'

Pascalina is currently studying Musical Theatre at Portsmouth University. She  attended NESCOT College and studied Performing Arts. During her time at NESCOT and is currently studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has featured in two films which are yet to come out in cinemas. In addition, she has played leading roles in theatre productions both at NESCOT and at the Portsmouth.

Playwright:

GREGORY FORREST

Gregory is a writer, dramaturg, and recipient of The Other Prize for playwriting. He has completed his MA in Text and Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). He is currently developing two original plays, and the lyrics for an experimental new musical. He has worked as a writer, director and producer for shows in the UK and abroad. 

Originally performed by:

 

CARLEY DAWSON as 'S'

Carley is a trained actor and classical singer. With a passion for film acting and theatre performance, she studied Performance at Chichester University and she has started her Master's degree in Performance (Theatre Collectives). She has set up her own theatre company in 2015, which she now manages alongside acting roles.

STEVIE WILLIAMS as 'D'

Stevie is a trained actor, currently studying a Master's degree in Performance at Chichester University. He has been involved in a variety of theatre and film performances from postmodern theatre productions with B-LAB in Brighton at the fringe, or on stage at Theatre Utopia in London with Miscommunicate.

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