For decades, Black, Indigenous and People of Color have longed to see themselves portrayed in prominent, positive and important positions in mainstream media. And though there have been a few, with nearly 40% of the U.S. population being Black and LatinX, it’s still not enough. DominiRican Productions aims to create a space that offers improved and advanced opportunities for BIPOC artists where they might not have existed before. Our company is currently in pre-production on our second narrative short, “American Made” which stars Broadway’s Jared Dixon and Pierre Jean Gonzalez. We are reaching out in hopes that you can help us raise funds to meet our goal of $4,000USD. With a streamlined budget, we will use these funds to cover the cost of equipment rentals and payroll. As we aim to have a crew made up of a diverse, cross section of our industry, we are pledging to pay a fair and reasonable wage to this underutilized demographic. We are looking for donations, funding, words of wisdom and will always accept a friendly “good luck”! Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Nosotros And NBC Name Pierre Jean Gonzalez And Desiree Carcamo As Winners Of Annual Ya Tu Sabes Monologue Slam!
“Latinx arts advocacy group Nosotros and NBC have selected Pierre Jean Gonzalezand Desiree Carcamo as the winners of the 2nd Annual Ya Tu Sabes Monologue Slam. The annual event, which streamed on December 9, showcased a diverse group of Latinx Writers and Actors with original well-rounded monologues and performances that covered a diverse range of subjects in their storytelling, providing different perspectives of the Latinx experience while using universally relatable themes such as love, loss, hope, language, family, and female empowerment.”
Kristoffer Diaz’s searing, hilarious and all-too-resonant play “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” isn’t new to South Florida. The 2009 script, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, made its area debut in 2012 in a fierce and fine production at Boca Raton’s Caldwell Theatre Company just a few months before the long-running regional powerhouse folded.
Brash, bold and bombastic- “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” by Kristoffer Diaz is a truly original theatrical experience produced by the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Directed by the indomitable Jen Wineman, the black box Cook Theatre was transformed into a wrestling arena complete with laser lighting and rock music to pump up the excitement.
No ordinary production, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity takes place in an arena surrounded by audience. They’re in turn surrounded by giant moving projections of what happens on center stage, a metaphoric boxing ring that, also in turn, becomes an actual one. With lights flashing and rap and hip-hop blaring throughout actors’ and audience spaces, the show offers a central monologue together with environmental and interactive theater. To what purpose?