Art in any form is continually in jeopardy of being eliminated. It is an artist’s responsibility to pass on what he or she knows to inspire the next generation to fight for art by creating art.
DOMINIQUE CIERI is a graduate of Goddard College where she received her MFA and is the recipient of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Individual Playwriting Fellowship 2003, and 2009. Ms. Cieri’s plays have been produced in New Jersey, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Baltimore. Pitz & Joe, an award-winning play, produced at Geva Theatre, is currently under contract with Warner Brothers. For Dear Life was a finalist for Charlotte New Plays Festival, Charlotte, NC, and ShenanArts Fellowship, VA. Last Kiss, developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, was a finalist for Reva Shiner Award; Count Down was produced at Puffin Cultural Forum and Bank Street Theatre with Off World Productions, directed by Elyse Knight, and most recently at The Strand Theatre Company, Baltimore, directed by Bari Hochwald and was part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, DC. Her most recent plays, Safe and Nothing But A Good Mother, or The Baby Killer Play were part of Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s Forum Reading Series. The Baby Killer Play was developed at Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s Women’s Playwrights Program, and was a semifinalist for MultiStages New Works Contest, semi-finalist, Downstage Left Residency, 2014, and was a part of Speranza Theatre’s Fall Festival, 2015. Ms. Cieri’s teaching artist work touches on a wide variety of populations which range from abused and neglected girls, at-risk boys in group residential homes, and a Holocaust program, adapting over 23 Holocaust stories for the stage at Yavneh Academy. Her Essays on Arts and Education have been published in the New York Times, and Teaching Artist Journal