Teaching

As an acclaimed and awarded teaching artist Dominique has taught over 100 residencies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Additionally, she held the position of Director of Education for the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey.  Dominique has developed the HOLOCAUST STUDIES and the JUVENILLE JUSTICE programs, all multi-year annual projects.  At Rowan and William Paterson Unversity she developed the playwrighting curriculum for educators for the Arts Horizons Artist Teacher Institute.  At Craig School Dominique used innovative approaches with children of Autism and Asperger’s in the creation of curriculum in playwriting and performance. With WRITERS THEATRE of NEW JERSEY and the KENNEDY CENTER’S VERY SPECIAL ARTS program (2014-2018), Dominique designed and implementing four programs addressing learning disabilities creating one-act plays with incarcerated boys and fourth time offenders at Greenfields and Warren Group Residentials, John F Kennedy High School, developing and performing a group one-act play with developmentally disabled, and The Craig School, developing one-act plays with learning disabled.  Hasan Murphy, from Greenfields won the 2014 Kennedy Center VSA Playwright Discovery Award for his play, Fortune Cookies, about a young boy who cannot read and is afraid to let anyone know.  Elijah Gaines, from Greenfields won the 2016 Playwright Discovery Award with his play, Learn Your ABCs, about a boy with multiple learning disabilities who enters a rap contest and wins with his rap about the alphabet soup of disabilities. His play also won the 2017 New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest (Writers Theatre of New Jersey). Kareem Tucker and Kajohn Hird, won the Playwrights Discovery Award for their plays, Brothers and The Bird, The Worm and The Snake.  Raquan Santiago, Warren, was a finalist with his play, Be Yourself, and won the 2018 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival Contest.  Craig School students, Colin McKenna (2016) won the Playwrights Discovery Award, Junior Division with his play Wings, and Ava Sibona won the 2018 Junior Division of Young playwrights of New Jersey.  Plays were performed in DC and in New Jersey. Dominique will be returning to Drew University, teaching playwrighting for the Spring Semester, 2019.

 

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