Dominique Sweeney


Performer, Director, Researcher, Lecturer in Stage and Screen Acting

  • Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research, ANU
  • B.Ed Drama/Dance/Philosophy, Deakin University (Rusden)

Dominique is a performer, teacher, creator and film-maker specialising in documenting performance practice. As an actor Dominique played Albert Facey in the Ch 9 miniseries “A Fortunate Life” and Dally Messenger in the BBC film “The First Kangaroos”. He is a core member and chair of the board of Theatre Kantanka and cofounder of Lichen Collective.

Dominique studied for two years at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. He taught acting at TAFE, Universities and at the St.Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy.

His Ph.D. thesis and film “masked corroborees of the northwest” has been seen at International Film Festivals in Amsterdam, Moscow and Koper. The thesis is grounded in Northwest Australia looking at a range of corroborees that incorporate the use of masks connecting bodies to country, cultural knowledge and ancestors.


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