Dominique Sweeney CV

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Agent: Therese Clifford Management (TCM)
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Online Presence
Lichen Collective

Direction – Stage/Film Production – Company – Year

Distance  by L Harris & D Sweeney, Booranga Writers’ Centre 2021
As you Like It  by William Shakespeare, CSU, 2021
Party Beach by Van Badham, CSU, 2021
Lazzi Bug Devised, CSU, 2020
Seeing Horrors 2 by Mark Rogers, CSU, 2020
Lazzi 2 Devised, CSU, 2019
All the Flags by Van Badham, CSU, 2019
More Lazzi Devised, CSU, 2018
This Territory by Noëlle Janaczewska, CSU, 2018
Lazzi Devised, CSU, 2017
Tales from The Arabian Nights by Donna Abela, CSU, 2017
Deadly, Sydney Theatre School, 2015
Wild, Group Devised, Sydney Theatre School, 2014
Shenton College SRC Film Museum of Australian Democracy, 2009
Tiddalik Children’s Film Museum of Australian Democracy, 2009
Performance Studies Macquarie Uni, 2007
Youth Week Workshops Wadeye/Pt.Keats April 2007
Commedia dell‘arte Workshops ANU Drama Dept 2003-2008
Mask Workshops Pine St Arts Centre 2002
How much can one bear Short Film 2001
The Red Truck Documentary in development, 2001
A Piece of Cake Belvoir Downstairs, 2000
Brainstorm Productions Alstonville, 2000
Director and Lecturer Griffith University, Gold Coast 1995/97
Mask Teacher/Director, Russian State Institute of Performing Arts 1994/95
Springvale Corroboree Katherine, NT, 1994
Accidente Adelaide Fringe, 1994
L’Etoile Paris, 1992
Graceland Lorne School, Vic 1990
Walk Across the Rooftop La Mama, Melbourne 1985
Waiting for Godot IR, Stagedoor Theatre, Melbourne, 1983

Theatre Production – Company – Year – Director – Role

Rush  Lichen Collective commissioned and written for Artstate, Riverina Playhouse, 2020 – Dede
Norm and Ahmed, Wagga Wagga Skateboard Park, 2018 Robert Lewis – Norm
The Human Glove HR Gallery, Wagga Wagga, 2017 Lewis/Sweeney – ghost
Do you have to Walk Around Completely Naked?, Feydeau, Fine Line Theatre, 2015 Company Devised – Ventroux
Walk Me!, Fine Line Theatre, 2009-11 Company Devised – Cleo (a dog)
Inanna’s Descent Theatre Kantanka, 2000-02 Carlos Gomes and Michael Cohen – Dumuzi
The Sheep Theatre Kantanka, 2000-02 Carlos Gomes and Michael Cohen – a sheep
Sweet Road by Deb Oswald Playbox & State Theatre SA, 2000 Aubrey Mellor – Michael
Cheap Thrills Brainstorm, 2000 Jenny Johnson – one man show
The Eye Theatre Kantanka, 1999-2000 Carlos Gomes – Crew/Viola Player/Sheep
Bench – Adagio partner Streets of Dance, Sydney, 1999 D.Sweeney/K.Green – dancer
Breaker St  Adelaide Fringe & Metro Arts, Brisbane 1998 & 1999 Therese Collie – Potzy
Rebecca Twelfth Night National Tour, 1997 Peter Williams – Frank Crawley
Madeleine Le Companie 108, Paris & St.Petersburg, 1994-95 – Ratso, Gino, Harry
Accidente Anvil Theatre, Adelaide, 1994 D.Sweeney – Ratso, Gino, Harry
L’Etoile Hodgson, Sweeney, Anvil Theatre, Paris, 1992 Will Hodgson – Mack, Raymond
The Captain & Brighella Anvil Theatre, Melbourne, Lorne, Covent Garden 1991 Peter Donohue – 2 masks
La Pozione Magico Anvil Theatre, Bologna, Venice, Florence 1990 Valeria Campo – Il Capitano
On Edge by Yvonne Fein Universal Theatre Beauregard Productions, 1989 Maurie Johns – Daniel Harris
European Features La Mama, 1989 Bob Pavlich – Kandinsky, Schiel
Everyman Anvil Theatre Melbourne Tour, 1989 Robert Draffin – the Captain
The Entrepreneurs Pauline Hosking, Carlton Courthouse, 1988 Malcolm Robertson – Blom
Twelfth Night Grin & Tonic Theatre, 1987 Bryan Nason – Feste
As You Like It Grin & Tonic Theatre, 1987 Bryan Nason – Orlando
Walk Across the Rooftop La Mama, 1985 D.Sweeney – one man show
The Purple and Black Zone Comedy Cafe, 1985 Russell Fletcher – Mr. Tom Kent
Hoover Wallaby’s Wedding International Rescue, 1985 Russell Fletcher – Captain Scar
Ubu Roi Alfred Jarry Pataphysical Theatre, 1982 Michael Agar – The Russian Army
Eat Your Heart Out Qld Theatre Company, 1981 Lloyd Nixon – Charlie ( 9 months TIE tour)
Aesop’s Fables Qld Theatre Company, 1981 Lloyd Nixon – Aesop’s Animals ( 9 month TIE tour)

Film Performance
Production – Company – Year – Director – Role

Masked corroborees of the northwest by Dominique Sweeney 2010 (documentary)
In Too Deep Media World, 1988 John Tatoulis – Dinny
Jigsaw Colosimo Films, 1988 Mark Gracie – Sgt. Brennon
The First Kangaroos BBC4, Roadshow, 1987 Frank Citanovitch – Daly Messenger
Mullaway Ukiyo Films, 1986 Don McLennan – Jim
Souffle Swinbourne Film, 1986 Andrew Sharp – Ernest

Television Performance

Production – Company – Year – Director – Role

Farscape, Jim Henson Creatures 2000 – Ian Watson, Andrew Prowse – Tak, Cargn
Phoenix, ABC, 1991 Julian McSwiney – Wheels (detective) Michael Carson
Flying Doctors, Crawfords,1988 Dan Burstal – Chris (guest role)
Darling’s of the Gods, Le Mesurier, ABC, 1988 Catherine Millar – waiter (guest role)
Fast Lane, ABC,1987 John Clarke -Tad (guest role)
A Fortunate Life, PBL Productions, 1984 Marcus Cole, Henri Saffron – Albert Facey

Teaching Experience

2016 -2021 Lecturer in Acting for Stage and Screen, Charles Sturt University
Feb 2013 – 2016 Theatre History/Directing, Sydney Theatre School
Teaching Theatre History and directing – Traditional Aboriginal Theatre, Sumerians, Homer
and other world performance traditions.
Nov 2013 – 2014 Aboriginal Mask workshops – Erudio Education
Workshop for secondary teachers on approaches to teaching
Australian Aboriginal public performance materials in class.
Jul 2011 – Nov 2012 Sydney Girls High, Wairoa Public School, Meadowbank TAFE
Secondary school teaching – drama and special needs students.
Aug 2010 – Jun 2011 Performance Studies, UWS
Lecturer in Performance Studies.
Aug 2009 – Nov 2009 Performance Studies, Sydney University
Lecturer in Performance Studies focusing on practical Commedia dell’arte and
performance analysis
Feb 2007 – Jun 2007 Performance Studies, Macquarie University
Lecturer in Performance Studies
Mar 2003 – Dec 2007 Theatre ANU Theatre Department
Teaching mask and Commedia dell’ arte
Feb 1996 – Nov 1998 Theatre Lecturer Griffith University
Teaching, lecturing and directing in theatre
Jul 1994 – Feb 1995 Theatre Lecturer
Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, St. Petersburg
Teacher mask performance


Distance  by L Harris & D Sweeney, Booranga Writers’ Centre 2021
Cheap Thrills Brainstorm Productions, 2000
Accidente Anvil Theatre, Adelaide, 1994
Everyman Anvil Theatre, Melbourne, with Robert Draffin 1989
Walk Across the Rooftop La Mama, 1985

Apr 2006 – Jun 2009 – Living Democracy Gallery, Old Parliament House, Canberra
Content Development and Film Making
Mar 2007 – Jul 2007 Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Film maker and curator documenting Roy Wiggan, Broome – Ilma collection.

Education Background
2017 Tertiary teaching subjects: EEL416 Learning and Teaching & EEL409 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.
2014 ‘Eight Ways’ Aboriginal Course, Dubbo, NSW
2013 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2011 Certificate IV in Business
2010 PhD Inter-disciplinary Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University “masked corroborees of the northwest – ‘stand up in my head’” – 47 min documentary film and thesis
2010 ANU Graduate Course Award in Information Literacy
2001 B.A. Hons, Griffith/Sydney University
1994 2 yr Diploma, L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris
1985 B.Ed., Deakin University (Rusden) Drama/Dance/Philosophy

Voice teachers (light barritone):  Frankie Armstrong, Graham Clarke, Donald Cant
Dance: Shirley McKechnie, Ruth Komezarov
Instruments: viola, guitar

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