Dominic Finocchiaro

Dominic Finocchiaro

Dominic Finocchiaro’s full-length plays include angel's share, brother brother, brut, complex, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance, Gold Person, how it feels to fall from the sky, The Lucky Ladies, mother’s son, and Trees in their youth. His writing has been produced and developed around the country, including with Roundabout Theatre, the New Group, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Echo Theater, the Civilians,...
Dominic Finocchiaro’s full-length plays include angel's share, brother brother, brut, complex, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance, Gold Person, how it feels to fall from the sky, The Lucky Ladies, mother’s son, and Trees in their youth. His writing has been produced and developed around the country, including with Roundabout Theatre, the New Group, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Echo Theater, the Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, the Lark Play Development Center, the National New Play Network, Portland Center Stage, the Flea Theater, the Kennedy Center, PlayPenn, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Dixon Place, and the Amoralists. MacDowell and UCross Fellow. BA Reed College, MFA Columbia University, Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at the Juilliard School.

Plays

  • s(c)e(n)e[n]
    Stan edits textbooks and vlogs about Survivor; Evelyn spends her days taking care of her infirm mother and content-moderating videos of atrocity; the Producer might just have a way for them both to change their lives forever. But what are they willing to sacrifice in order to finally be seen by the world? A meditation on reality television, loneliness, and the dark desires of the modern audience.
  • I Summon You
    The Writer has invited you to the theatre to tell you a story. A story about the magic of words, of all that they can do. A story about creating things from thin air and trying to keep them alive. A story about the things art can never hope to recover. In the spirit of the work of Wallace Shawn and Will Eno, a solo show that attempts to investigate the reasons behind why we go to, and make, theatre.
  • halfs
    For a brief moment, Ray was on the verge of music stardom, but then it all went up in flames. Ten years later and struggling just to survive, he's forced to face his past and wrestle anew with his demons when his teenage half-brother Simon comes to stay with him. A play about family, new beginnings, and how we recover.
  • dress
    Martin's surprising fashion choice sets his friend group of Brooklyn hipsters into a tailspin, reopening old wounds and leading them to question the very basis of what holds them together. A dark social comedy about liberal blindspots and the messy minefield that is gender in the 21st century.
  • how it feels to fall from the sky
    After witnessing a woman plummet from the sky, five strangers in New York form a support group to process what they have seen. A melancholic dramedy about loneliness, loss, and the unending possibility of salvation inside human connection.
  • angel's share
    mom and dad's son has died. his name was steve. stephen is not mom and dad's son. however, with a tiny implant, the boundary between steve and stephen could begin to dissolve. but what's lost along the way? is a person more than just their memories? a speculative fiction exploration of grief, love, and family.
  • brut
    Music executive Eli returns to his sleepy southern Ohio hometown with a mission: to sign a mentally challenged savant and bring his undiscovered talent to a wider audience. To do so, however, he'll have to face his own past and do battle with the family who helped raise him. A play about the ethical ambiguities of the outsider art market and the inescapability of who we were and where we're from.
  • mother's son
    After the death of her son, an alternative music icon, Marie makes a pilgrimage to the Portland, Oregon house where he lived and recorded, searching for closure; instead, she finds a motley handful of lost souls, each touched by her son's life in one way or another. A play about the echoes of grief and the music of loss.
  • Gold Person
    Bobby used to be the biggest star on the biggest competitive reality show on television. Now he's doing Valtrex commercials and fighting not to be forgotten. What happens when everyone stops watching? What do you do... after reality? A play about the American Nightmare.
  • Trees in their youth
    ​Who were you in high school? What do you remember? What have you chosen to forget? Four seniors navigate the perils of privilege, race, gender, and sexuality as they struggle to come of age in their cloistered Bay Area town.
  • The Found Dog Ribbon Dance
    Professional cuddler Norma’s quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs and maybe even discover a second chance at love.
  • complex
    Something strange is going on in the apartment complex. When residents start turning up dead in ever more gruesome ways, it’s left to busybody tenant Todd to sort out the mess and stop the bleeding. A dark comedy about modern living and other forms of mass murder.
  • The Lucky Ladies
    Cindy, Dina, and Gina are contestants on America's longest-running reality television dating show. However, when their Prince Charming suddenly goes missing, the girls must ask themselves: how long am I willing to wait for love, and just what am I willing to lose?