Dominic Finocchiaro

Dominic Finocchiaro

Dominic Finocchiaro’s full-length plays include brother brother, brut, complex, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance, Gold Person, The Lucky Ladies (someday you will be loved), 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...
Dominic Finocchiaro’s full-length plays include brother brother, brut, complex, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance, Gold Person, The Lucky Ladies (someday you will be loved), 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.

Plays

  • 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 (someday you will be loved)
    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?