Dominic Dromgoole
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Dominic was appointed Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe in 2006. He directed two plays for the 2006 season, Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra; Love’s Labour’s Lost in 2007; and King Lear in 2008. In 2009 he directed Romeo and Juliet and A New World by Trevor Griffith and also remounted Love’s Labour’s Lost which then toured the US. For the 2010 Kings and Rogues season he directed Henry IV parts I and II. He has also continually advocated new writing at the Globe producing eleven new plays since 2006: Under the Black Flag, In Extremis, We the People, Holding Fire, The Frontline, Liberty, A New World, Helen, an adaptation from Euripides by Frank McGuinness, Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton, and Bedlam by the first female playwright to be staged at the Globe, Nell Leyshon. Outside of the Globe, in spring 2010 he directed Philadelphia Here I Come for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. As part of the 2011 The Word is God season, Dominic directed Hamlet as a small scale tour and this year for the The Play’s the Thing Season Dominic directed Henry V. From 1990–96, Dominic was Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in West London. As a producer at the Bush, he put together 65 world or British premieres, winning 27 major theater awards and directed nine plays. From 1996–97, Dominic was New Plays Director for the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic Theatre where he produced six new plays and directed two. Between 1999 and 2005, he was Artistic Director of the Oxford Stage Company where he produced 23 plays, directing ten himself. Outside the OSC, Dominic directed a national tour of Present Laughter for Theatre Royal Bath, and for the Tricycle Theatre, The Shadow of a Gunman and John Bull’s Other Island. In 2005 he directed Someone To Watch Over Me, starring David Threlfall and Jonny Lee Miller in the West End. He has written two books: The Full Room (Methuen 2001) and Will and Me (Penguin 2006).