I met Chris Domig at Schloss Mittersill when I was there in 2003. Last summer he presented DIRT in the NYC Fringe Festival, and received Best Actor honours. He's taking the show to the Edinburgh Fringe, and en route, one performance in Seattle.
July 20, 7pm
Fremont Abbey, Seattle
"A play about racism and the havoc it wreaks on the human spirit. For seventy-five minutes, the stage belongs to Austrian-American actor Christopher Domig, who brings depth, turmoil, and even a touch of well-pruned humor to the lonely role of Sad, a 30-year-old Iraqi man living illegally in the United States. He sells roses on the street: his name is Sad but he is not sad.
"Sad is an Arab living in New York City in 2008. He loves the English language, and America too. He is thankful for the life he is “allowed” to live in this country, and is sensitively aware of his rights – and lack thereof. He is careful about what he says and does, to the point that he remarks repeatedly he has never once sat on a park bench in this city. To Sad, the benches are reserved for the people he at once admires and abhors, including the 40-year-old men that buy his roses but refuse to look him in the eye. He resents their behavior yet feels obligated to respect them, and the exploration of this conflict drives the play."
by Audrey Dimola, LIC magazine, Issue 10
“See this show....Christopher John Domig is captivating, highly skilled, and utterly heartbreaking“
“riveting Christopher John Domig“
“Stunningly realized in Christopher John Domig's performance.”
- Backstage Critic's Pick
“An exciting new actor who stands out from all the rest. Go see Dirt and discover Mr. Christopher Domig. It’s a dazzling performance.“
“A brilliant performance from Domig“
- Downtown Express
“Christopher Domig gives a stellar performance“
“extremely capable, charming performance of Christopher Domig“
“A startling young actor whose name is Christopher Domig, will not remain unknown for long. Watching Domig in DIRT brings to mind a young Dustin Hoffman or Al Pacino when they were just starting off Broadway.”
“Christopher Domig is one of the finest actors we’ve seen lately. Watch for big things from him in the future.”
“…aptly played by Christopher Domig, who captures the subtle nuances of his dejected character”
“A powerful, mesmerizing and thoroughly enthralling performance by Christopher Domig“
“The fire and vigor in this young actor’s eyes keeps us peeled to his thoughts.“