A B O U T
Assemblage Theater is a personal theater project of its director, David Domkoski. There is no Board of Directors, no staff, no space, no season. Assemblage was originally created in 2012 to provide a framework to produce an independent production of Irish playwright's Mark O'Rowe's play, Terminus. Today, it exists to produce provocative, quirky and challenging plays that explore the endless possibilities of live theater; plays that celebrate language; plays that engage, inspire, entertain and challenge audiences. There is no plan until there is a play.
Assemblage Theater uses found spaces that meet the need of the play. Terminus was produced in a downtown loft with wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking the giant cranes of Tacoma's port. It was a magical place that allowed the play's world of demons, lost souls and singing serial killers to come vividly to life. Bluebeard - set in a church after the apocalypse, will be performed in the chapel of downtown's Urban Grace Church.
Theater needs to be affordable. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $7 for students.
Theater needs to be accessible. Reach out to under-served communities and make it easy for them to attend.
Keep it simple. Less is more. It's all about the story.
Keep it fresh. There are wonderful new plays out there. Find a good story to tell. Assemble a company of wonderful actors and designers who are passionately committed to telling it.
Take risks. Otherwise, why bother.
About David Domkoski.
I have been acting and directing since high school. Immediately after graduating from SUNY Geneseo (BA 1973 in Theater /English Lit.), I moved here with friends and began The Performance Circle in Gig Harbor. Since that time I have directed for Tacoma Little Theater, Lakewood Playhouse, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma Repertory Theater, and the Tacoma School of the Arts (where I served as an Adjunct Artist in Theater for several years). I have directed everything from Shaw, Shakespeare and Moliere to Woody Allen, Ray Bradbury, Arthur Miller, Landford Wilson and John Olive. I enjoy the process of creation, and of working with actors to bring a script to life. I like sharing good stories on stage. I believe our community needs more theater and hope that Assemblage is just the start!