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“A Matter of Perspective” DC Black Theater Festival Recap!

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Hello everyone,
For a couple weeks or so I had the pleasure(thanks to a very talented actress & good friend of mine) to be cast in the staged reading “A Matter of Perspective” written by Chris G. Gardiner! And it couldn’t have come at a better time. Fresh off my 2 night run for the stage play “Last Call”, why not step back into the theater realm! Surrounded by talented actors to learn from, MAN! I was a kid in a candy store! We performed our piece during the Washington, D.C Black Theater Festival at the Howard University Blackburn Center. At the end of our performance we were met with applause and great review.

Just thankful for the opportunity that was given to me! As always thank you everyone for your time and support! And #StayTuned


“Last Call” Review by Sarah Parker “Nameless does not aim to provide audiences with a great show, rather an unforgettable experience.”

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Nameless’ ‘Happy Hour Theater’ Opens ‘Last Call’ This Thursday May 29th at 6 PM

by Guest Author on May 27, 2014

NAMELESS THEATRE PREMIERES,

LAST CALL

A PROVOCATIVE LOOK AT A GENTRIFYING DC

Last Call, by A’Leighsha C. Butler, directed by Nia M. Barge

Nameless, a newly formed DC-based theatre company, announces the premiere of Last Call, a sharp-toothed One-Act comedic drama. The site-specific production, chronicles the experiences of longtime and new residents living alongside one another in today’s nation’s capital.

As neighborhoods in Washington, DC experience redevelopment or the more loaded term…gentrification – some people stand unwavering in their position on the issue and others pose awkwardly on the fence. Last Call, does not naively set out to provide the answer, but rather hopes to begin a healthy dialogue amongst Washingtonians by laying uncomfortable topics, such as class, racism and sexuality boldly on the table.

Adams Morgan popular hotspot, Club Heaven & Hell, will transform into “Mike’s Place” – a fictional bar struggling to maintain its historical roots in a city redeveloping at rapid speed. Rather than observing the show from behind the safety of the fourth wall, audiences will experience the drama as it unfolds around them.

Last Call will kick off the company’s anticipated new series, Happy Hour Theater (HHT). HHT is a new after-work event where patrons are invited to experience theater in an unconventional way, during the familiar setting of ʻhappy hour’. In addition to enjoying drink and food specials, attendees will also benefit from a unique and quality theater experience at an affordable price.

SHOW SYNOPSIS
“Mike’s Place”, a small long-standing bar and unofficial DC landmark, struggles to maintain its roots in a neighborhood in the midst of great change. As condos rise, tensions swell amongst old and new residents. Suddenly, a horrible crime is committed just a few blocks away, making everyone in the bar a suspect. As accusations fly, the feuding neighbors are forced to come together in attempt to solve the unsettling mystery. Will they be able to uncover the truth before last call?

ABOUT NAMELESS
Nameless aims to reinvent theater by focusing on the most important element – the audience. The company produces work that can exist freely outside the proverbial box, by creating art unconfined by traditional theater spaces and artistic norms. Nameless believes that theater should be accessible to all audiences and specifically targets the non-traditional theater goers. Further, Nameless does not aim to provide audiences with a great show, rather an unforgettable experience.

The article is written by Sarah Parker.


“Last Call” stageplay Review by Christina Sturdivant “Happy Hour Theater Makes A Name For Itself”

HAPPY HOUR THEATER SERIES MAKES A NAME FOR ITSELF
June 3, 2014 · by Christina Sturdivant

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(left to right) – Sierra Edwards as Dottie, Alexis Graves as Joceyln, Dominque Spencer as Jordan, Tia Da as Ms. V, Adiyb Muhammad as Mike, Samantha Sheahan as Jenna, Katherine Jessup as Molly, Donta Hensley as Todd, Darren Rabinowitz as Tod (Photo by Travis Riddick)
(left to right) – Sierra Edwards as Dottie, Alexis Graves as Joceyln, Dominque Spencer as Jordan, Tia Da as Ms. V, Adiyb Muhammad as Mike, Samantha Sheahan as Jenna, Katherine Jessup as Molly, Donta Hensley as Todd, Darren Rabinowitz as Tod (Photo by Travis Riddick)
What happens when you bring drinks, soulful eats, dope beats and theatrical feats together? The most gravitating after-work experience to hit the District in decades, I assure you.

Thanks to Nia N. Barge and A’Leighsha C. Butler, co-founders of Nameless, DC professionals and creatives alike can wind down or turn up after work at Nameless’ “Happy Hour Theatre” series.

Last week, I attended the first installment at Club Heaven and Hell in Adams Morgan and was pleasantly surprised. Before the show, I was greeted by a welcoming crew, catered buffet with full bar and move your feet beats blaring the sound waves to get the party started.

The feature presentation, Last Call, written by Butler and directed by Barge, was a timely depiction of the changing demographic and experiences of life in the District. With the brilliant locale of Club Heaven and Hell as the backdrop of fictional “Mike’s Place,” a talented cast of DC-based actors disputed everything from the drab appearance and health-conscious menu changes of the neighborhood’s anchor bar to the new complexities of the community it serves, where long-time residents see schools replaced by dog parks and the pros and perils of Whole Foods is a recurring topic of agitation for all involved.

Whether you’re a native DC resident or a transient itching to go fruit picking at Barry Farms, this cleverly written play on gentrification in the District allows all voices in the matter to be heard with authentic happenings and continuous comedic relief that’s light hearted yet thought provoking.

The Happy Hour Theatre series is definitely a breakthrough for unlikely theater-goers and traditional performance-lovers to experience familiar entertainment in a different way. If the quality of the atmosphere and theatrical renderings continue, Nameless is sure to be a well-known company by the end of the year.

The final performance of Last Call at Happy Hour Theatre takes place this Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Club Heaven and Hell. Doors open at 6:00pm and guests are admitted until 7:00pm. Be sure to purchase tickets and arrive early to grab a seat as last week’s show was sold out.

Tip: Bring friends and enjoy the post-performance DJ session that will likely turn into a dance party and dip into the rest of Heaven and Hell to explore what libations the spot has in store for you.

Tickets are $15, get more info and purchase HERE.

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Nia Barge’s stageplay “Last Call” Review by Michael Poandl 5 Stars ***** !

by Michael Poandl on May 30, 2014

FIVE STARS

In Washington, D.C., there is probably no more sensitive and emotionally laden topic than gentrification.

So it is refreshingly relevant that the new company Nameless chose to premiere the first show in its “Happy Hour Theatre” series, Last Call, which directly confronts gentrification in D.C., in a club in the heart of Adams Morgan. Heaven and Hell, located on 18th Street NW, is smack dab in the middle of a part of the city where gentrification is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. After all, Adams Morgan was one of the first epicenters of the Great Neighborhood Redevelopment of Washington, D.C. Since joined by Columbia Heights, H Street Northeast, Petworth, Navy Yard and so many other neighborhoods, Adams Morgan is practically a monument to what comprehensive and large-scale redevelopment looks like.

This is critical to the core of Last Call, because although the subject of gentrification has been explored before on D.C. stages (see Bruce Norris’ groundbreaking Clybourne Park) Nameless asks the audience to go a step further in actually travelling to a gentrified neighborhood to see the show. In a way, Director Nia M. Barge has made the entire neighborhood the setting of Last Call. The play itself, written by A’Leighsha C. Butler, is staged in one half of Heaven and Hell’s upper level (Heaven, presumably…) using an actual bar and a few tables and chairs as its set. This too is pertinent because the play takes place – where else? – in a bar in a rapidly changing neighborhood in Washington, D.C.

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(left to right) – Sierra Edwards (Dottie), Alexis Graves (Joceyln, Dominque Spencer (Jordan), Tia Da (Ms. V), Adiyb Muhammad (Mike,) Samantha Sheahan (Jenna), Katherine Jessup (Molly), Donta Hensley (Todd), and Darren Rabinowitz (Tod). Photo by Travis Riddick.
(left to right) – Sierra Edwards (Dottie), Alexis Graves (Joceyln), Dominque Spencer (Jordan), Tia Da (Ms. V), Adiyb Muhammad (Mike,) Samantha Sheahan (Jenna), Katherine Jessup (Molly), Donta Hensley (Todd), and Darren Rabinowitz (Tod). Photo by Travis Riddick.
The fictional bar is called “Mike’s Place,” a staple of “the neighborhood” (meant, of course, to stand in for any of the numerous gentrified D.C. neighborhoods), run by Mike (Adiyb Muhammad). His restaurant has adapted in recent years, however, due to pressure from the influx of younger, wealthier, and whiter residents. Folks like Molly (Katherine Jessup), a sarcastic yoga instructor who wears the mandatory thick-rimmed glasses, and Tod (Darren Rabinowitz) and Todd (Donta Hensley), a well-educated gay couple, have convinced Mike to make certain changes to the bar, like replacing his father’s traditional fried fish sandwich with a hummus platter. Even Mike’s daughter, Jocelyn (Alexis Graves), who grew up in the neighborhood, is sympathetic to the redevelopment happening around her. But when Jordan (Dominique Antonio Spenser), a troublemaking young man who grew up with Jocelyn but only recently returned to D.C. arrives as Mike’s new employee, he objects to the changes he sees in both the neighborhood and his once-girlfriend, Jocelyn. It is clear Jordan and Jocelyn have their own personal baggage, and the chemistry between Ms. Graves and Mr. Spenser crackles from the start. Their Sam-and-Diane relationship parallels the larger story about neighborhood redevelopment. Just as Joceyln has changed, so has the neighborhood, and Jordan (like so many of the original residents) feels confused, resentful, and left behind.

If Jordan represents the disaffected neighborhood Old Guard, then the aggressive agents of change are epitomized by Jenna (Samantha Sheahan), a blaringly Caucasian new resident who storms into the bar, demanding answers about the whereabouts of her lost Chihuahua, Petunia. In short order she accuses “homeboy” Jordan of kidnapping her beloved pet, and strong-arms Mike into holding a mock trial right there in the bar, with Jordan as the indignant defendant.

But of course, it is not just Jordan who is on trial here. It is the whole huge subject of Who Owns The Neighborhood that is really at stake. As the farce of who stole Petunia unfolds, the real drama is between the old residents and the new. Dottie (Sierra Edwards) is the former Advisory Neighborhood Commission chair, ousted by Jenna in the previous election. As Jenna agitates for butterfly gardens and Whole Foods in the neighborhood, Dottie reminds her about what is lost in “redevelopment”. The so-called “empty spaces” where neighborhood residents would hang out, play chess, and get to know each other are now expensive condos and frozen yogurt shops. People like Dottie, Mike and Ms. V. (Tia Dae) are outraged that their community seems to be being invaded by people who see their neighborhood as an eyesore that needs to be torn down and renovated.

To her credit, Ms. Butler did not write Last Call as a one-sided polemic against gentrification. Jenna, Molly, and the gay Tod(d)s may be outsized caricatures of The New D.C., but they do fight back against the accusations that they are insensitive invaders. During one particularly powerful moment, Todd, who is black, eviscerates Jordan for telling him that this is not his home. Todd fires back that as a gay man, he can’t go home to West Virginia, and that this neighborhood, where he and his fiancée are building a life, is their home. Todd and Tod are not usurpers or colonialists; they are residents, and just because they are new and have a penchant for organic food and a beefed up police presence doesn’t make them evil or racist.

The layers of complexity surrounding gentrification, and the heavy emotional baggage that goes with it, is told elegantly and with great humor by Ms. Butler and Ms. Barge. I was impressed again and again by how these deeply serious issues were woven invisibly into a story that moved quickly and with razor-sharp comedy.

The entire ten person ensemble did an exemplary job of communicating both the comedy and the drama of Last Call, and they deftly avoided the trap of becoming caricatures. I was watching real people on stage, and it was this authenticity that made the show so funny and so touching. I must single out Ms. Dae (Ms. V.) and Ms. Edwards (Dottie) for their particularly endearing and hilarious performances.

I also commend the director, Ms. Barge, for her smart and creative staging choices. Although most of the action occurred on the L-shaped “stage” in front of the audience, the actors walked amongst the audience when it suited them, and often broke the fourth wall. In effect, the audience became a part of the show, and this effect was even sharper given the site-specific nature of the performance.

I must say, as a new resident of D.C. who enjoys Fro-Yo and Whole Foods, there were some uncomfortable moments of white guilt for this reporter. But, strange as it sounds, I enjoyed those self-conscious moments as much as any other in the show. At one point in the show, an “Old Resident” (James Wingfield) emerges from his covert position in the audience to launch a diatribe against gentrification. As the rest of the cast looks on in shock, Mr. Wingfield repeats again and again, “No spaces… no places” before he is escorted out of the theatre by the director herself. This bit of Brechtian staging was inspiring, depressing, and provocative all at once. Theatre should make people uncomfortable; it should make them think. I commend Nameless Theatre Company for presenting a show that is innovative, in-your-face, and funny as hell. Residents of neighborhoods all over D.C., old and new, need to hear the story that Nia Barge and A’Leighsha Butler is telling. Maybe then we can learn to get along a little bit better.

Running Time: It runs 90 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

Last Call has its second and final performance on June 5, 2014 at Heaven and Hell -2327 18th Street NW, in Washington, DC. For tickets, purchase them online.

Michael Poandl
About Michael Poandl
Michael Poandl graduated American University as a Theatre: Performance major in 2013. He is currently an intern in the Grants Department at the Arts Council of Fairfax County.


*Update* Awards! “Untitled: The Series?”

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LA Web Series Fest 2014

Hey guys! Long time no see but Ima make these updates short and sweet! The web series “Untitled: The Series?” was submitted into the #LAWebfest and came back with 6 WINS! The series received awards for the following categories: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing in Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Guest Actress, and Outstanding Guest Actress. In the series you can see me playing the role of “Shawn”. Watch episodes here at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuU0pEQPxdd61igpIax4mxA

As always #staytuned for updates regarding this production! And thank you for your time and support as it is greatly appreciated!



#FestivalUpdates: Untitled: the Series

Puprle Shamrock Media

Hello and goodevening everyone ,
I am proud to announce that the webseries #UntitledtheSeries, brought to you by the ladies at Purple Shamrock Media has been accepted into the “Houston Comedy Fest” (February), The “LA Web Fest” (March), and will also screen at the Women in Film Festival in Baltimore in March as well! We are still awaiting answers from other festivals as well. In the series I play the role of “Shawn”.

All I can ask is that you wish us luck as we keep trekking forward on our journey! If you havent seen any of the episodes of the webseries yet, you can do so here at the production company’s youtube page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/purpleshamrockmedia?feature=watch

Be sure to check the official Facebook page for Purple Shamrock Media at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purple-Shamrock-Media/218354404918694 as well as my blog at: http://www.actordas.wordpress.com for updates regarding this production !

Thanks guy for your time and support !
#Blessed
#teamDAS


The Webseries “When Life Gives You Lemons” Official KickStarter Campaign is Up and Running !

Hello everyone,
Above you can watch the Official Kickstarter campaign video for Don Barzegelli’s Webseries: When Life Gives You Lemons ! In this video you can see our vision for the series, whos involved, and what we need from you guys !

Here is a quick synopsis of the series:

This tale will take audience members on a comedic, action-packed adventure with Lou, Zip and various other “characters” met along the way. When Life gives you lemons follows the uncanny lives of two fellas dealing Lemonade, Lou and Zip. After the Local Drug Kingpin leaves on business Lou must fill his shoes, and watch this kingpin’s block.Lou reacquaints himself with the grungy, grimy dangerous game of hustling lemonade and faces everyday problems similar to that of the modern day drug cartel. Lou is suddenly plunged into a world of conflicts from the dilemma of being controlled by a powerful hierarchy, to chasing down his boss’s schizo sister. Meanwhile Zip’s devastating past as an addict constantly haunts him, as he struggles to adapt to this new environment; and to top it off an elite group of Federal gun yielding FDA agents start to track the cartel’s every move, and will stop at nothing to end this Sinister Syndicate! In the series I will be playing in the recurring role of “Eric”.

** This project contains mild violence, suggestive sexual content, suggestive drug use, and mild language. **

For more information regarding this webseries PLEASE visit the link to the series’ Kickstarter page at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1561809136/when-life-gives-you-lemons Here you can see EVERYTHING ! We REALLY NEED YOUR HELP GUYS TO GET THIS SERIES UP AND RUNNING ! Thank you for your time guys !

You can also check out the teaser trailer for the series below as well:

“When Life Gives You Lemons” Teaser Trailer


-Blessed
Dominique Antonio Spencer
#teamDAS


Trailer & Premiere Photos from the Red Carpet Premiere of Altorro Black’s Comedy/Drama feature film “Bachelorette’s Degree”


Hello everyone,
Here is the trailer/Theatrical poster for the film (as seen above) for my latest production, Actor/Director Altorro Black’s feature length Comedy/Drama film “Bachelorette’s Degree” Which had its Red-Carpet Premiere at the Angelika Film Center & Cafe in Fairfax,Virginia! The trailer can be seen below. You can see me in the film in principal in the role of “Robbie Lewis”. The film had two showings and packed the house for the first showing ! Great performances all around ! The film is now being prepped for its festival run, and to be shopped to distributors ! Below the trailer you can catch a few photos of myself with some really talented actors as well as good friends of mine. As always #Staytuned here for production updates regarding this film ALSO if you want to see more Red Carpet photos from the film’s premiere (cast/crew) also check out the films Official Fan Page at:https://www.facebook.com/one30media


Blessed
-Dominique Antonio Spencer
#teamDAS


The first official trailer for Anthony Greene’s Thriller “THICK”/ Cast & Crew Photos at the 2013 R.I.F.E film Festival !

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    Official Trailer 2014

    Hello everyone,

    Be sure to visit my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 to see the first official trailer for Anthony Greene’s Thriller “THICK” You can also see the trailer above as well ! You can check out the current theatrical poster “as seen above” for the film as well =) As always you can check back here for updates on the films production OR you can check in at the film’s Official Facebook Fan Page at: Please watch it, enjoy it, love it ! #THICK In the film you can see me in the role of “Marcel”

    Im just playing catchup here and filling you guys in on what happened late last year! Well you all remember me blogging about AGreene’s Thriller “THICK”! Well it had its first screening at last years #RIFE film festival. For those who may not know what RIFE stands for, its short for “Reel Independent Film Extravaganza” ! Here numerous films are screened from all over the world, awards are given to films, and actors alike ! It is just a wonderful event that has been taken place for a number of years and is spearheaded by AGreenes production company “SkyRocket productions“! BUT theres more! The first screening of “THICK” was SOLDOUT as well as the Second Screening !! Frickin AWESOME !!I also have some pics of the cast/crew as well at the event(RIFE) for the films first screening ! Twas an awesome night and Im just thankful to have had the opportunity to be present !

    Again #StayTuned for production updates regarding this film and check out some photos below of the cast and crew below !!
    Blessed
    Dominique Antonio Spencer
    #teamDAS


Untitled The Film?

Puprle Shamrock Media

Hello everyone!
Here, from the creative minds at “Purple Shamrock Media” is the webisode “Untitled The Series?” presented as it was shot “as a Film” in its entiety! If you havent watched it as a webseries, please do so in as a film 🙂 Always, if you like it leave a comment, if not then thats fine too! I had so much fun working on set with the cast/crew!! As always, #StayTuned for updates regarding this production! Subscribe to the Purple Shamrock Media Youtube Page at: And alsop follow Actor Dominique Spencer via my Official Facebook Fan Page at: OH YEAH, ENJOY ! =)

Cast:
Cassia Rainne: Vi
Deirdre McCullagh: Alex
Dominique Spencer: Shawn
Smyth Michaels: Seth
Susannah Foos: Cara
Madison Perna: Jessica
Joe Barlam: Crew Member
Laura Chaneski: Anne
Mercedez Diaz: Makeup Artist
Heather Drew: Justice
Jamil Gaines: DJ Whodini
Matt Grant: Director of Photography
Blair Adair Griffith: Britney
Jason Heffner: Jacob
Kealani Marie: Kim
Hezee Masters: James
Jeni Miller: Katlyn
Chris Murray: Sound Guy
Melissa O’Donnell: Abby
Connor Zilinskas: Charles
Stosh Zona: Director

And with that I present to you Untitled The Film?

-Blessed
Dominique Antonio Spencer


Untitled: The Series? Episode 5: The Plan

Puprle Shamrock Media

Hello everyone!
From the creative minds of Purple Shamrock Media; Here is episode 5 of the webseries “Untitled: The Series?” In the series you can see me playing the role of “Shawn”! I hope you like it and #staytuned for me episodes to come! Also be sure to check out my ActorsPage via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 And #subscribe to the Purple Shamrock Media Youtube page at: https://www.youtube.com/user/purpleshamrockmedia?feature=watch OH yeah ENJOY !

Cast:
Deidre McCullagh: Alex
Cassia Raine: Vi
Dominique Spencer: Shawn
Smyth Michaels: Seth
Jason Heffner: Jacob
Heather Drew: Justice
Jamil Gaines: DJ Houdini
Dawson P’s Dog


Untitled: The Series? Episode 4: Breathing Room

Puprle Shamrock Media

Hello everyone!
From the creative minds of Purple Shamrock Media; Here is episode 4 of the webseries “Untitled: The Series?” In the series you can see me playing the role of “Shawn”! I hope you like it and #staytuned for me episodes to come! Also be sure to check out my ActorsPage via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 And #subscribe to the Purple Shamrock Media Youtube page at: https://www.youtube.com/user/purpleshamrockmedia?feature=watch OH yeah ENJOY !

Cast:
Deirdre McCullagh: Alex
Cassia Rainne: Vi
Dominique Spencer: Shawn
Smyth Michaels: Seth
Susannah Foos: Cara
Madison Perna: Jessica
Stosh Zona: Director
Connor Zilinskas: Charles
Hezee Masters: James
Joe Barlam: Crew Member
Mercedez Diaz: Makeup Artist
Matt Grant: Director of Photography
Chris Murray: Sound Guy

Blessed
-Dominique Antonio Spencer


Untitled: The Series? Episode 2: Hulk Bride

Puprle Shamrock Media

Hello everyone!
From the creative minds of Purple Shamrock Media; Here is episode 2 of the webseries “Untitled: The Series?” In the series you can see me playing the role of “Shawn”! Hope you like it and #staytuned for me episodes to come! Also be sure to check out my ActorsPage via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 And #subscribe to the Purple Shamrock Media Youtube page at: https://www.youtube.com/user/purpleshamrockmedia?feature=watch OH yeah ENJOY !

Cast:
Deirdre McCullagh: Alex
Cassia Rainne: Vi
Dominique Spencer: Shawn
Smyth Michaels: Seth
Laura Chaneski: Anne
Blair Adair Griffith: Britney
Susannah Foos: Cara Jessup
Madison Perna: Jessica Ciara
Jason Heffner: Jacob
Kealani Marie: Kim

Blessed
-Dominique Antonio Spencer


Reminisce Red Carpet Premiere Photos

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Hey guys I know Im way late with these photos and this update in general but Ive been pretty busy with life lol 🙂 Here are 5 photos (If you would like to see more please check out my Actorspage via Facebook & my IG(Instagram page at http://www.instagram.com/actords) from the red carpet premiere of Robbie Soto’s Drama/Comedy film “Reminisce“. In the film I play the starring role of “Mark”.

The film screened at the Leitersburg Cinema in Hagerstown, MD and brought in a great turnout !! It was an awesome experience that I am blessed to have shared with some an incredible actors and just an overall fantastic group of inidividuals !! I am so grateful to the production team of Reminisce for having me onboard in my largest role to date, thank you so much for this opportunity Robbie Soto/Ralph Mauriello

Be sure to staytuned here, and also check in at my Actors Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 for any further developments regarding Reminisce’s film festival circuit.

As always thank you so much everyone for our time and support 🙂

#Love

-Dominique


AJ Harper’s short drama film “Jump” has been selected into 2 Film Festivals !

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*Photo Above* Dominique Spencer in the role of “Pierre” in Aj Harper’s short drama film “Jump

Hello everyone,

Im going to be brief with this news but AJ Harper’s short dram film “Jump” has been selected into 2 film festivals so far! Those 2 festivals are: Washington D.C’s “R.I.F.E (Reel Independent Film Extravaganza) and Hollywood California’s “Hollywood Black Film Festival”! This is some pretty awesome news and I can’t wait for you to see this film. If you reside in Washington, D.C please come out for the evening! For times, location, and more info can be found at the “R.I.F.E’s site at: http://reelindependentfilm.com/schedule.cfm A very talented cast (Gordon Timothy, Antoinette Greene Fisher, Caleb Jackson, Kameron Brown and more) and crew are onboard, and when I say that its GOOD, this film is GOOD! Just blessed to be apart of the process. I am principal in this film in the role of “Pierre”.

PLEASE feel free to check out the trailer for Aj Harper’s short drama film “Jump” below:

As always thank you everyone for your time and support! It really means the world to me. #Love

-Dominique Spencer


Character wrapped as “Marcel” for Anthony Greene’s [Thick]

THICKHello everyone,

Our time has come to move on from one production to another. We are officially character wrapped! 🙂 😦 But I would say that I learned that much more about the craft and worked with an amazing team! The cast is extremely talented and the crew MAN they were on it! Its always a blessing to be challenged as an actor, whether its being given directions to following, hitting your mark countlessly, or even if your in a space and then you lose it … you gotta get that space back! You gotta remain in that zone! 

Acting is being … no matter the amount of lines you are given you are still there! I would to say thank you to the SkyRocket production team for having me onboard for their production “Thick” in which I will be playing the role of “Marcel“. And to the cast & crew who I worked alongside, man these guys & gals will blow you away! I cannot wait for all of you to see this production when its completed! So blessed to have been apart of this 🙂 If you would to see the production via IMDB hit the link here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2887966/

As always thank you everyone for your constant time and support and #StayTuned

-Dominique Spencer 


*Updates on Robbie Soto’s feature length drama film [Reminisce]

Hello everyone,

Its been awhile since I have had time to update my blog due to the amount of detail I like to input within each post. So with that said if you would like to receive updates more frequently regarding my acting career please like my Facebook FanPage @: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 . But without further ado lets rollout these updates regarding [Reminisce]!

The Indiegogo Page for Robbie Soto’s feature length drama film [Reminisce] is now up and running! You can check out the page at –> http://www.indiegogo.com/REMINISCE-The-Film <– . Here you can donate to the film’s production and receive some cool perks by doing so!! Also in the gallery section is a clip from the film –> CHECK IT OUT <–

Movie “Reminisce” filmed in Greencastle, Hagerstown

By Colleen Seidel/The Record Herald

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Shannon Lanier of Dark Ronin Productions (third from left) talks to actors Derek Hays and Dominique Spencer during a break from shooting. John Stansfield, who plays the main character in the film, sits in the foreground.

  Oct. 27, 2012 11 a.m.Sunnyway Diner in Greencastle was the scene of a defiant breakup on a recent Sunday afternoon.

Beth stormed in on her boyfriend Jake and his buddy harassing some guys in a diner booth. Apparently, she had had enough of his bullying, told him it was over and stormed out.
Then the director yelled “Cut! Let’s do it again!” The actors repositioned themselves and Beth, played by Alexis Barone of Hagerstown, broke up with Jake, played by Brad Masters of Fairfax County, Va., roughly a dozen more times. The scene was part of a full day of filming at the local eatery for “Reminisce,” a play written and directed by Robbie Soto, a North Hagerstown High School graduate, which is now being turned into a 
full-length feature film.Scenes were shot for five weeks around Greencastle and Hagerstown.

Dark Ronin Films, a production company based in Hanover, has picked up the project and is working with Soto on producing the film, to be premiered at the Maryland Theatre next spring.
Birth of a film
Soto, 22, wrote the play during a difficult time while his mother was fighting lung cancer. When he finished the play, he showed it to his mom — five days before she passed away.
The story of “Reminisce” is the story of “a courtship of the popular girl by the school nerd,” Soto said. It’s told via a grandfather telling his granddaughters a bedtime story of how he met their grandmother. The underlying message is not to take life and loved ones for granted.
“Reminisce” was performed in January 2010 at the Maryland Theatre by Soto’s theater group, Performers of H.O.P.E. Following the performance, Soto said, “Everyone kept asking ‘Where else can t
his go?'” Soto connected with Shannon Lanier of Dark Ronin Films over Facebook one day, and the film version of “Reminisce” was born. “I was actually asking for advice,” Soto said. “I never thought (Lanier) would have the time to do this.”Lanier, who has worked on six other films as owner of Dark Ronin Films, brought everything Soto — whose directing background rests in theater — lacked when it came to filmmaking: Experience, knowledge and equipment. “He has been the backbone of this,” Soto said.

Team project

 “Reminisce” features mostly local actors, with a few from as far as New York City and Baltimore, who are giving their time to the project for no paycheck. Soto credits his actors for their commitment to the project — “Gas is not cheap,” he said. Even those who have little or no acting experience have been an asset on set, according to Soto. “There is no weak link,” Soto said. “We have a lot of talent, a lot of passion. That’s how this is gonna get done.” Soto received more than 600 submissions to audition for the film, which was “a good problem to have” but also “a nightmare. “Filtering through the submissions, he said that he was pleased to be able to give new actors, like Greencastle native Derek Hays, a chance to work on a film.

“Everyone needs a shot,” he said. “I needed a chance; Shannon gave me that chance. To be able to give that chance to others is thrilling.”
On the Net
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www.darkroninfilms.com

And now the film [Reminisce] has wrapped on principal phtography! Looking forward to what’s to come! 

So to recap the updates: check out the films’ Indiegogo Page at: http://www.indiegogo.com/REMINISCE-The-Film, Write up on the film via the Herald, and the film is officially wrapped on principal photography! And if you havent already be sure to check out the film’s Facebook page at:http://www.facebook.com/ReminisceTheFilm?fref=ts while your there be sure to like it and share the page! Help spread the word!!

Thank you everyone for all your time and support and please #StayTuned for updates on this production and more!


Theatrical Poster/Rough Cut Clip for Robbie Soto’s Independent Feature length Drama [Reminisce]*new

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Hello everyone,

Im back! I have been gone for a moment .. but when I am not blogging you can more than likely find me on my Personal Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/actords or you can become a fan on my FanPage at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Actor-Dominique-Spencer/104852579588294 and keep up with me on there!

But Ill be bringing everyone up to speed so lets start with bringing you the new theatrical poster for Robbie Soto’s feature length Drama film [Reminsice]! The film stars: Alexis Barone, John Stansfield, Dominique Spencer, Ralph Mauriello, and Brad Masters. Along with Robert Mason, Derek Hays, Ashley Tyler, Sharaya Nason, Lauren Ritter, and many more! In the film I will be playing one of the lead roles “Mark”. I must say since we’ve been filming every moment on set has just been a blessing! I have learned so much and have made many friends and its really been a blessing to have been cast — Not to mention as one of the leads in the film!

You can find out more about the film, see behind the scenes photos, meet the cast and you can even see a rough cut clip from the film below as well as at the film’s Official Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/ReminisceTheFilm If you feel so inclined to do so LIKE the film’s page and SHARE it as well/Help us spread the word!

Hope you like the new poster above and the rough clip below! As always thank you for time and support!

[Reminisce] Rough Cut Clip


Screenshots from Anthony Harper’s SAG Short Drama film [Jump]

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Hello everyone,

Real quick guys, above we have some screenshots from filmmaker Anthony Harper’s SAG Short drama film [Jump] starring: Gordon Timothy, Antoinette Green Fischer, Caleb JacksonCourtney Fergusson, myself, and Kameron J. Brown. The film is currently in post-production. So…. as always #StayTuned for updates and enjoy!

 


Theatrical Poster for Robbie Soto’s Independent Feature length Drama [Reminisce]

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Hello everyone,

Im here to bring you the theatrical poster for Robbie Soto’s Independent feature length Drama [Reminisce], one of the films Im cast in this year. The film has a very talented cast/crew on board for production. We have also partnered with the talented Shannon Lanier and his production company Dark Ronin Films. Also cast in the film in the role of “Andrew” is my brother and talented actor Robert Mason. The table read is scheduled for September 8th and I cant wait to meet the cast/crew again for this production! And principal photography is slated to begin very soon after!

If you havent visited the page for the film yet please do so at: http://www.facebook.com/ReminisceTheFilm While your there; give it a “LIKE”, check out the photos of the cast and crew, and read up on some of our recent updates regarding production! 

As always everyone thank you so much for your support, #StayTuned, and Enjoy!

 


Has been cast in Robbie Soto’s feature length drama film [Reminisce]

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Hello everyone,

I have been in cast in Robbie Soto’s drama feature length film [Reminisce]. In the film I will be playing the role of “Mark”. The plot has not yet been disclosed but what I can tell you is that this film is “An Underdog’s Love story”. Also cast in the film is the very talented/my brother “Robert Mason” in the role of “Andrew”. I am ecstatic to be cast amongst such an excellent crew and what is shaping up be a stellar cast! The expectations for this film are thru the roof and I am eagerly anticipating principal photography! 

You can check out the film’s Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ReminisceTheFilm?ref=ts . There you can check out photos of the forthcoming cast, production updates and more! As always #StayTuned and Enjoy!

 


Season 1 Episode 1 (S1:E1) “Coming to an End” of Aaron C. Smith’s new drama webseries [Rebels and Rejects]

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Hello everyone,

Season 1 Episode 1 S1:E1 “Coming to an End” of Aaron C. Smith’s new drama webseries [Rebels and Rejects] starring Shane Messick, Samantha Trionfo, Nate Nelson, Heather Fagan, Cheyenne Graham and is now live via its youtube page at: http://www.youtube.com/rebelsandrejects and here on my blog as well! After you’ve watch the episode feel free to comment, like, dislike, and share it! Soon as I have the viewing schedule I’ll be sure to let you guys know!

Thank you everyone for your support thus and as always #StayTuned and Enjoy!


Artwork for Aaron Smith’s Web-Series Drama [Rebels and Rejects]

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Hello everyone,

Above is artwork (Credit goes to Shane Messick for the design) for Director Aaron Smith’s Drama Webseries [Rebels and Rejects]. The series is about highschool seniors and their struggle through college as they face individual problems and instances, and how they have to grow to learn who they are and overcome these struggles. This webseries has to be comprised of some of the finest talent within the DMV area. 

In case you were wondering, in the series I’ll be playing the role of “Joseph”.

And wait, theres more! On June 30th we will be holding auditions for Season 2 in Baltimore, MD. Auditions will take place JUNE 30th, from 12-5PM. The venue is called EMP Collective. The address is 306 West Redwood Street, Baltimore MD, 21201. (parking is limited in the city so be aware you may have to pay a meter, or garage fee if unable to find open parking, we do not have parking at the location.)

PLEASE BRING A hardcopy HEADSHOT/RESUME WITH YOU to the audition! (headshot/resume) will not be returned.

Filming for season 2 will begin later in the summer.

Thank you again for your patience and for any questions do not hesitate to email me or text me 443-231-8475 (Verizon) (Casting Director, Shane Messick)

The series will be premiering in July via Vimeo and Youtube! So as always #StayTuned and Enjoy!