THE PLAY DIRT-Award Winning Solo Play
￼DIRT (theplaydirt.com) is a powerful drama about racism and the havoc it wreaks upon the human spirit. This haunting 70-minute drama tells the story of Sad, a desperately-alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, living on the fringes of Western society.…
￼DIRT (theplaydirt.com) is a powerful drama about racism and the havoc it wreaks upon the human spirit. This haunting 70-minute drama tells the story of Sad, a desperately-alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, living on the fringes of Western society. Charming and humorous, yet cynical and violent, he confronts xenophobia and latent racism as he peddles roses to eke out an existence. Issues of identity, anti-foreign sentiment and self-worth are brought to life through the character's disturbing psychological self-portrait.
“Robert Schneider's fertile ‘Dirt’ is a disturbing and original journey into self-loathing otherness. The riveting Christopher John Domig plays the febrile, highly unreliable narrator... You leave feeling sweaty, shaken and soiled.” - Time Out New York, Critics’ Pick
“An uncanny play that still resonates.” – The Globe & Mail, Vancouver “A mesmerizing performance”
– The Scotsman
“A smart piece of writing well-performed” – The Times of London
THE PLAY IN CONTEXT:
There are 12 million illegal immigrants living in this country today. The celebrated one-man play DIRT starring Christopher Domig is the story of one of them. Mr. Domig received rave reviews for performing Robert Schneider’s play around the world and now returns to New York with a bold new production at The 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street) from September 18 to October 12. He won “Best Actor” for this role at the New York International Fringe Festival and performed it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Vancouver Fringe Festival in addition to lauded performances in London, and Berlin. This new production of DIRT is directed by Mary Catherine Burke and produced by Dreck Theatre Ensemble .
Robert Schneider was named “Best New Playwright” by the German theatre magazine Theatre Heute upon DIRT’s original publication in 1993, and it went on to become the most frequently-performed solo show in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the 1990ʼs. Domig introduced it to English-speaking audiences in this translation by Paul Dvorak. The production features set design by Edward K. Ross, lighting design by Dan Jobbins and costume design by Hunter Kaczorowski.