Dominic Berry is an internationally award winning performance poet. He works with children and adults and has toured his verse across USA, Canada, India, New Zealand, Australia and Europe .
His awards include winning New York’s Nuyorican Poetry Cafe Slam, UK Superheroes of Slam and, as of 2017, seven Arts Council England Grants for the Arts awards.
He is currently touring two shows, his adult verse ‘No Tigers’, and a family retelling of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’, in collaboration with Big Imaginations, Action Transport Theatre and Arts Council England.
Dominic has performed his poetry on BBC’s Greg and Celia’s Festivals Highlights (a showcase of the best of 2014′s Edinburgh Fringe), Channel 4′s My Daughter The Teenage Nudist and Channel 4 News. In his children’s poet ‘Dommy B’ persona, he has performed on BBC’s Rhyme Rocket.
For family audiences, Dominic has nationally toured his self penned solo shows Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs! (2016 and 2017), The Dragon Who Hates Poetry (2013, 2015 and 2017, funded by Big Imaginations and Grants for the Arts) Spark, The Goblin Wizard (2014, 2017, funded by Hamilton Project) and When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish (2014 and 2015, funded by Action Transport Theatre, Big Imaginations and GftA).
Full of energy, jokes and action, these performances have enjoyed full capacity crowds from London to Glasgow and have resulted in Manchester’s Flapjack Press publishing the tie-in book to accompany each story.
For adult audiences, Dominic’s play about the modern mental health system Wizard (2012, funded by Oxford University, Arts on Prescription, Contact and GftA) toured the UK under the direction of PenUltimate’s Martin ‘Visceral’ Stannage.
Dominic and Martin also devised Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm, a comic poetry show for adults about the pleasures and perils of video gaming, directed by Kevin Dyer - which has enjoyed national tours and a 10 date run across South Ontario, Canada throughout 2016.
Where Dominic Has Trained
- As a teenager with the National Youth Theatre of Wales
- In his early twenties with Manchester Contact’s Young Actor’s Company, 2003 – 04
- An ‘At Home’ artist’s residency with Contact, 2007, directed by Shabina Aslam and John McGrath.
- Route’s Foreword course led by the legendary Gerry Potter AKA Chloe Poems, 2007
- Apples & Snakes’ performance courses, through 2007 – present
- Action Transport Theatre – under the direction of Kevin Dyer (2014 / 15 / 16)
Book Me For A Performance
For enquiries, commissions and project management, phone 07804 745 079 or email me.