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Dot

Written by Colman Domingo
Directed by Corey Mitchell

May 6-8, 12-15, 19-21

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

The total run time is 2 hours and 10 minutes with one 10 minute intermission

Performances will be held at the Arts Factory at West End Studios

Single tickets and Flex Passes available now!

Advance Purchase Online: $25 inclusive of all taxes and fees

Night of Show at the Door: $30 inclusive of all taxes and fees

Students and Educators at the Door: $10 inclusive of all taxes and fees

Discounted pricing available for groups of 10 or more, contact us at info@threebonetheatre.com to learn more

This show contains adult language and themes, recommended for ages 16+

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This hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.

The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. DOT originally premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

This show contains adult language and themes, recommended for ages 16+

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What People Are Saying
Entertainment Weekly
"DOT is a beautifully unsettling play! [...] Colman Domingo's most ambitious play to date. A fearless mix of bone-dry humor and warp-speed emotional shifts."
New York Times
"A thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama! [...] An impressive advance for Colman Domingo."
Theatre Mania

"A magnificent new play! Full of laughter and heartbreak [...] Colman Domingo tackles the subject with intelligence, heart and humor."

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Meet the Artists

Corey Mitchell
Corey Mitchell

Director

Tony Award winner Corey Mitchell is the inaugural recipient for Excellence in Theatre Education. He was selected as a top 50 Finalist for 2017 Global Teacher Prize and was named North Carolina Outstanding Theatre Arts Educator by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Most recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Educational Theatre Association and the ASCAP, and also received The Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte. Corey has twenty-five years’ experience in the classroom, including twenty years as Theatre Arts Educator at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC.

Corey is active as a director, actor, keynote speaker, educational consultant, and workshop presenter in Charlotte and throughout the country. He advocates for arts education through his work on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Theatre Conference and The Arts Empowerment Project. Corey’s past and present students are performing, writing, and composing for community, university, and regional theatre, as well as theme parks, independent and studio films, the West End, national tours, and Broadway musical-theatre productions.

Lillie Ann Oden
Lillie Ann Oden

Dotty

Lillie Ann Oden is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and has been performing as an actress, storyteller and voice over talent for more than twenty years. Her performances at Three Bone include The Vagina Monologues, By the Water and The Children. Other credits include Purlie Victorious, For Colored Girls…. The Odd Couple, The Delany Sisters, Doubt, Steel Magnolias, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Fences (Rose) where she was nominated for best actor in a lead role. She has also appeared in training films and commercials for Harris Teeter, Lowes Home and Garden, Greyhound Bus and the Ohio Lottery. Her current film, Discarded Things is playing on Amazon Prime and Pure Flix.

Valerie Thames
Valerie Thames

Shelly

Valerie is excited to be returning to the stage and with Three Bone Theatre! She was last seen onstage as part of ATCharlotte's NuVoices festival as Fran in Dembe. She made her Charlotte theatrical debut with Three Bone as Jenny in Daffodil Girls. She would like to thank E for his continued love and support.

Marvin King
Marvin King

Donnie

A Charlotte resident by way of Birmingham, AL, Marvin has four loves: Alabama football, his Irish doodle Samson, his nephew Jaxon and theater. ROLL TIDE! While this is his first production with Three Bones, Marvin has worked in many theatres in Charlotte and surrounding areas including, Theatre Charlotte, Actors Theatre, Matthews Playhouse, Piedmont Players and Uwharrie Players to name a few. While every stage experience is beautiful in its own right, to date, his most memorable stage production would have to be the regional premiere of RENT at Theater Charlotte. "No day but TODAY!"

Nasha Shandri
Nasha Shandri

Averie

Nasha Shandri is honored and thrilled to work with Three Bone Theatre. She began acting as a youth with Phyllis Wheatley Repertory theatre in Greenville, SC and trained with Actor's Express theatre in Atlanta, GA. She took about a decade away from stage to focus on family and gained training in massage therapy, reiki, meditation, and nutrition. Her time away developed a deeper connection to the craft. In 2018 she returned to the stage and enjoyed being behind the camera working as an Assistant Director and producer. Some of her credits include Boys to Baghdad, Black Nativity and The Colored Museum with BNS Productions, and Forbidden Love (JB Star Productions).

Amy Dunn
Amy Dunn

Jackie

Amy Pearre Dunn (she/her/hers) is thrilled to be making her debut with Three Bone Theatre! She graduated from the Theatre & Dance program at Appalachian State University, before moving to Atlanta to work at the Alliance Theatre, and eventually took over as the Education Director at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. After a long hiatus, Amy returned to Charlotte, where she reengaged with her love of theatre at Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts where she played Mary Hatch in the 2017 and 2019 productions of "It's A Wonderful Life" (as well as the virtual production in 2020) and Doris Walker in "Miracle on 34th Street". Other local credits include “Sense & Sensibility", "Becket", and "On Golden Pond" at CPCC.

Satheesh Kandula
Satheesh Kandula

Fidel

I, Satheesh Kandula, am a graduate student majoring in computer science starting with this spring'22 semester. I am from Andhra Pradesh, India. I am done with my undergraduate degree in 2018 and later worked for an IT company for 3.5 years. I have never been into any plays, this is my debut play and I am very much excited for this opportunity.

Tommy Prudenti
Tommy Prudenti

Adam

This is Tommy's second production with Three Bone Theatre and he is thrilled to be working with this talented cast and crew. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Rutgers University and since then, he has spent the majority of his career working in arts administration as a booking agent in NYC and as the Education Programs Coordinator at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Currently, he works as the Special Programs Manager at Blumenthal Performing Arts where he's been since 2019. Some of his favorite credits include Sal in By The Water, John in The Duck Pond, Mikey in The Day They Shot John Lennon, the 2019 Brandless national commercial and a principle spot in the Charlotte Tourism commercials. Tommy is signed with Carolina Talent Agency and has been working on commercial, film and print jobs in the Carolinas since his move south in 2013. He's thankful to have found such a supportive, vibrant Charlotte arts community and credits Three Bone with putting exceptionally relevant, compelling stories on stage.

Colman Domingo
Colman Domingo

Playwright

A 2021 Hollywood Critics Association Award and Imagen Award nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in Euphoria and a Film Independent Spirit, NAACP, SAG and Critics Choice Award nominee for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Colman Domingo is a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated actor, director, writer and producer. Colman has recently received his Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Ursinus College. He just joined the faculty of University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts as a Professor of acting, after having served as a Juilliard School Creative Associate and a faculty member of the Yale School of Drama. Colman has starred in some of the most profound films in recent years such as Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk, Steven Spielbergs' Lincoln, Lee Daniel's The Butler, Ava DuVernay's Selma and Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation. He stars in this summer’s films, Jordan Peele's Candyman and Janicza Bravo's Zola. He stars on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead for seven seasons and guest stars on HBO's Euphoria as Ali. He recurred on Steven Soderbergh's series The Knick. As a writer, his plays and musicals include Dot (Samuel French), Wild with Happy (Dramatist Play Service) and A Boy and His Soul (Oberon Books), the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and Geffen Playhouse’s groundbreaking musical Light's Out: Nat King Cole. His plays have been produced by The Public Theater, Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival of New American Plays, New York Stage and Film, A.C.T, The Tricycle Theater in London, Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia, among others. He is the recipient of a Lucille Lortel, Obie, Audelco and GLAAD Award for his work. Colman is currently writing a new musical for The Young Vic in London/ Concord Music. His production company, Edith Productions, has a first look deal with AMC Studios for which he is developing television, film, theater and animation projects. He is currently shooting Season 4 of his series, Bottomless Brunch at Colman's across all AMC platforms and readying his scripted series West Philly, Baby, for which he will write, direct and executive produce for ALLBLK/AMC+.

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Lionel Lee Jr. Center for Wellness

Community Partner

The Lionel Lee Jr. Center for Wellness (LLCW) is a local organization serving the needs of uninsured, underinsured, and underserved members of our community. Their mission is to assist individuals and families in obtaining their basic health and wellness needs and to increase public awareness and support for those negatively impacted by systemic issues. Their goal is to provide information and activities to improve overall health and wellness with a particular focus on Black and LGBTQ+ communities.

LLCW supports the Black Lives Matter and Transgender movements and advocates for equity and fair treatment of all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, social status, and gender identity.

Lionel Lee Jr. Center for Wellness
Playwright Interview: Colman Domingo

Humana Fetival

An interview with playwright Colman Domingo about the world premiere of Dot at the Humana Festival

Playwright Interview: Colman Domingo
Interview: Colman Domingo and Tessa Thompson

Interview Magazine

Playwright Colman Domingo talks Dot, theatre, tv and film with friend and fellow actor Tessa Thompson

Interview: Colman Domingo and Tessa Thompson
Colman Domingo to Adapt His Play ‘Dot’ as TV Series for AMC Studios, ALLBLK

Variety

Read about the new TV series based on "Dot" that will be coming to AMC in 2022

Colman Domingo to Adapt His Play ‘Dot’ as TV Series for AMC Studios, ALLBLK