Synopsis: Written and performed by Dominique Fishback and originally directed by Chad Chenail. SUBVERTED portrays the destruction of Black identity as seen through the eyes of Eden, an 18 year-old girl living in an urban city in the USA. Through the colliding viewpoints of 22 friends, family members, and historical figures, Eden discovers that the promise of “equal opportunity” still, to this day, does not exist. She questions why the people she loves the most continue to live blindly subverted by an unrelenting history that they did not live through, yet inherit and must accept. Eden’s journey will make a difference in our understanding of what true equality actually looks like.
"I just want to say again what a miracle you are. It's hard to believe all that consciousness, purpose, outrage and hope can be packed into one small body -- or all that consciousness into one brain! I look forward to seeing everything you do. "
"Dominique is a creative/political force that I've never witnessed in such a young woman. Subverted is moving, relevant, and funny... and her talent, acting, writing and point of view --mind-blowing. Dom is wise beyond her years. Subverted is an unforgettable, shockingly deep, and breathtaking piece. And Dominique Fishback is an artist that gives all generations HOPE."
"OMG, Dominique Fishback'.Your multiple characters interacted seamlessly and the story they told was so powerful. I know you're destined to do even bigger and better projects, but I do hope you'll take this show up the ladder to Broadway. I believe your show would be a great inspiration to those who might otherwise succumb to the mechanics of oppression. " - Lynn McCunn
"Has to say hands down from the bottom of my heart that Dominique Fishback is the future of this business without a doubt. -Stephon Pettway
"She is truly gifted and talented! Dom moved me beyond words. She attacked some of our societal ills with the skill of a well seasoned swordsman. Cut down, dissected, and fed it back to her audience with a firm yet delicate hand. Thanks for using your gifts to raise our consciousness."-Karen Braxton
"I was so thrilled to see how you brought your characters to life so well, we could see them and not you - that's acting! And you know your poetry is like fireworks that rain fire! You must do it again - everywhere!!! -Cathy Wright-Lewis "In NYC for a 3-day Indy Theater Binge. Just saw incredible, mind-expanding show. Dominique Fishback is a rising star. Every human in America should see this." -Marla Felcher
"On Friday night I saw the 3198795987th Planet of the Apes movie, on Saturday night I saw Subverted. Subverted was the better experience. Dominique Fishback and her team crafted a fearless, emotional and funny theatrical experience, no 3-D glasses required." - Matt Hammond
"SUBVERTED will become a worldwide movement believe that!!! It was written & performed with such perfection the entire audience was captured in the faces of each character you played!Continue to inspire & uplift those around you" - Shareem Braxton
"I was completely Blown away!You undersold it, you said that it'll be "cool" and that I should come see it; this was a SPECTACULAR show and you put on a PHENOMENAL and UNBELIEVABLE performance! THANK YOU for allowing me to witness your genius work. "SUBVERTED will become a worldwide movement believe that!!! It was written & performed with such perfection the entire audience was captured in the faces of each character you played!Continue to inspire & uplift those around you" - Shareem Braxton
"I was completely Blown away!You undersold it, you said that it'll be "cool" and that I should come see it; this was a SPECTACULAR show and you put on a PHENOMENAL and UNBELIEVABLE performance! I really enjoyed the distinction between ALL of the characters.THANK YOU for allowing me to witness your genius work. Had the audience's FULL attention throughout! -Julian Hollinger