Dominique “Dom” Ocampo (they/them) is a recent graduate from Lehigh University’s IDEAS program. For four years, they studied mechanical engineering & theatre design as media for transformative justice. With over a decade of fiction-writing and artistic experience, Dom now hops between playwriting, acting, and theatre design with bright eyes.
Dom certainly made their mark at Lehigh University, receiving multiple honors for their artistic & cultural endeavors. For three years, they led an antiracist LGBTQ+ peer education program which facilitated interactive curriculum to students and faculty. They also hosted and produced “Artwarming,” a podcast on the connection between art, identity, and mental health during COVID-19. Within the theatre department, Dom designed for CLICK, Godspell, and GPS. Some of their performance credits include DOG ACT, Smart People, Beyond Bars, and Open Up!
As a trans & Asian researcher, writer, director, and designer, Dom aims to tackle radical empathy and QTPOC liberation in all their creative works. When Dom isn’t theatre-making, you can find them playing Dungeons & Dragons, picking a new gender, or dreaming about British short-hair cats.
- Strohl Grant (2022)
- Williams Prize for Theatre in Acting (2019, 2022)
- Williams Prize for Scenic Design (2022)
- Performing Arts Scholar in Acting (2018 – 2022)
- University Service Award (2022)
- Ujima Award for Inclusive Campus Activism (2021)
- Contribution to Student Life Award (2021)
- Pride Center Outstanding Initiative Award (2021)
- Henry Baird Award for Queer Excellence (2020)