Dennis Works as a Theatre Artist Internationally and Domestically. His recent International work was directing the Pulitzer prize winning play “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage for the Athens & Epidarus Festival 2016, in Athens Greece. The play was produced in conjunction with the festival by Dennis’s International Theatre collective, Company Diaspora. He also Directed the World premiere of the play Silent Voices for the National Theatre in Uganda.
Dennis is member of the Actors Studio PDU (Playwright, Directors Unit) He developed his one-man show Mandingo of Manhattan as a resident artist at the Mabou Mines suite. Dennis has performed Mandingo at Mabou Mines, The Thread Waxing Space, Stand up New York a benefit for the Artists Against the Contract with America, and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe'. As an actor, Dennis has performed at regional theaters throughout the country, including the Spolleto Festival in Charleston SC; The Cidermill Playhouse Binghamton NY; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Guthrie in Minneapolis; the Kennedy Center, D.C., Yale Rep; Voice and Vision (Smith College); Rites and Reason (Brown University). In New York he has appeared at HERE, NADA, the Public Theater, CSC, La Mama, Ohio Theater, En Garde Arts and Mabou Mines.
Dennis has taught workshops on Chekhov at the Theatro-Ergastirion Drama School in Athens Greece, inter-grating his work on Emotional Core Release Voice work. He has also taught workshops on Staging Violence based on Michael Chekhov’s “Art of the Psychological Gesture”
He has directed productions for SUNY Purchase, Fordham University, Powerhouse Theatre, Avalon Theater co; Arc Lite Theater co; EST, Stella Adler and Pace University, NY Stage and Film.
Dennis Directed and Produced his adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie for his company Green Eyed Monster Productions.
Dennis currently teaches at NYU, AADA. He has taught at Vassar College in the Africana Studies Program, Drama Department and Music Department. He has also taught at Columbia University, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Circle Rep, and Fordham University, Powerhouse Summer Theatre program, and the NJ Shakespeare Festival. Dennis has taught voice, acting and a Master workshops for High school drama teachers and directing and Playwriting workshops. Dennis's articles are published in Word Magazine www.word.com Dennis's article Safari Brothers has been reprinted by the University of Toledo in Ohio to be taught as part of a sociology course. He is a graduate of Yale University. Dennis has appeared in many independent films. Among his other adaptations is a stage version of "Treasure of the Sierra Madre".
Dennis completed his first film “You Cannot Eat Art”. As Writer and Director. He been awarded grants from the Jerome Fellowship the Puffin Foundation, the Waxing Space, Movement Research and Vassar College.