Dominic “Dom” Gianna


Dom’s journey from the Broadhurst Theater as a theater kid took him to the chemical research laboratory, courtrooms throughout the United States, advocacy training seminars throughout the English-speaking world, and now, back to his first love – the stage.


In 2013, Dom decided to re-engineer and revive America’s first rock opera, The Survival of St. Joan, the show he worked back and front of the house at the Studio Arena Theater in Buffalo while a chemistry doctoral student. The memory of Survival’s novel story of the human Joan of Arc, and the amazing “before its time” rock opera format and thrilling rock music survived in his memory and heart for 40 years.


Now, along with Peter Wagg, former Managing Director of Cirque du Soleil Images and Dom’s colleague and presentation partner, attorney Lisa Marcy, Dom’s dream to bring a new “Joan” to the world is at hand.


Dom is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, the world’s most prestigious organization of trial lawyers and a senior partner of Aaron & Gianna, PLC in New Orleans. As a successful trial lawyer, he has tried cases for clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies throughout the USA. His love for the stage and theater, led him to create and present over 450 advocacy training seminars to over 30,000 members of the bar. Dom’s experience also includes stints as a trial judge and as an appointed special master in cases of enormous significance. He is the recipient of the two highest awards given by the American legal profession for his life-long contributions to the practice and teaching of storytelling, trial skills and persuasion science.


The words, stagehand, performer, trial lawyer, teacher, lecturer, seminar presenter, pilot, author, and now producer define his life. Dom holds a B.S. Degree from Manhattan College in New York, an M.S. Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a J.D. from Loyola School of Law, where he was Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review.