New York Stage Actress
Charismatic. Determined. Irreverent. Loyal.
About Dawn Vanessa Brown
When I was 12, I made the decision to make acting my life's vocation. And although my life has taken some detours to equally fulfilling paths ~ like choosing to be a stay at home mom and later a drama teacher to little ones ~ I have never lost sight of my original direction and have remained true to that vision.
Acting affords me the opportunity to use the stage as my canvas to create alternate worlds that are far different from the one I am currently inhabiting. Like motherhood, acting is life altering and once you take the plunge, you will never be the same as when you started out. You will be enhanced in some wondrous way. The ability to create is an amazing gift from the universe.
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (inaugural year) Festival Coordinator Creative Drama Teacher
Theatre Artists Workshop
Syracuse University, BFA - Acting
Private Voice Study - 6yrs. - Aldona Vilcci/Robin Idestrom
What People are Saying
Ed Friedman, Director/Playwright
“Dawn gave a fierce, yet heartbreaking performance, fighting for her son’s future while acknowledging the terrible price her family will pay. In addition, she was a great team player and contributed mightily to the success of this production.”
Joanne Hudson, Director/Playwright
"I have worked with Dawn both as an actress and a collaborator on several occasions. She shows up, and she shows up ready. She will bring something to the table to contend with. She will see you through."
Robin Anne Joseph,
"As an actor, Dawn is a new level of 'depth' onstage. Her process takes her from layer to layer to layer until she creates a character that is steeped in compassion and understanding."