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    Dawn Vanessa Brown


  • New York Stage Actress

    Charismatic. Determined. Irreverent. Loyal.

  • About Dawn Vanessa Brown

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    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.

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    Creative Drama Teacher

    Dialects (Deep South/Mountain Midland))



    Theatre Artists Workshop



    Syracuse University, BFA - Acting

    Private Voice Study - 6yrs. - Aldona Vilcci/Robin Idestrom

  • Credits

    Staged Readings


    Vagina Monologues

    Role: Various

    Cultural Arts Coalition


    Play With Your Food

    Role: Various

    JIB Productions, Inc.



    Role: Phyllis DuBois

    Joanne Hudson & Royal Shiree









    New York

    Play: Thirty Days

    Role: Karina

    Latea Theatre


    Play: Private Lives

    Role: Louise

    Katonah Classic Stage


    Play: Back to the Garden

    Role: God

    Axial Theatre


    Play: Doubt

    Role: Mrs. Muller

    GoJo Clan Productions

    (Depot Theatre)


    Play: Eucharist Adoration

    Role: Woman

    Aery Theatre Company

  • 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,

    Artistic Director

    "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."

  • Contact Dawn

    Westchester County, New York
    By Appointment