Cast in JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN
I'm excited to have booked the role of Mary Jane in the Praxis Stage production of JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN, which is a play I've wanted to work on for years. We open in May; please click below for updates.
Featured as a Feminist Filmmaker
I'm so honored to be cited in Chapter Two of Alexandra Hidalgo's video book on feminist filmmaking which, at its core, is about equality and social justice for all populations. Her work is incredibly thought-provoking and inspiring.
Rebel Heart Film Workshop
I was fortunate to attend a weekend film production workshop in Denver, led by Writer/Director Diane Bell & Producer Chris Byrne. This was the next step in the process of developing my feature film HELLS CANYON. I highly recommend this workshop for any artist who wants to maintain their independence & personal vision.
HELLS CANYON is Online
We now have a web presence for my feature film. Please stop by and see how the production is unfolding.
MEDEA is Extended!
Thanks to audience demand, we're so excited to bring back this show for three encore performances. If you missed the original run, please come out for this brief extension.
MEDEA Reviewed by Theatre Ghost
"If you like horror — and are strong enough to take it straight, no sweet mixer, no ice — then step up to NoHo for Medea. You’ll be shaken, but you won’t be sorry."
MEDEA Reviewed by Stage Raw
"Shows put on here are a throwback to that earlier era of local theater when edginess was king and the stage was slightly dangerous and a little unpredictable. Denise Devin’s adaptation of Medea, about a scorned woman gaining unholy vengeance against those who wronged her, could very well be the perfect fit for the Zombie Joe’s Underground brutalist ethos."
MEDEA Reviewed by Night-Tinted Glasses
"Denise Devin directed and adapted this play, over twice the age of the language in which we experience it. Think about that for a moment. About what it takes for such a work to last! It's style should feel archaic and difficult to grasp, yet in fact in the tiny black box on Lankershim the story very much comes alive."
MEDEA Reviewed by LA Weekly
"Patella is magnetic, and the tiny venue elevates rather than detracts from her intensity. Devin’s inclusion of a hypnotic song (composed by Elif Savas), along with Taiko drums and other percussionist instruments, brings a haunting quality to the drama."
Booked a Role in MEDEA
I'm so happy to be working on what I think will be a truly great production of MEDEA with Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group. Tickets are on sale now!
Blogging for Women in the Arts
I want to share two current blog projects that express my passion for women in the arts. The first is the #52FilmsByWomen campaign organized by Women in Film Los Angeles. The second is my own interview series with female artists who are over the age of 35. I hope you'll take the time to read about the talented and inspiring women I've been featuring.
Survival Drama HELLS CANYON in Development
I'm very excited to be partnering with screenwriter Jo Hannah Afton to create HELLS CANYON, a feature film that I'll be producing and acting in. I've been looking for a project like this for a couple of years and am so thrilled to officially be in development in 2016. Please visit our Facebook page to follow our progress.
LAFPI & Sam French Holiday Micro-Read Hook-Up
I had a great time participating in the Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative Holiday Micro-Read at Samuel French bookstore. A bunch of actors joined with female playwrights and directors to rehearse and perform one-page plays in a matter of hours. It was a lovely afternoon and inspiring to see what can happen when like-minded artists come together to create.
I Support Agnes Films' #FavWomanFilmmaker Campaign
I'm very happy to support Agnes Films' #FavWomanFilmmaker Twitter campaign that's taking the Web by storm. This morning I participated in a chat around the topic of entering the film industry as a woman.
HARMONY Now Available for Online Viewing
Actor/producer Dawn Davis has released her short supernatural thriller, Harmony, for online viewing!
HARMONY Brings Supernatural Thrills to 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival
Thanks to Fanpop for this short & sweet review!
Actress & EP Dawn Davis Premieres Supernatural Thriller HARMONY at HollyShorts
Thanks to Jenna Mundo of the Hollywood Celebrity Examiner for this interview!
Shockya.com Interview: Dawn Davis Talks HARMONY
Thanks to Karen Bernadello, Senior Movies & Television Editor, for this interview!
HARMONY to Premiere at HollyShorts Film Festival
I'm thrilled to announce that my supernatural thriller, HARMONY, will have its World Premiere at the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival & Film Conference, August 14th - 23rd, at the TCL Chinese Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. HollyShorts is named one of "50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by MovieMaker Magazine.
Dawn Davis & Logan Kibens are Guests on the ActorsE Chat Show
Thanks to Pepper Jay Productions and our lovely host, Cerris Morgan-Moyer, for having us on to discuss HARMONY.
YOU'RE STILL HERE? Screens at NFFTY
This dark comedy short, written and directed by Matthew Hartman, screened at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle as part of The Last Laugh program.
Film Courage Interviews Dawn Davis
The awesome people at Film Courage interviewed me about HARMONY. It was really great to connect with such a fantastic website.
DEAD SOULS Screens at LA Web Series Festival
This zombie-horror web series, created by Shane O'Connor & Patrick Peloquin, screened at the L.A. Web Series Festival.
DEAD SOULS Screens at Wildwood Film Festival
This zombie-horror web series, created by Shane O'Connor & Patrick Peloquin, screened at the Wildwood Film Festival in Wisconsin.
Agnes Films Reviews HARMONY
"You should watch Harmony. Twice. I say this not only because the film is short and compelling, but also because Harmony is filled with small, foreshadowing details that can go unnoticed during the first viewing."
Late Bloomer: How I'm Learning to Survive & Thrive in the Film Industry Over the Age of 30
This narrative is part of an Agnes Films' double feature on the film HARMONY.
THE SHADOW BOX Interview with Dawn Davis
Emmy Award Winner Keith David directed this production at Edgemar Center for the Arts. I played Agnes- one of my favorite and most challenging roles.
HARMONY: Short Supernatural Thriller
Official Selection: 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival
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