• Dawn Davis

    SAG-AFTRA

  • Dawn Davis is an Actor and Producer based in Boston and Los Angeles. She recently appeared in the short films Matriarch and If You Leave Me.

     

    Recent Boston theater credits include Jean Tarrou in the North American premiere of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of The Plague, Portia in Julius Caesar and Mary Jane in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (2017 IRNE Award Nomination: Best Ensemble). Favorite L.A. theater credits include Goneril in King Lear opposite Apollo Dukakis, Agnes in The Shadow Box directed by Keith David and the title role in Saint Joan.

     

    Dawn's short film, Harmony, which she produced and starred in, premiered at the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Cinema in Hollywood. It co-starred Chris Kerson (True Detective) and was directed by Logan Kibens (Operator). The feminist publication, agnes films, released a double-feature on Dawn's process of funding and the making of Harmony:

     

    Late Bloomer: How I'm Learning to Survive and Thrive in the Film Industry Over the Age of 30

     

    Review of Logan Kiben's Harmony

     

    Dawn is currently developing HELLS CANYON - a feature film that explores her obsession with complex female characters, transcendent storytelling and wilderness survival. She is a Staff Writer for agnes films and is a member of Women in Film Los Angeles and Women in Film and Video New England.

  • Boston Voyager Interview

    Thank you to Boston Voyager for interviewing me as part of their series "The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative." We talk about film, feminism and finding a way.

    THE PLAGUE Reviewed by The Arts Fuse

    "Relying on the performers to dramatize the specifics of scene and situation, without the means of props or set design, can easily fall flat, turning the evening into ‘storytelling theater.’ Praxis’s production clears this hurdle elegantly and evocatively."

    THE PLAGUE Reviewed by The Theater Mirror

    "Of course it helps to have a great script, committed and talented actors and a sharp director – all of which Praxis Stage supplies in its chillingly stripped-down version of Albert Camus' apocalyptic 1947 novel..."

    THE PLAGUE Reviewed by Rabbit Reviews Boston

    "Thankfully we have a fantastic ensemble leading us down the path to hell. The company of actors gathered here dig into their individual characters but never lose sight of the whole. I really felt that the group was working together as a team to tell the story. The characters in the play are fighting for their lives and the company of actors manage to show that grim determination to both survive and not lose their humanity in the process. It’s a fantastic balancing act to watch."

    Appearing as Jean Tarrou in THE PLAGUE

    I'm grateful to be working on this timely and thought-provoking piece of work--the U.S. premiere of a beautiful adaptation of Camus' classic novel.

    2017 IRNE Awards Nomination for BEST ENSEMBLE

    I'm thrilled to be included in this nomination for the Praxis Stage production of JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN. I loved playing Mary Jane alongside my excellent castmates.

    Guest Appearance on THE STEVE KATSOS SHOW

    I had a great time talking to Steve Katsos for Season 9 of his show. His support of artists and passion for his own project is inspiring.

    Booked Short Film MATRIARCH

    I'm very happy to have booked the role of "Nancy" in this short. It's a story of sibling rivalry and resentments set around a mother's death. I'm especially excited that it's directed by a woman.

    JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Reviewed by The Theater Mirror

    "Dawn Davis, as the lawyer, Mary Jane, is excellent, objectively capturing – with emotion brimming just under the surface – the attorney’s struggle with hubris."

    JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Reviewed by The Bay State Banner

    "The cast ... performs impeccably, creating dynamic, layered characters."

    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.

    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 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."

    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

    Directed by Logan Kibens Produced by &

    Starring Dawn Davis

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