Dawn Davis is an Actor and Producer based in Boston and Los Angeles. She is a resident actor with Praxis Stage, where she recently appeared as Portia in Julius Caesar and Mary Jane in Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. Favorite L.A. 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. Her stage and film productions have toured Boston and NYC and screened at the Brattle Cinema in Cambridge, MA.
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:
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.
JULIUS CAESAR Reviewed by The White Rhino Blog
"Praxis Stage has a growing reputation for mounting serious and very well presented productions. Julius Caesar builds upon that deserved reputation. The cast is excellent."
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."
JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN Reviewed by The White Rhino Blog
"Ms. Davis is also strong in her depiction of the attorney who is torn between a desire for justice and her propensity to offer grace and mercy, at great risk to herself and her career."
Film Review: The Temptation Game
Over the past few years I've come to know and love the feminist publication, Agnès Films, so I'm thrilled to be joining them as a Staff Writer. Please check out my first review.
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."
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.
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.
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