Dawn Brodey

Dawn Brodey is native of central Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She currently works full-time as a freelance actress, playwright and historian. As a performer, her professional experience runs the gamut from Shakespeare on stage, to super-villain on film, to the Easter Bunny on Nicollet Mall. As a historian and playwright, Dawn has collaborated with, and been commissioned by, several organizations including: The Bakken Museum, The Museum of Russian Art, Interact Theater and Down in History Tours. Dawn currently lives year-round on a houseboat on the Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota... and is a very good Trivial Pursuit player. You can see her at the Fringe in this show.

Articles by this author

ADVICE: Fringe Do's and Don'ts for better fringing

Fringe

In a few weeks, should you try to trek across town in 25 minutes to see that Fringe show with the great plot line but a few bad reviews? Get answers here.

Congratulations, graduates, and welcome to the Thunderdome

Training

As another crop of theater grads hits the outside world, Dawn Brodey offers some tips for survival.

The gulf between stage and screen

Process

For all their common ground, film and theater are different worlds. Dawn Brodey examines why.

I was the Easter Bunny

Training

Every artist has to pay some dues. Sometimes that means strapping on a giant bunny head and trying not to trample kids on Nicollet Mall.

Confessions of a "bad girl"

Process

Dawn Brodey's not a bad girl, but she plays one on stage. What happens when typecasting follows an actor home?

Theater according to film: an actor's take

Tradition

If you believe Hollywood, theater folks are nothing but backstabbing, heavy-drinking malcontents. Dawn Brodey takes issue with that... sort of.